So, your baby is on the way and you are eager to prepare his or her room. If you don’t want to outgrow your nursery decor too quickly, you may want to choose elements that are cute without being too obviously baby. Using white will also lend versatility as it’s suitable both boys and girls. Here I’ll show you how to create some chic, neutral art that will enhance your space.
To get going you will need:
- In the Bird House by The Cutting Files at The Digichick
- White card
- Distress Inks – Antique Linen and Old Paper (Old Paper for inking, Antique Linen for stamping)
- A distressing tool
- adhesive pearls or a pearl pen for the eyes
- background stamps (I’ve used a script stamp by Kaisercraft and dot swirls by Inkadinkado)
- embossing folders (hmm, I seem to have quite a few, but don’t worry I didn’t use them all)
- Sewing Machine
- Your favourite adhesive including some dimensional adhesive
First trim your white card so you have four pieces measuring 15cm x 11cm. Ink and distress the edges, then add your background stamping and finally stitch a border so you end up with four pieces that look similar to this.
The next step is to cut the bird house pieces. These are also cut from white card. Here’s a screenshot from my software programme. I created the circle I used for the tree. It didn’t come with the cutting files. I ended up not needing the leaves from the smaller branch, I only used one as a wing and I also left off most of the tiny elements. The files come in several formats including jpeg and pdf so you can still use them even if you don’t have a digital cutter.
Once your pieces are cut, you’ll want to emboss selected pieces and ink all of the edges then assemble to create four scenes as shown below. You can use adhesive pearls for the eyes. I used a pearl maker pen.
When all your panels are created arrange them on a 30cm x 30cm piece of white card, frame and enjoy!
Here’s my finished piece. The frame came from Ikea and the inkpad is just there to give an indication of size. I took the glass out to avoid glare in the photo.
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