Monday, January 11, 2010

Tutorial for Songbird card

Well, here it first tutorial! I hope you can follow along......
I cut my card base from the cart "A Childs Year" I used the "card" feature on page 48.

I cut the card base at 5 1/4 on SU Barley Banana cardstock.

I cut the Scallop square that layers on top of the card at 4 3/4 from SU designer paper. I wanted the scallop square to be a bit smaller than the top of the card.

Now, change to the Songbird cart and cut the "Perch" feature on page 45.

I cut the bird on the branch 3 times, once on green cardstock, once on blue and once on brown. Then I cut the shadow feature, which is shift/Perch on grey cardstock. I made all the cuts at 1 3/4

Thats it for the cutting lets assemble!

Score and fold the card base on the score marks.

I then ran the front (scallop edge) of the card the the cuttlebug using the dots folder.
I took by little ink pad from PTI, and inked up the edges of the card base and the scalloped square. I even took the top of the small pad and rubbed it across the embossed dots and across the designer paper to give it an aged look.

Next I took each of the bird on the branch cuts and trimmed them up to layer together. I cut the leaves and the bird off the brown cut, the bird and legs off the green cut and cut the entire bird off the blue cut.I then glued them down on the grey shadow cut.

I used some chalk to add some dimension to the branch, leaves and bird and added a little highlight with my white gel pen. For the little birds eye, I just adhered a very small black pearl from a pack of different sized pearl accents.

I used PTI Leaf Green satin ribbon and threaded it thru one of the scallop holes on the top and bottom of the layer.

I tied a bow with the ribbon....

I then added a button with twine tied thru and adhered to the bow with a glue dot. I then used dimensionals to adhere the scallop layer to the front the card, and also used dimensionals to add the bird on the branch to the scallop layer. I then stamped a sentiment from PTI's stamps.

I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial, please let me know so I can improve where needed.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!



  1. Sweet card! Fabulous job on the tutorial!

  2. Great job!!! Very helpful.

  3. Oh I love it!! I may need this cartridge...

  4. Awesome! That was perfect. Now I too need that cartridge.


  5. Great tutorial, and I absolutely love your card. Have a blessed day!!!

  6. So stinkin cute! I REALLY love this card. I want to make one, but I don't have this cart. Looks like I might be needing to make a new cut file!! :) Great job, thanks for sharing!