Welcome to the September Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring 3D projects. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog. Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic 3D projects!
I began my card using the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (#152492). The card base is Garden Green 11″ tall and 4 1/4″ wide, scored at 5 1/2″. The layer is DSP, 5 1/4″ x 4″. I cut the circle through both pieces once the DSP was attached to the card base. Cut a piece of Garden Green 1/2″ x 2″, fold it in half and bend each end half way back to the fold. This is the swing mechanism. Attach it with strong adhesive to the center, inside at the top of the card. Punch a small hole in from the fold. Cut a thin strip of Clear Window Sheet and punch a hole near one end. Put it under the hole in the Garden Green piece and attach the 2 loosely with a brad.
To make the card 3 dimensional, there is a piece of Garden Green, 4 1/2″ x 2″, scored at 1/2″, 1″, and 1/2″. Make it a W fold and attach the piece to the bottom of the back panel. Do not attach the front panel, yet. Attach another piece of DSP, 5 1/4″ x 4″ to the inside of the back panel, covering the edge of the W piece.
The front of the card has branches in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz. The sentiment is punched and layered with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. (#152883).
Next, using the Birds & Branches Photopolymer Stamp set (#152572) and the Birds & More Dies (#152721), I stamped the nest, birds and eggs and assembled them. I tried to color the birds as finches. To give the nest some weight to swing, I attached a second nest on the back of the front one. I added the leaves and attached them to the Clear Window Sheet piece.
I added a panel on the back for my message.
I hope you found some inspiration for your Spring Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code CRZS4S4U when ordering from me in September, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.
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