ScoreBoards Bird Bigz die by Eileen Hull. I love birds, so I wanted to make some birds to hang in my study. You could also easily make more and turn them into a cute mobile.
Tim Holtz used it on a tag. When I started stamping, I loved doing faux-mosaic pieces and it is a great way to use tiny scraps of paper.
I also die-cut two small hearts from yellow paper. Remove the red sheet and place the heart on the body of the bird. Continue placing patterned paper pieces onto the bird, almost like building a puzzle. Sometimes I trimmed a piece a bit to make it fit.
Ink the wings on the back.
Stamp words on patterned paper and cut out.
Remove the backing paper from the wings, but leave it on the flaps (it will be used to attach the wings to the body later). Place one word on each wing and fill up the rest of the space with paper pieces. Emboss as with the bodies.
Coat each piece of paper mosaic with Glossy Accents. Set aside to dry.
Glue the two bodies together and then attach the wings. Punch or pierce a hole for the string. The placement of the string and of the wings determines the angle of the bird when it is hanging. Place a pearl as an eye on each side of the bird. Here's a view of the finished bird from the top.
Glue dictionary paper to both sides of a piece of mat board, using a glue stick. Die-cut the bird body from this.
A view of the finished bird from above. Punch a hole for the string. My bird was leaning too much to the back after I punched the hole, so I put a charm at the front to give it some weight. This step fixed the problem.
The last bird is made from the clear packaging that my Bird die came in, and coloured with alcohol inks.
Regal Flourishes folder.
If you don't want to make 3D birds, you can leave out the one wing and glue the bird to a card or a layout.
I hope you enjoyed this long tutorial! Happy crafting!
Surfaces: plastic packaging, old dictionary paper, Making Memories metallic mesh, scraps of patterned papers
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Sqeezed Lemonade; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinker- Broken China
Alcohol Ink: Pool, Sailboat Blue, Butterscotch, Sunshine Yellow
Stamps: Hero Arts: Magical Background CG211, Printer’s Lowercase LL762; Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Odds and Ends CMS100
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Sticks; black adhesive pearls; twine or jute
Adhesive: Wonder Tape 8 x 10 sheet, Glossy Accents, glue stick
Tools: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher; heat tool; ink applicator
Other: Ranger Perfect Pearls powder; Tim Holtz Distress Stickles- Rock Candy