Monday, March 05, 2018

Bird's Nest Basket - Spellblogger for Spellbinders

Happy Monday to you
We didn't have as much snow as other parts of the UK, but thankfully even that has all gone now and things can get back to normal!  
Or what passes for normal, round here!
I had a sudden moment of inspiration a couple of days ago!  I'd used the gorgeous Spellbinders twiggy wreath die to make the card I posted on Friday when the lightbulb switched on, and I thought it would make a perfect project for my next Spellbloggers post

 Once again I'm using dies from Lene Lok's Four Seasons range from Spellbinders. This time I've used two die sets; the Twiggy wreath and the Wreath Elements die sets and made something a bit different, but totally in keeping as our thoughts turn to Spring

I started off with a plain die cut circle of brown card adhered to a stronger chipboard circular base.  Then cut lots of the wreath shapes in different shades of brown card and loads of leaves from the various leaf shapes in the Wreath Elements die set.
Then it was just a case of layering up the wreaht shapes and adding a few leaves in as I went.  I made best use of the brown card by
cutting part-circles from the cut out centres left over when the wreaths were cut.  I just arranged them around  nest shape as I built it up
I used chipboard coloured with brown ink and cut into tiny pieces between the layers.  I glued the chipboard to the underside of the leaves to hide them.  You could use dimensional glue, or dark coloured foam pads instead.
I finished it off with a few real feathers inside the nest and poking through the sides.

Here are the Spellbinders die sets used this time 

Four Seasons Wreath by Lene Lok 
Shapeabilities Etched Dies

Shapeabilities Etched Dies
Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Obviously the real finishing touch is to fill the nest with chocolate eggs - and I promise that I only ate one in the making of this post!
here is the card I made using the same two die sets, you can read
 more about it HERE

That's it for this time,
Thank you for visiting, if you click on This Link  you'll find yourself at the Spellbinders store where you will be tempted by lots of lovely dies, stamps and much much more!

Happy Crafting


Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow Kathy this is a stunning project and just right for Easter. Your card is very pretty too. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sylvia Ames said...

A beautiful card for Mother's Day and such a clever idea for the nest.

Sylv xx

Cathy Clowes said...

What a fabulous project Kathy, it really does look amazing. Cathy x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Kathy
Gr Karin

Lou Sims said...

Superb idea and fabulous take on using the dies. Are you sure only one egg was eaten ... lol x

Jan Ltc said...

Great projects for Easter xx Jan xx Jan said...

Super cute project. Lovely work

Brawny said...

Lovely cardvx

Shabneez said...

An absolutely stunning project Kathy. It's so clever and looks fantastic. I bet it was labour intensive but soooo worth it! Shabneez x

Dawn said...

Such a beautiful project. xxx