Crazy for Crazy Birds

Hi there. Have you seen THESE new dies that coordinate with Tim Holtz’s Crazy Birds stamp set? They are awesome! Most dies cut out an image leaving a white border around it…not these guys…they cut right up to the image. You can cut out the wings, eyes, and beak for added dimension.

Bird Crazy Thinlets Dies can be found HERE

Here’s the card I made. I think it’s one of my favorites…

I started by stamping the birds on to a piece of Neenah White Cardstock using THIS ink and heat embossing each image with THIS embossing powder. I love the shine it adds to all the details and really makes the images pop. If you want to pop up the eyes and beaks like I did, you need to stamp two of each image like I did HERE. For the background of the card, I used THIS cardstock and added a bit of THIS ink to the edges.

Next I used THESE watercolors to color the birds. I started with more concentrated color towards the edges of the birds and then added water as I continued to achieve an ombre look. I added watercolor to the beaks of the second set of birds and die-cut them out along with the eyes. I added black fun foam behind them before adhering them into place for added dimension.

Speaking of dimension, I used THIS amazing embossing folder on a piece of THIS cardstock and inked it up with THIS ink.

Then I trimmed it into long stripes and tore them into pieces to create “twigs” for the bird’s nest…
THIS tool made the process a lot faster. Oh, and the card is a bit longer than most to accommodate the scene, measuring 9.5 x 4 inches. 
Like I said, I think this is one of my favorite cards I’ve ever made. That Tim Holtz sure knows what he’s doing! 
That’s it for today. There will be more crazy bird cards in the future because I recently purchased THIS, THIS and THIS. Thanks so much for stopping by! 


  1. jan metcalf
    September 16, 2015

    The colors are amazing!

  2. Leslie Hanna
    August 28, 2015

    well, i didn't THINK i needed the dies. man …

  3. Sue D.
    August 28, 2015

    That is such a cute card, Heather, and it's ingenious how you created the bird's nest!

  4. Karen L K
    August 28, 2015

    So darn cute! Love those birds and they look great on the twigs.

  5. Beth H.
    August 28, 2015

    Love this! Very clever how you added all the dimension and texture!

  6. Bonnie
    August 28, 2015

    I love everything about this card, but that nest is really ingenious. Awesome card.


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