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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Birdie blocks

I'm obsessed with covering wooden blocks!

Remember the good old days when all we wanted was rubber stamps on blocks? Well now we all want clear or cling so this is what you do with unused blocks. They make great alternatives for cards. (Woodware have loads for sale, contact The Stamp Man for more details).
The blocks I've used in this project are about 6cm square. I've covered them in patterned paper and punched out some birds, branches and little leaves all from the new Woodware punch (see a previous entry on my blog for more info).
The message is from my Essential Birthday stamp set JGCL519 and I have added some pearls to the background paper design and edged the punched birds with contrasting ink. Some of the birds have been stuck to the block flat and some are in 3D with the help of some little foam pads.
Draw in the legs of the birds with a fine black pen and add some small dots for eyes.
I display these blocks in a line so remember when you are making it up how you are going to display it and in what order it should be (I've numbered mine in pencil on the base so I know at a glance).

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

I love the blocks. The bird punch is great fun too

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