Saturday, 28 February 2015


Hello! Two friends have decided to move in together and so I have made them something to commemorate this momentus occasion! I started by inking an mdf plaque with Broken China Distress  Stain. I added a few coats as it tends to sink in to the substrate. Then I gave a it a quick sand and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I added a row of stars (an old Tim Holtz stamp) at the top of the plaque.
Then I die cut a house and inked it with Wild Honey Distress Stain. I stamped a ruler stamp on the house with Tree Branch Archival Ink. Then I die cut a few strips of book paper using a now discontinued die (I didn't realise that when I made this!) but you could use the Torn Notepaper die which work just as well.I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I then applied them by overlapping them so they look like tiles on a roof.
This is the roof once assembled.
As a base for the house to stand on I die cut a strip from the other side of the discontinued die (it would look just the same if you used the notepaper side of the die I mentioned above!) I then painted it white, sanded it and added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I then added a hashtag on a piece of card.
I liked the top of my Santa chunky ATC (sadly now put away in the garage for next year!) that I recreated the leaves and used a faucet knob. Simply cover two leaves in Peeled Paint Distress Stain, stamp the user stamp on top, poke a hole in each and attach the faucet to hold them together. Easy! The whole project was really great to make, though I now need to find an envelope to fit it in... maybe I'll consider that first next time! Thanks for popping by!


  1. it looks fabulous. hope you found (or made) an envelope to fit.

  2. I recently bought an envelope maker: have you got one of those? They are quite useful for customizing your envies. I love this and I'm sure your friends will! xx

  3. Superb creation, so many wonderful layers to see. Fabulous keepsake, hope you found a way to make a bag or envelope to send it in:-) x

  4. What a lovely card for your friends! Your little house is adorable, love the roof!