Mixed-media paper crafter; stamper, freelance craft tutor, designer of PaperArtsy JOFY stamps

ACP Week 4: Grey + D = Die Cutting

Week 4 of my Alphabet Colour Project, and is brought to you by the letter D and the colours grey and green.  I don't think I use a lot of green which might explain why, when going through the stash, I found a lot of green - lots there that I like! 
Look how nice they look together! Quite a calming colour combo.

D = Die cutting machines
 ... and not just the 'cutting' side of die-cutting more what else can be done with these very useful machines - which is why my first projects is this cute little altered birdhouse - one of my favourite pieces that I've made.

The roof of the house is covered in metal that has been run through the die cut machine (Big Shot) inside an embossing folder - I chose to pain the debossed side because the paint settles inside the impression - giving a limewashed effect - I really like this - lovely and aged.
Thanks for popping by - hope you're as inspired by grey and green as I am! I'm off to get painty... (though obviously I won't be wearing my new apron - thats for clean crafts lol)

Take care


  1. Hi Jo, I love your beautiful birdhouse. Using the debossed side was a great idea, it looks very effective.

  2. The birdhouse is gorgeous. I love the grey and green.

  3. If I was a bird (feathered variety) I would love to live in your bird house, I wouldn't make a mess honest! Colours are lovely and calming and I want to deboss! jo xx

  4. Hi Jo, Love your little birdy house, I'm very partial to a spot of green....tis right up my street.

    Oh, nearly forgot to say, I'm loving the whole grey theme, grey is definitely the new black.

    Lin x

  5. roof is to die for Jo x

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