It’s All About The Good Times

 Hello Crafty Friends!

I’ve got a very cool stained glass looking card for you today.  I learned something new recently where you take ink that has been diluted with water and you transfer it using a piece of plastic to your project.  I adore the “outside the lines” feel that it gives.

For my card, I used this fabulous background stamp from Little Birdie Crafts called Whimsical Garden.  The line art design of this image is very appealing to me and lends itself to many creative uses.  Here I heat embossed the design using Versamark ink and black embossing powder.

I then took several colors of Distress Ink and layered them on my design, drying in between colors so I wouldn’t get too much of a muddy blend in any one place.  I love how the colors, similar to watercolor, just ever so softly blended together.

I used the Metallic Paint in Silver Charm to add some accents to areas of the flowers and leaves in the design to highlight and add some sparkle.  I mounted my background to a piece of turquoise paper from the gorgeous “Songs of the Sea” 6×6 paper pack and brushed some ink on the edges of that cardstock in the color Mermaid Lagoon.  Then everything got glued onto a piece of black card stock.

For the greeting, I used one of the stickers in the embellishments pack called “Good Time” and because they come in a natural and white color, I brushed some ink on the white are that would accent the light green I used in my background.  I also added some of the Metallic Wax in silver glitz to the outside so that my greeting would blend in with my card.  

Lastly, just a few drops of the Pearl Drops in the color Candy Glaze and my card was complete.  I can’t wait to try this again with some other color combinations – what a fun stamp!

~Adrienne

Supplies Used:


Whimsical Garden stamp

Songs of the Sea 6×6

Embellishments – Good Time

Metallic Paint – Silver Charm

Metallic Wax – Silver Glitz

Pearl Drops – Candy Glaze



Distress Ink – Twisted Citron

Distress Ink – Worn Lipstick

Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon







A Spring Card Tutorial

Hi everyone! today I want to share with you a beautiful card that I made, using fabulous Little Birdie craft supplies…

And, of course, I made a step by step tutorial for you!

Hereunder the link:

https://youtu.be/-2aIjlUxMsk

The materials that I used:

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/chalk-matt-acrylic-paint-muted-60ml-each-6pc

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/chalk-matt-acrylic-paint-vibrant-60ml-each-6pc

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/handmade-flowers-margery-vivid-palette-24pcs

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/gesso-white-100ml-little-birdie

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/stone-texture-paste-crystal-sand-150g-little-birdie

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/mixed-media-paste/products/mixed-media-paste-white-400gms-little-birdie

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/acrylic-soft-gel-medium-gloss-100ml-little-birdie

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/metallic-wax-antique-gold-20ml-little-birdie

I hope you will enjoy my tutorial,

Hugs,

Avishag

Shimmer Card – Butterfly Kisses

My latest project is a really fun card using a watercolor pencil technique and the awesome stamp set called Butterfly Kisses by Little Birdie Crafts.  I really enjoy this set because I have a special interest in multi font greetings…..cursive and print greeting combos are awesome!

For this card, I started with a piece of watercolor card.  I then grabbed a few colors of my watercolor pencils and started dipping the pencils in a tiny bit of water and then coloring directly onto the stamp.  I wanted a tie dye effect so I used several colors together.  Once the color was on the stamp, I lightly missed the stamp with water and then stamped it down.  

I used a little extra pigment and made a few washes of colours around the border to take some of the stark whiteness off the image. I heat set everything with my heat tool.  After trimming the piece down, I then roughened the edges with a distress tool but you could also use a bone folder or ruler to do the same.

I added some chalk paint to a piece of turquoise cardstock and layered my stamped piece on top.  The pink wood grain paper is from the Boho Dreams cardstock pack.  I brushed on some of the Silver Charm metallic paint to “weather” the wood a little more.

Lastly, I heat embossed my greeting from the stamp set in purple embossing powder.  The Candy Glaze Pearl Drops complete my card today for a little embellishment.

I hope you are inspired to consider the Butterfly Kisses stamp set and maybe grab some watercolor pencils yourself and have a go at a similar card or project design.  The possibilities are endless 🙂

~Adrienne

https://www.instagram.com/stampinadriennewest/

Supplies Used:

Butterfly Kisses stamp set

Boho Dreams cardstock pack 12×12

Metallic Paint – Silver Charm

Pearl Drops – Candy Glaze

Lavender Chalk Paint