Hello Little Birdie fans, Maggi here to share a floral card with a surprise inside. I used Little Birdie’s ‘Birds and Berries’ 6 x 6″ and 12 x 12″ paper packs and a sheet of coordinating cardstock to create this card.
When you open the card, a delightful floral panel pops up to surprise the recipient of this pretty card. (The card mechanism for the pop up was made with Twist Panel Pop-up dies from Karen Burniston).
The Card Front
Let’s take a look at the layering techniques I used on the front of the card.
I selected two sheets of paper from the Birds and Berries 6 x 6 inch pack and cut to 4 3/4″ square and 4 1/2″ square. I distressed the edges and layered the smaller piece over the larger piece. Then I used a honeycomb mask and stenciled the design with Little Birdie’s Mixed Media Paste.
Next I randomly cut pieces off the Honey Comb chipboard so that it’s shape would be irregular and then lightly painted over the piece with white gesso. After it was dry, I adhered it to the left side of my card.
I selected one of the doiles from the 12 x 12 inch paper pack and adhered to the front, at the centre. Notice that I cut a piece out on the right. I did this so that my flowers would nestle better.
Sometimes I deconstruct a flower so that I can snug it under the papers and other flowers. I removed the two petal layers at the back, from this flower and cut them in half so that I could push them under the doily.
I placed my flower piece and added a bed of leaves before adhering the flowers.
I fussy cut a sentiment from the elements paper in the 12 x 12 inch paper pack and adhered it to the front. To finish off the card and give it a shabby appearance I dry brushed white gesso over the flowers and the card.
To make the pretty pop up cards inside, I fussy cut images from the elements sheet and adhered to scalloped die-cut papers from the collection.
That’s it. I hope that my layering tips will help you with your designs! Thanks for joining me today.
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