Shabby Girl’s Birthday Card

Hello dear Little Birdie fans!

It’s Tracey here to share my first project in 2021. Our sweet little granddaughter is turning 4 next month, so I created this shabby mixed media card for her featuring the Celebrate Life collection. These images are ideal to celebrate with the banner and cupcake designs, and isn’t the Ornate Number 4 chipboard piece simply perfect for this card? I have a DIY video tutorial to share showing my entire creative process.

In this DIY mixed media card tutorial learn how to:
~ Dry brush background and flowers with white gesso
~ Color chipboard with metallic paint
~ Learn my creative process for arranging embellishments
~ Alter a metal jewelry piece with gesso and paint
~ Add texture with craft pellets and metal microbeads


Tips and Techniques

I used the following gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers for this sweet floral cluster: Celebrate Life: Gianna; Kimberley; Wendy; Marisa; Sparkle Florettes; Shabby Chic: Queenie; Micro Roses; Agnes.

The flowers have been dry brushed with white gesso before adhering.

This Ornate Number 4 is so perfect for a girl’s birthday card! It is painted with Little Birdie Shimmer Sherbet Tinted Metallic Paint.

This little bee charm and bow winding around the cluster add a bit of whimsy.

I’ve tucked in several images from the Celebrate Life Ephemera Pack. Isn’t the glitter gorgeous, and what little girl wouldn’t adore a cupcake on her birthday card?

Here’s a view of the sentiment stamped on vellum and the top of the cluster with these amazing flowers. You can see the dry brushing on the background and flowers here.

I adore the texture achieved by adding bits around the edges of the flowers. Here I have pearls, micro beads, and craft pellets. the white charm is a jewelry piece from my stash that I altered with gesso and a touch of Shimmery Sherbet paint.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at the online store:

Little Birdie is currently having a Dollar Deals Sale with fabulous savings!

Other Supplies:
Vellum Sheet
Bee Charm
Beadcraft ~ Jewellry Essentials – Pearls
3mm Clear Rhinestones
Jewelry Piece
20lb Bamboo Cord, Natural
Tsukineko – Archival Pigment Ink Pad: Pearlescent Crimson
Stampendous – Clear Stamp – Birthday Wish
Wonder Tape – 1/2″

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to view the video. I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies and create a card for someone special in your life.

~ Blessings ~

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Card with Fairies

Hi everyone😊 Asia Szczurowska – Łapkodzieło here😊

For this inspiration I decided to make card with fairies. Little Birdie has beautiful paper collection related to this topic.

I made a video tutorial showing how I created this card.

Here you can see more photos.

I used:

“Never Stop Dreaming” Upcylced Mixed Media CD

Hello Little Birdie Crafts Fans! It’s Tracey back to share an upcycled project with you today. I think we all have old CD’s hanging around that will never be used again. I came across this one the other day and thought it would be perfect to alter with the gorgeous Little Birdie Boho Dreams collection. Please scroll down through my Tips and Techniques section to see how I put it all together.

Tips and Techniques

Select a base paper from the 6×6″ Boho Dreams paper set and cut a circle from the page to fit a CD. I used a circle die, but you could also trace the CD and hand cut the circle.

Adhere the circle of paper to the CD using Matte Acrylic Soft Gel Medium and brush the front of the paper with gel medium as well. Set aside or heat set to dry.

Dry brush the background paper lightly with Little Birdie White Gesso in the direction of the boards printed on the paper. You may notice a light circle where the center of the CD is cut out. This will be covered with the floral cascade and will not be visible on the finished piece. Set aside or use a heat tool to dry completely.

Select gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers and dry brush them lightly with white gesso. I have used the following fabulous flowers: Boho Vibes Collection – Marisa, Wendy, Julita, and Elira; along with Renae Candy Mix.

Fussy cut images from the 12×12″ and 6×6″ Boho Dreams paper packs to embellish.

I used my finger to rub Golden Glaze and Golden Plum Tinted Metallic Paints randomly across the primed chipboard Playful Circle, using the darker Golden Plum to create a shading effect. When dry, rub Copper Blaze Metallic Wax over the piece to create more shading.

Arrange and adhere elements using Silicon Glue.

Brush yellow Ocher PanPastel around the edges. Because this medium can rub off. I sealed the colored edges with a spray fixative.

Note: It would have been easier to do this step before adhering the elements. You can learn from my experience!

Tip: You could use many different mediums to color the edges. A few examples include Metallic paints or waxes, acrylic paint, inks, chalks, etc . . . I just happened to have the perfect color in my PanPastel set.

Use Matte Soft Gel Medium to adhere Summer Gold and Gala Pink Metal Microbeads to fill in around the cluster.

Floral Close-Ups

  • Other Supplies
  • Pan Pastel Artists’ Pastels – Yellow Ochre
  • Nesting Circles Dies
  • Matte Spray Fixative

I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your amazing Little Birdie Crafts supplies and upcycle something beautiful today!

~ Blessings ~