Mixed Media Pop-up Card

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.

Supplies from Little Birdie Crafts


Maggi xoxo

Love ATC cards

Hi, it’s Karolina here,

This time I decided to make a smaller project. I made for you love ATC cards. I created a set of three ATC’s using mostly with 6×6 inch ‘True Love’ paper collection. I fussy cute a lots of small elements and combined them into three separate compositions.

On every card I used a silhouette of a couple in love, their size is perfect for cards and atc’s. I wanted to add some texture so I used my favorite white texture paste by Little Birdie Crafts. My cards are multilayered and very three-dimensional .

Flowers from Little Birdie are so beautiful that I can not resist to use them on every of my projects. I added glitter and Sparkle Paste to add some sparkle and more festive look to my cards.

On the background I used, ready to use laces from ‘Celebrate Life’ paper collection.

Here are supplies I used for this project:

True love paper pack 6×6

Celebrate life 12×12 paper pack

Hand made flowers in red color

White chalk paint for making small splashes

Sparkle paste Passion pink

Thank you for Stopping by and have a great day!

Vintage Diary Cover

Hi friends,

Hello everyone, Ruchi here with another inspirational project. I have altered a diary cover to give it a vintage look with supplies from Little Birdie Crafts. I am continuing with my recycling theme in this project too. I have used packing material from chipboard packs to give dimension to the base of the diary.

Here is the project followed by the step by step process.

STEP BY STEP :

Step 1 : The first step is always to decide what to make. I am always looking to work with different bases in terms of their usage and medium, so as to inspire you to take up any project that you fancy. Today I decided to alter a diary which was given as a gift to me .The first thing I did was to give it a coat of white gesso so that whatever color mediums I use later would have a better coverage and will not seep into the cover.

Next I took out some of the packing material which comes with the chipboard shapes. They are packed in such a wonderful sheets that I can never discard them.

Step 2 : Now I decided to add some dimension to the tags and pulled out various stencils that I had. These are all from Little Birdie Crafts and I used modelling paste through them to add texture.

I placed them in this way on the cover. Some I used as it is, and some I cut into circles.

Step 3 : Once everything dried, I decided to give it a coat of black gesso as I wanted a more vintage look. I also dug out a picture of a vintage couple and decided to use a watercolor embellishment from Little Birdie Crafts as a frame.

Step 4 : Now to add more dimension and interest to the project, I added some chipboard shapes. Also, I completed my composition with some handmade flowers and leaves. There are some awesome designs of chipboard shapes from Little Birdie Crafts and it is always a pleasure to work with them.

Step 5 : I used some chalk paints to give the look and then added some craft pellets. I also did some dry brushing with white gesso to highlight some areas. Finally I decided to enhance certain areas with copper metallic wax.

THE FINAL LOOK

some closeups for you all.

I had a good time making this cool project. Hope you too will give it a try. The list of supplies used is as follows :

1.White Gesso:https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/gesso/products/gesso-white-100ml-little-birdie

2.Black Gesso:https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/gesso/products/gesso-black-100ml-little-birdie

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

4.Chipboards:https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/chipboard-scroll-border-2pc-little-birdie

5.Stencils:https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/stencil-10x18cm-1pc-irregular-dots

6.Craft Pellets:

7.Handmade Flowers :https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/whitney-aqua-medley-14pc-little-birdie

8.Fairy Sparkle :

9.Modelling paste

10. Watercolor embellishment :

I am thankful to you all for being here. Stay safe till we meet again.