Shabby Chic

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Today I’ve got a fun mixed media card for you that utilizes many of the gorgeous materials from Little Birdie Crafts.  

To start, I grabbed this super cool chipboard clock and was thinking that it would be even more beautiful if it had a slight gold coloring to it.  So, I took the gold Metallic Wax and started adding some color to the edges and LOVED IT!  

Once I had the clock looking the way I wanted, I went looking for something to put it on.  I simply adore the ‘Texture Brew’ paper pack.  It has the coolest patterns of wood, textiles and brick.  I picked out the white washed and worn piece and went to work creating my design.

I knew I didn’t want a super clean design so I added some paint splatters with the Chalk Paint in the colors Whipped Seafoam and Frozen Ice.  I really love how it just added a bit of color to the piece when it was looking kind of plain before.

I used some embellishment pieces from the Boho Dreams paper pack.  There is a sheet in there that has some beautiful things that are great all on their own!  I added some of the gold wax to the edges of those pieces to tie in the gold and also make the images look less stark.

Once my card was coming along, I grabbed a greeting from the Watercolor Floral Ballet paper pack.  There is a neat sheet in that pack that has coordinating floral images, large greetings and smaller ones.

Lastly, I needed some bling so I went with the Bling Fiesta Silver Pack shiny ones.  I didn’t have any gold ones so I added some of the gold wax prior to adhering them and I think they came out great!

I hope you enjoyed my project share today and that you get inspired to try something new or different.  Until next time, have an amazing day!

~Adrienne

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Floral Card – Hello Friends

Hello Again!

Today I have done a simple card using the beautiful papers from Little Birdie Crafts. I knew I wanted to play with these watercolor type images from this paper pack from the day I got it! Take a look at what I’ve created and I’ll tell you more about how to do it.

To start, I chose three of the designs that sort of coordinated together. The pack is called ‘Floral Ballet’ and it has a great selection of small floral designs, large floral patterns and different combinations of each. It also has a few pages of large floral watercolor images & some sentiments and greetings in coordinating colors.

Once I selected my paper patterns, I grabbed a stitched rectangle die from my stash.  I decided to highlight the colors in the papers towards the center and the greenery towards the outside but really so many possibilities with this idea!  I used tape on the backside of the strips of paper so that when I ran everything through my die cut machine so my end result would be a stitched single piece in the end.

I played a little to figure out the best background mat color to use with this stitched paper rectangle by trying out different colors from the Chevron Aquarelle paper pack. So many gorgeous colors in this pack and I have nearly used it all in my projects this past year! I chose the lovely purple color because the center panel on my card has just a hint of that color.

Then I went to work die cutting my greeting.  I chose to use the lovely Alphabet Fun thin cut dies from LBC.  I did not want to keep them plain white so I opted to paint them after I die cut two sets of letters.  I did two because I wanted to be sure they held up to the paint. I adhered them to each other with liquid glue and then popped them up on dimensional tape to the front of my card.

Then finally, I added some of those 3D Pearl Drops in Candy Glaze to add a little something to finish off my card.  I hope you enjoyed my project today and I hope you’re inspired to look at your paper collection in a different way.

~Adrienne

Supplies Used:

Floral Ballet Paper Pack

Chevron in Aquarelle Paper Pack

Alphabet Fun Thin Cut Dies

Pearl Drops – Candy Glaze

**Please note, the Shimmer Paint was a discontinued product by LBC so I can’t share the link to purchase but it went so well with my project, I decided to use it anyway**

Mixed Media Tags

Hello, Little Birdie Crafts Friends! How are you all doing today?

I’ll be sharing with you how I created these mixed media tags using various material from Little Birdie Crafts.

  • Step 1 : Coat the cardstock with some clear gesso.
  • Step 2 : Add some torn up book pages on the tags and add another coat of Clear Gesso.
  • Step 3 : Paint on some acrylic paint and metallic paint on the tags but leave off enough areas unpainted to show off a bit of those book pages.
  • Step 4 : Once paint is dry, coat random areas of the surface with One-Step Crackle Medium.
  • Step 5 : Once the Crackle Medium is dry, apply a coat of white paint over the crackled areas
  • Step 6 : Add in embellishments and layer them according to your preference, then glue them in place.
  • Step 7: Paint over the embellishments with metallic paints and brush them with some metallic wax
  • Step 8: Add darker paints within the sides of the embellishments to help your design pop out, then add in some micro beads and jute strings to finish off the design. And that’s it!

These are perfect little tokens to give to your friends and family or as trade cards with fellow crafters.

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Thank you for viewing this post and I hope this inspired you to create something as well.

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