Mother’s Day Card

Hello dear Little Birdie fans. It’s Tracey back to share a new project with you. I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so I created a sweet card to honor my mom featuring the gorgeous Shabby Chic Bouquet paper and flower collections. The card will fit into a standard 6×6″ shadowbox or frame, so I thought this sentiment about memories would work well as a display for everyday home decor and yet be lovely for a Mother’s Day card. Be sure to scroll down through the tips and techniques section for all the details on how I put it this card together.

Tips and Techniques

Select a background paper from the gorgeous ‘Shabby Chic Bouquet’ 6×6″ paper set. Brush with clear gesso and set aside to dry.

Stencil randomly over the background with shimmery Little Birdie Whipped Cream Sparkle Paste using the fabulous Flora Enchante Stencil and then set aside to dry.

Tip If you see that your paper has curled a bit after your wet mediums have had a chance to dry, here’s a tip on how to flatten it. Lightly spritz the back of the paper with water and place between a couple sheets of paper towels and then between two flat objects with a weight on top, then let sit for several hours or overnight until dry. It will be perfectly flat. I use two glass mats with something heavy on top, but you could use a stack of books or any flat object.

Fussy cut images from the Shabby Chic Bouquet 6×6″ paper set.

Tip I fussy cut all the images from the collection in the evenings while relaxing and watching a program on TV so that they are ready to go when I’m putting a project together.

Cut out a sentiment card from the 12×12″ paper Set. Distress the edges. I used the blade on my scissors to scrape and distress the edges.

Heat emboss the primed chipboard flower cluster with shabby pink on the flowers and shabby white embossing powder on the leaves.

Tip You can mix a tiny bit of fine gold glitter and gold embossing powder into plain white or pink embossing powder to create a shabby effect. Just mix up a small amount to use on your project. Or use metallic paint or even regular paint and add a bit of glitter while the paint is still wet. There are a number of ways to achieve a beautiful shabby effect on chipboard.

Select flowers to use on the card. I’ve used gorgeous flowers from the Shabby Chic collection: Tania; Queenie; and Micro Roses.

Next, use foam tape to adhere and pop up the “Happy Memories” card. Adhere the remaining elements, tucking some of the images under the card and some on top.

Use Matte Soft Gel Medium to adhere some bling below the cluster. I used pink prills and silver glass glitter.

Finally, adhere the decorated piece to a 6×6″ white card base.

Here are a few more close-ups:

Beautiful Little Birdie Crafts Flowers
Gorgeous Primed Chipboard
Fabulous fussy cut images and sentiment card.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Paper Pack Shabby Chic Bouquet – 6in x 6in
Paper Pack Shabby Chic Bouquet – 12in x 12in
Shabby Chic Flowers – Tania
Shabby Chic Flowers – Queenie
Shabby Chic Flowers – Micro Roses
Primed Chipboard ~ Rose Design
Stencil – Flora Enchante
Sparkle Paste – Whipped Cream
Acrylic Soft Gel Medium

Other Supplies
Cardstock – White
Distress Embossing Dabber
Clear Gesso
Embossing Enamel – Shabby White, Shabby Pink
Mini Prills – Tu-Tu Pink
Silver Glass Glitter
Wonder Tape ~ Foam Tape
Crafty Power Tape
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo Mono MULTI Liquid Glue

I hope you’ve been inspired to grab your fabulous Little Birdie Crafts supplies and create a beautiful card for a special woman in your life.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

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