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

Enjoy!

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: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/

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 ~
Tracey

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