Let Your Dreams Take Flight – Handmade Card

Hello Again Crafty Friends!

I decided to create my project today using the wonderful Little Birdie watercolor half pan set.  I used it for a soft background, to make my green paper for the leaf element and as an ink to add some accent leaves. 

To start, I took a piece of Arches Coldpress Watercolor Paper and used some really light shades of green paint to start building a subtle background in the lower righthand corner of my card.  I had already picked a few papers from the Little Birdie Purple Passion 6×6 inch Cardstock pack and knew the tones I’d need for my design.  I started trimming and tearing the papers I had set aside.  Once I had an idea of what I wanted to do, I punched the focal butterfly piece and also added some Sparkle Paste in Mulberry to the back piece with the postage image.

I used dimensional tape to add my layers together and also some of the purple paint to dirty up the butterfly circle so it wasn’t too perfect.  I knew I needed a bit more green on my design so I took a leaf stamp from the ‘Shine Bright’ stamp set and added some leaves using green watercolor paint that I picked up off my palette. I just smooshed my stamp into the lid of the container and used it like an ink.

Then I painted some watercolor paper in different shades of green so I could have a leaf element to put in behind my original design.  I didn’t want my project to look too blue/purple.  After painting the paper, I cut it using the die from the ‘Bloom Vista’ stamp and die set.

For my greeting, I took this adorable multi-font design from the stamp set Butterfly Kisses and stamped it using Memento Black ink.  It’s a bright and bold black ink – perfect for greetings!

Lastly, I took some of the Mulberry Sparkle Paste and I thinned it out using some water and a stamp block.  I used the end of my paintbrush to flick some on my design.  Luckily I remembered to use a little post-it note to mask the majority of my design so the entire thing didn’t get covered in Sparkle Paste.  When I was happy with my splatters, I let it air dry.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and that I’ve inspired you to get out your watercolors and maybe take a second look at your paper collection and take some creative time for yourself!  Have a wonderful day 🙂

~Adrienne

Supplies Used:

Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set

Shine Bright Stamp Set

Sparkle Paste – Mulberry

Watercolor Half Pan Set

Purple Passion 6×6 Cardstock Pack

Bloom Vista Stamp and Die Set

Sending You Hugs

 Hello again crafty Friends!

My project today features unique products from the Little Birdie Crafts company.  I have a mixed media card using their adorable ‘Woodland Stories’ embellishments pack.

To start, I took a piece of the wood grain paper from the ‘Texture Brew’ paper pack.  I knew I wanted to do a layered and grunge-up look so I took the wood grain paper and stamped on it in black ink using the Whimsical Garden stamp.  Then I added some black ink to the edges to give it a worn look.

I hunted through the enormous pack of embellishments – they are all so gorgeous it’s hard to pick only a few!  They have this beautiful glittery accents on all the pieces and the little birds are so darn cute!  Once I picked my tag to start, I started playing with making a scene that I liked, incorporating flowers and birds to go along with the colours I was trying to use in my project.

I used a piece of white paper to stamp the sentiments from the ‘Thinking Of You’ stamp set.  I did the top portion in black and the “hugs” portion in heat embossed copper.  I wanted the sentiment to really stand out.

I layered all my pieces together and wanted the orange colour to shine through so I cut a feather using the thin cut metal dies.  I darkened it up a little using a green ink and a bit of the black.  I also added some of the banners from the pack of embellishments so that I could spread my design out across my card front.

After adhering everything down, I absolutely needed a little bling to draw the eye.  I chose to use the Pearl Drops in Lemon Whip to add some yellow tones to my card.

I really loved how this turned out and I’m proud to be stepping out of my comfort zone and doing mixed media.  I enjoy the limitless possibilities of using many different kinds of media to make my idea come to life.

I hope I’ve inspired you to try something new and that you enjoy reading about my process. Have a great day!

~Adrienne

Supplies Used:

Texture Brew paper pack

Woodland Stories Embellishments Pack

Pearl Drops – Lemon Whip

Thin Cut Metal Dies – Feather

Whimsical Garden Stamp Set

Thinking Of You Stamp Set

Boho Dreams Paper Pack 6×6

Flying Fairy – DIY Card

Hello Crafty Friends!


I have a whimsical fairy card for you today showcasing the adorable ‘Fairy Sparkle’ cardstock pack from Little Birdie Crafts.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and added some subtle wash colours to the background.  I knew I wanted to use this particular fairy from the cardstock pack and also the lovely ‘Stitched Tag’ dies from Little Birdie Crafts.  I started pulling shades and tones from the main image to get my design to be more cohesive.

I then added a few feathers using the Little Birdie stencil and the reddish-toned watercolor paint from the Little Birdie Watercolor Pan set.  I liked the idea of the feathers because I knew my sentiment was going to talk about flying.  I used a light and dark version of the feathers to hopefully add some dimension and depth to the background.

My sentiment comes from the stamp set called ‘Butterfly Kisses’ that I think is very versatile. It also fit perfectly on my tag!  Underneath my tag, I added a small strip of the butterfly paper found in the Fairy Sparkle cardstock pack.  I added just a hint of Silver Glitz – Metallic Wax to the edges so it wouldn’t show the stark white edges.

To give my card some additional dimension, I hand trimmed a tiny butterfly from the same type of paper and went around the edges ever so lightly with a grey Copic marker to hide the white edge.  I then placed it with the wings folded up, right under the toes of our sweet fairy.  I love how this makes the sentiment come to life!

I really didn’t want to have a sharp and plain type of card so I added some brick lines to the card base using ink and an embossing folder.  I also grunged up the green layer with some watercolor paint and more silver wax.  I roughened the edges when they were still wet to give them a torn appearance.  On the watercolor piece, I decided that some curled corners would look really cool so I used my wet brush and added that for texture as well.

A little bit of sparkle from the ‘Bling Fiesta’ – Silver pack.  Some super fine glitter on the base of her wings, a few stars and glitter dust plus some of the mirrored sequins to draw your eye toward the middle.  I love how this turned out and I really enjoy working with this cardstock pack!  Such a pretty set!

~Adrienne

Supplies Used:

Bling Fiesta – Silver

Feather Stencil

Fairy Sparkle 6×6 Cardstock Pack

Watercolor Pan Set

Stitched Tag Dies

Butterfly Kisses stamp set

Silver Glitz Metallic Wax