Summery Slimline Floral Card with Video Tutorial

Hello dear Little Birdie Fans! It’s Tracey here with a new creation for you. Summer is just around the corner and those warm (hot) temperatures have arrived along with beautiful vibrant flowers coming into full bloom which inspired me to pull out the gorgeous Boho Dreams collection filled with amazing yellows, corals, and pinks!!

Slimline cards are trending these days, so I thought I’d use this popular format to create this summery card filled with gorgeous Little Birdie flowers, chipboard, and mixed media products.

I hope you’ll join me to view this video tutorial and explore how to use paints and waxes to beautifully color resin, add a lovely finish to chipboard with embossing enamel, arrange gorgeous flowers and embellishments to fill a slimline card while creating dimension, and add sparking texture to flowers.

Tips and Techniques

This lovely resin butterfly is painted with Little Birdie’s new Multisurface paints paired with Tinted metallic paint and Metallic wax.
This gorgeous cluster includes these Boho Vibes flowers: Wendy; Francisca; Marisa; and Elira; along with Celebrate Life: Kimberly and Marisa.
Shimmery highlights are added to the flowers with Golden Glaze Tinted Metallic Paint, and sprinkled with Gala Pink and Summer Gold Metal Microbeads along with prills and glitter shards from my stash. Soft Acrylic Matte Gel Medium is used to adhere them in place.
This doily sentiment is fussy cut from the Boho Vibes 6×6″ paper set. A portion of a Little Birdie Primed Chipboard Dreamcatchatcher along with this fabulous Especially Cogs gear are finished with embossing enamel.
This chipboard feather is also heat embossed. The layered and distressed paper is from the Boho Dreams collection.
One final view to show the depth and dimension on this lovely slimline card.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Dragonfly Mold
Floral Jewelry Finding
Bee Charm
Resin ~ White
Lace ~ Gold
German Glass Glitter Shards – Primrose
Mini Prills ~ Mango
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage – Embossing Enamel: Shabby White
Emboss It Dabber

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to view my video. I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies and create a special card for someone special in your life.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

New Beginning – Mixed Media Canvas

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here with a new project to inspire you. I have a dear friend who’s going through a rough time recently, and I created this encouraging canvas for her. This sweet sentiment from the ‘Birds and Berries’ ephemera pack is just perfect because everyday is truly a new beginning. I just adore how easy it is to mix and match gorgeous Little Birdie flowers and embellishments to create such a beautiful arrangement.

I’ve used a variety of mixed media techniques to create the canvas background and to color and add texture to chipboard and resin embellishments. I hope you’ll enjoy learning with me as you view this video with lots of details and voice instructions.

Tips and Techniques:

Little Birdie Grainy Texture Paste is applied through the beautiful Fleur-di-lis Trellis Stencil and spritzed with Black Current and Grape Crush Color Splash. Once dry, I added a little script stamping with permanent ink and color is added to the edges.

This photos is at an angle so you can see all the dimension created by layering chipboard, resin, ephemera, and flowers. Metal Microbeads and tiny seed beads are adhered to the flowers and background with Soft Gel Medium to add texture.

A close-up showing the beautiful mix of Little Birdie Flowers including Birds and Berries: Celestina and Nancy; Celebrate Life Flowers, Wendy; Fairy Sparkle Flowers: Wendy and Elvina; Bouquet Mulberry Flowers; and Pearl Pink Micro Jewlled Florettes.

This Primed Chipboard Clock with Design and resin clock are highlighted with golden Glaze Paint.

Molded pieces are colored with Chalk Paint, Metallic Wax, and Gesso for a grungy effect.

This gorgeous Primed Chipboard Swirl Corner and Brick with Window pictured in the previous photo are colored with Color Splash and gesso.

I just adore the glittery shimmer on these Birds and Berries Ephemera pieces!

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Birds and Berries Ephemera Pack
Birds and Berries Flowers – Celestina
Birds and Berries Flowers – Nancy
Celebrate Life Flowers – Wendy
Fairy Sparkle Flowers – Wendy
Fairy Sparkle Flowers – Elvina
Bouquet Mulberry Flowers
Micro Jewlled Florettes – Pearl Pink
Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Brick with Window
Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Clock with Design
Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Swirl Corners
Laser Cut Stencil – Fleur-de-lis Trellis, 4×7″
Color Splash – Black Current
Color Splash – Grape Splash
Color Splash – Mocha
Tinted Metallic Paint – Golden Glaze
Acrylic Matt Chalk Paint – Wild Wasabi
Metallic Wax – Glimmer Moss
Acrylic Gesso – White
Acrylic Gesso – Black
Acrylic Soft Gel Medium Matte
Grainy Texture Paste
Metal Microbeads – Mute Orchid
Metal Microbeads – Mystique Rose

Other Supplies:
6×8″ Stretched Canvas
Round Seed Beads – Rainbow Clear
Archival Ink – Jet Black
Acrylic Paint – Green Mist
Moon Shadow Mist – Viotaceous Violet
PanPastel: Magenta; Violet; Rich Gold
Script Stamp
Matte Fixative
Silicone Glue
Double Sided Foam Tape – 1″

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to view my video. I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies and create a beautiful gift to encourage someone special in your life.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

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Layered Shabby Mixed Media Mother’s Day Card

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here with a new project to inspire you. Mother’s Day is this Sunday, so I created a sweet card for my mom featuring the beautiful Shabby Chic Bouquet and Woodland Stories collections paired with gorgeous Celebrate Life flowers. This lovely card could be used to celebrate any special woman in your life with this sweet sentiment that says, “You are Beautiful in every way.” I wrote a personal note to my mom on the inside.

I’ve created a full project video with voice instructions including how to:

  • Alter gorgeous flowers with paint & texture
  • Highlight texture on this fabulous butterfly with paint and wax
  • Transform seam binding into a girlie grunge bow using paint & gesso
  • Create gorgeous gems with pearl drops
  • Add tattered edges to beautiful layered papers

Enjoy!

Tips and Techniques:

I adore Little Birdie flowers right out of the package, but decided to go for a more shabby look with gesso and paint, then dabbed on Golden Glaze Metallic Paint for a golden glow, then adhered microbeads and glitter with Soft Gel Medium.
The texture on this detailed butterfly is beautifully highlighted with Little Birdie Golden Glaze paint and Rich Gold Wax.
A close-up of these gorgeous flowers.
White rayon seam binding is colored with paint and tied into a double bow. The texture is accented with white gesso and more gold metallic paint.
These gorgeous translucent gems are created with Little Birdie Candy Glaze Pearl Drops and this enameled gear is cut with the Cogs and Wheels Thincut Die set. I’ve tucked in some fussy cut leaves from the Shabby Chic Bouquet image sheet.
This sweet sentiment card is also cut from the Shabby Chic Bouquet collection. These layered papers also include designs from the Woodland Stories collection. The edges are distressed, then inked for definition.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at the online store: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/

Other Supplies:
Zuri Designs ~ Wings of Beauty mold
Tim Holtz ~ Ledger Script, Flower Shop
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Ink – Old Paper
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Archival Ink: Ground Espresso; Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Paint – Kitsch Flamingo
Embossing dabber or pad
Embossing Enamel ~ Shabby Pink
Glass Glitter ~ Bronze; Champagne
Mini Microbeads ~ White Gold
Rayon Seam Binding – White
Silicone Glue
Repositionable Tape

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to view my video. I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies and create a beautiful card to celebrate your mother or another special woman in your life.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

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