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

Rusty Journey Art Panel

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here to share an industrial and masculine project with you today featuring Little Birdie’s fabulous ‘Classic Gentleman’ Collection.

My husband is a car guy, so as soon as I saw this fabulous vintage car in the collection, I knew it would be perfect for a birthday card for him.

My design ended up being too heavy for a card, so I ended up creating this rusty industrial art panel for him instead. I really do adore the images found in the ‘Classic Gentleman’ paper collection. The background papers have such amazing grungy images, that I can’t bring myself to cover them up with stenciling or other mixed media techniques.

I’ve created a full project video tutorial for you with an emphasis on rust. I created a rust paste effect technique to transform Little Birdie chipboard cogs into aged and rusted gears and also share how to get an industrial metal finish for gears cut with the Little Birdie Cogs and Wheels die set.

Enjoy!

Tips and Techniques:

I used paint and sand to create a faux rust finish on these Little Birdie chipboard cogs. The rusty brake pad under the car image was my inspiration. Papers from the Classic Gentleman collection are used for the base and layering with the edges lightly inked rubbed using black ink.

I fussy cut images like these boots, gears, and clock from The Classic Gentleman image sheets to embellish the panel.

Gears diecut with the Cogs and Wheels die set along with this rotor are given an industrial metal finish by blending black gesso with Tawny Glint Metallic Paint.

Texture is developed by adhering Little Birdie Ebony Black Metal Microbeads, prills, and bronze mini microbeads from my stash with Little Birdie Matte Gel Medium.

This vintage car image is the star of the show!

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

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

Other Supplies:
Thin Kraft Chipboard
Heavy Chipboard for base (Paper Pad Back)
Corrugated Packaging
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Metallic Sticker Book
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Thinlits – Stacked Deckle
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Bigz – Steampunk Parts
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink – Black Soot, Ground Espresso
Acrylic Paint: Bright Orange; Burnt Umber; Yellow
Prills – Express-O Yourself
Bronze Mini Microbeads
Silicone Glue
Wonder Tape ~ Foam Tape
Craft Tweezers
Heat tool

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 to create a fun industrial project and to try out some new mixed media techniques.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

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Vintage Spring Mixed Media Art Tag with Video Tutorial

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here to share a new project with you today.

I’ve created a Vintage Spring Art Tag featuring Little Birdie’s gorgeous ‘Shabby Chic Bouquet’ collection and their fabulous mixed media products including Whipped Cream Sparkle paste. I just adore how this paste is a clear gel infused with micro-glitter to add amazing sparkle that allows the background design to show through.

This sweet tag would be a lovely gift tag or a gift on it’s own for any of the spring holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, or a graduation.

This was a quick and easy project for me. I made it in a couple hours in one sitting, so if you’re new to mixed media and want to try out something easy, this is just the inspiration for you. I share all the details of how to put this together with voice instructions in my video where you will learn how to dry brush gorgeous little birdie flowers with gesso for a soft shabby effect, heat emboss chipboard, create a focal point with ephemera, and add shimmer and texture with Sparkle Paste and Metal Microbeads.

Enjoy!

Tips and Techniques:

The floral cluster is arranged over gears and chicken wire. I’ve included flowers from the Shabby Chic Bouquet, Celebrate Life, and Fairy Sparkle collections as well as these darling tulips from a handmade embellishment pack. A complete list can be found in my supply list below.

Here’s another view of the flowers so you can see how much dimension there is with all the lovely layers.

This primed chipboard floral medallion is from the ‘Blooms and Vines’ set. It has been heat embossed with shabby pink embossing powder. The center is a little piece from my stash that is colored with gesso, Tinted Metallic Paint and Metallic Wax to transform the plain silver into a gorgeous shabby center that’s a perfect center for this medallion.

This gorgeous glittered birdhouse and wreath from the Shabby Chic Bouquet Ephemera pack are layered to create an easy and beautiful focal point. The bee charms from my stash are colored with Rich Gold Metallic Wax.

The sweet Pearl Butterflies are from the Fairy Sparkle Collection. You can see just how much sparkling shimmer the Whipped Cream Sparkle paste creates when stenciled onto the background. The tags are diecut from Shabby Chic Bouquet paper and the edges are inked to distress and add definition. The edges of the inner tag are distressed with the edges of my scissors blade. Little Birdie braided jute twine is so sweet tied onto the tag.

More texture is created around the cluster with Mystique Rose Microbeads and some tiny gold microbeads from my stash adhered with Soft Matte Gel Medium. The gears are diecut from thin chipboard using the Little Birdie Cogs and Wheels Thincut Die set and heat embossed with shabby pink embossing powder.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

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

Other Supplies:
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Clippings Stickers
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Framelits Dies 658784
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distressbrush
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Drawing Ink: White
Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel
Bee Charms (Amazon)
Microbeads – Florentine Gold
Home Decor Chicken Wire – White
Thin chipboard
Wonder Tape ~ 1″ Double Sided Foam 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 to try out mixed media techniques on an art tag.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

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