Mini Album Video Tutorial – Hello Summer

Hello everyone,

Sarah here! I am very happy and honored to continue creating for Little Birdie Crafts. For my first creation this term, I suggest you go on vacation with this mini album made with papers from the ‘Sunshine & Lemonade’ collection. It’s a collection full of pep and vitamins with these colors that smell good of summer.

I have a video tutorial for you below.

Mini ALbum tutorial HELLO SUMMER

I will now let you take a peek into the inside pages of the album

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Thank you for visiting this blog post and I hope this inspired you to create something as well!

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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