Beautiful Floral Greetings – Handmade Card

Hello Little Birdie friends, it is Linda!

I am thrilled to continue with the Design Team and working with such talented designers.  Thank you for all of your support and comments here and on social media – each one is read and appreciated.

Today I am sharing a handmade card with you, created using two of the clear stamp sets. I am a BIG fan of these stamps, they are so crisp from the first time they are stamped off.

I have used clear embossing ink to stamp the image onto Kraft cardstock, giving a ‘no line’ image.  The image has been coloured using coloured pencils, adding details with Watercolour pens.  Next, I have trimmed off excess cardstock to get a rectangle measuring 7cm  x 11cm .  Sponged around the edges with blue ink.

NOTE:  White coloured pencil is very effective on Kraft cardstock and can be quite opaque or give a more solid look with extra layers added.

A very thin layer of Embossing Texture Paste – Iced Slate has been applied to the cream card stock through the Stencil -Script and left to dry.  Once dry, brown ink has been lightly sponged over the stencilled cardstock to add a distressed look.  Trim to 5cm x 11cm.  Wash the stencil using warm soapy water straight after use to prevent it from drying on the Stencil.

Adhere both panels onto slightly larger Kraft cardstock using double sided tape.  Pop up onto a slightly larger cream card base using double sided tape.

NOTE:  The inside of  a recycled cereal box can make perfect kraft cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment from the Clear Stamps – Greeting Bulletin onto Kraft card stock with brown ink.  Trim and pop up onto the lower portion of the card front using foam tape.  Adhere a die cut frame around the edges of the card front.

NOTE:  Frames are easily created by recycling the negative dies (what is left when the die cut is removed)  from die-cut squares, rectangles etc.

Glue a thin strip of cream crochet lace where the panels meet on the card front.  Wrap twine around the card front twice, above the lace,  and secure using a bow.

Adhere a white  Beaded Blooms flower at the centre of the knot and a Beaded Micro Petals Arctic Ice on either side.  Trim the ends from some of the Primed Chipboard – Grass,  gluing on either side of the flowers.

NOTE: Use a drop of glue under twine bows to hold them in place and stop them coming undone.

Finish by adding Pearl Drops – Dew Drops on each corner of the card front – allow to dry.

NOTE: Hold the Pearl Drops slightly above where you want it to be and allow it to drop onto the card stock. That gives a rounder drop – living up to its name.

Little Birdie Products Used:

Clear Stamps – Floral Greetings 4.5×6.5 

Clear Stamps – Greeting Bulletin 4.5×6.5 

Stencil 10x18cm, 1pc -Script

Primed Chipboard – Grass, 1pc

CR67435 Paper Crafting Glue 100 mils

Embossing Texture Paste Iced Slate 50 g

Handmade Flower Beaded Blooms- Pastel Palette, 50pcs

Beaded Micro Petals Arctic Ice 60pc

Pearl Drops – Dew Drops

I hope you are inspired to ‘get your art on’ and create something using beautiful Little Birdie Craft products – there are so many to choose from.

{{{hugs}}} and Happy creating!

Elegant Holiday Card

elegant christmas card

Hello, Friends! Mitsyana Wright here, and I’m back to bring you a little holiday inspiration with this Elegant Holiday Card!

 With Christmas soon upon us, it’s time to put your card making game into gear!! Let me show you how I created this gorgeous and elegant holiday card with some amazing products from Little Birdie Crafts!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1

Gather your supplies.

Step 2

Cut and fold your black cardstock to create a standard A2 sized card (4.25″x 5.5″ folded).

Step 3

Trim a mat from gold cardstock to measure 4″x 5.25″ and the second mat from plaid paper to measure 3.75″ x 5″.

Step 4

Layer and attach mats onto card front using Xyron Mega Runner.

Step 5

Mix Charcoal Chalk Paint with texture powder to create a paste.

Step 6

Paint mixture onto Chipboard Christmas Wreath. Set aside to dry. *TIP*- You can speed up drying time by using a heat gun.

Step 7

Once the paint is dry, rub gilding wax over the raised textured areas of the entire wreath.

Step 8

Attach wreath onto card front using mixed media glue.

Step 9

Color several Kraft Leaves using an alcohol ink marker. I used Spectrum Noir’s DG4.

Step 10

Arrange and adhere green and kraft leaves onto one side of the wreath, then attach Camilla Cherry flowers over leaves.

Step 11

Attach “Happy Holidays” from the Happy Holiday With Love set.

Step 12

Lightly apply more gilding wax over tips of the flower petals and over raised areas of the leaves.

Step 13

Attach gold sequins to centers of the flowers.

And here is my finished card…

Isn’t this and elegant holiday card ? I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for today!

Thanks for stopping by & hope to see you all soon!

~Mitsyana Wright

Easy Watercolor Notecards

Watercolor is on trend and making an appearance in design from home decor to fashion, and of course, in the craft world. As soon as I saw this Water Colour Pattern Paper, I knew needed the entire pack.  I love all things with a watercolor texture and decided these papers were perfect for creating fun note cards.

You can never have too many notecards, right?

So, lets make some fun and easy watercolor notecards.

Materials needed:

Now, when I say this is easy, I mean this is EASY!  All you need to do is cut your watercolor paper a little smaller than the notecards.  Tape paper to note cards.

Cut words out using a vinyl cutter, and adhere the words to your watercolor paper.

How easy was that?

Have fun making your own gorgeous watercolor notecards.  And, stay tuned for more fun craft projects with this paper because it’s just too pretty!

Kara