Layered Die Cut Twisted Easel Card

Hello friends,

It is Linda from Down Under – I am so glad you stopped by.

Today I am sharing a pretty Twisted Easel Card I have created using some of the beautiful dies from Little Birdie Crafts – I have to add that the dies cut paper and cardstock perfectly and just slide out of the die when removing them – you have to love that!  I have also used  patterned paper, flowers, handmade embellishments, created faux lace using dies  and more.

There is a full list for all the products below.

Twisted Easel Card Base:

Cut a card base measuring 22cm x 11cm using white card stock, score half way to form card base. Score the top layer of the card base diagonally and fold forward to form a triangular easel. Cut Aqua Medley 12 x 12 patterned paper  slightly smaller and adhere using double sided tape to the base of the inside of the card.  Add patterned paper to the front triangular portion of the card base in the same manner.

Using white card stock, cut and emboss one each of the three of the smaller Thin Cut Die- Butterfly Medley. Sponge the centre using yellow ink and the outer edges using blue ink and a sponge dauber.

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Using Aqua Medley 12 x 12 patterned paper, cut and emboss the thin cut die – Flora Star. Once removed from the dies, lightly sand with a sanding block.  Shape the petals using a foam mat and a Stylus – *this step is optional.

Layer the flowers from largest at the bottom and smallest being on top, securing each layer using glue. Repeat this step using the flowers from the Thin Cut Die – Bird Cage and white cardstock. Sponge the centres of the flowers using yellow ink and a sponge dauber.  Layer in the same manner as the Flora Star flowers.

Note: If you do not have a sanding block, using a nail file/emery board  is an alternative with great results.

Cut and emboss the Thin Cut Die- Bird Cage using white card stock. Glue to the centre of a per-cut Aqua Medley Circle, adding small white pearls across the centre.

Arrange the largest Aqua Medley flower to the base of the Bird Cage, with a small yellow either side.  Sponge the leaves and foliage using green ink and pop under either side of the flowers.  Fussy cut/hand cut the bird embellishment from the Aqua Medley Collection with scissors and pop up onto the right side of the bird cage using Foam Tape.

Glue the smaller Flora Star flower on the top of the cage and the smaller sponged butterfly next to it. Adhere the layered circle to the triangular card front using double sided tape.

Layer the remaining two butterflies together, applying glue to the body only.  Add a flower to the centre of the butterfly using glue.

Cut a 3cm strip of patterned paper,layer onto  slightly larger white card base , pop up across the centre of the card base using foam tape. This will stop the card front from closing.  Glue the layered butterfly  onto the left side of the strip, followed by a sentiment from the Wishes 4 assortment, adhering the two Florentia flowers above the sentiment.  Glue a yellow  Spring Beaded Butterflies to the left side of the the circle card front.

Cut three of the largest  Flora Star flowers using white card stock.  Cut across the centre making sure that two petals are at the bottom.  Glue the flowers below the raised portion of the card base.  Next cut three of the third largest  Flora Star flowers using white card stock.  Cut across the centre, again, making sure that two petals are at the bottom.  Sponge the centres using yellow ink and a sponge dauber.  Glue the flowers above the first layer, making sure the petals are alternated with the larger flowers below.  Adhere medium white pearls to the centre of the sponged flowers – this forms a faux lace edging.

Little Birdie Products: 

  • Thin Cut Die- Butterfly Medley
  • Thin Cut Die- Flora Star
  • Thin Cut Die- Bird Cage
  • CR66996 Catalina Riviera 25pcs
  • CR69361 Flower
  • CR79506 Aqua Medley 12×12
  • CR69367 Micro Jewlled Florettes Arctic 60pc
  • CR33562 Spring Beaded Butterflies
  • GR4753 Wishes 4 Assortment – Self Adhesve Embellishments

I hope you are inspired to create a card that is something from the heart – taking with it not only well wishes but a piece of your heart – there are so many Little Birdie Crafts products to enhance it.  I look forward to seeing you again soon – in the meantime don’t forget to check out the tutorials on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog by the other Design Team Members – they inspire with every post!

{{{hugs}}} and Happy creating

Mixed Media Burlap Panel

Hi everyone,

Hope you guys are having a good time and enjoying creating new things.

It’s particularly sunny and hot in the northern parts of India this time of the year and hence I decided to make something soothing to the eyes in pretty pastels. I have made a mixed media 3D assemblage on a Burlap Panel.

                                 

Step 1: I used a stencil and 2 in 1 Modelling Paste on the burlap panel to make some random textures. As I was going for pastel shades, I decided to color the whole panel with white gesso .

Step 2 : Once this layer was dry, I decided to use some embossed cardstock and cotton twine to give more texture. I pasted these with heavy gel medium. After this, I used the Crackle Paste to add more interest to the panel.

Step 3 : Now it was time to build the composition. I pulled out various elements like MDF cogs, gears, screws, keys, washers, and nuts and all were painted with white gesso before I  pasted them to the panel. For my focal point, I chose a drawer knob which had quite an interesting shape.

Step 4 : I let the composition sit for sometime so that all the small elements (like the beads etc.) were adhered properly to the the panel. As I was aiming for muted shades, I decided to give the panel a wash of oil color. This helps to highlight all the details as the oil color flows into the depths. I applied a coat of diluted brown color and then with a soft cloth wiped out the excess color. Once I was happy with the depth achieved, I left the residue color to dry for two days. If the colours are not allowed to dry properly,  the sprays would not work on it.

Once I was happy with this wash,  I chose only three colors, black, green and brown to add a touch of brightness. I sprayed the colors and took off the excess with a tissue paper. Do this a couple of times, till you achieve the colors you desire. This is building up of colors and takes some time so be patient and continue doing it.

                                                 The Final Look

It was great fun creating this piece for you. I hope you too will give it a try.

Thanks and happy crafting!

List of supplies used:

Best Regards,

Ruchi

Pretty Pastel Trinket Box

Hello Little Birdie Crafters,

It’s Denise here today to share a little trinket box with you.

I started by painting the box with Little Birdie acrylic chalk paint – Drift Wood.

I then used a stencil and added some Crackle Paste all around the box and the lid.

I allowed this to dry thoroughly and crackle. Then I dry brushed a little Crackle Paste over the edges and corners to give it that distressed look.

Again, I allowed this to dry and then I used my fingers and rubbed metallic wax all over this trinket box.

To decorate the lid, I added some Little Birdie Crafts blooms.

I added some lace to the inside, for a little decoration.

I wanted to keep this little trinket box feminine and soft. I think it will be the perfect gift for a friend.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Little Birdie Crafts blog today and hope to see you back tomorrow.

Have a fabulous day!!

Denise

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Matte Mixed Media Acrylic Paint – Drift Wood

Metallic Wax – Copper Blaze

Crackle Paste

Flowers – Wendy, Pearl Pink

Lace Trims – Crochet Lace, Fairy Sparkle

Stencil – Leaf Design