Little Birdie Celebrate Life Mixed Media Birthday Card
Hello, Friends! Today we’re going to party with a Little Birdie Celebrate Life Mixed Media Birthday Card. I’m of the opinion that one should be treated like royalty on one’s day of birth. So I created a shabby chic birthday card that’s fit for a queen!
But that doesn’t mean this card is hard to make! It’s all about simple layers, beautiful flowers and a few sneaky mixed media tricks. These stress-free techniques make you look like a mixed media pro!
Quick and Easy Layers
- Begin with a 6×6 top fold card base. That’s easy, right?
- Now cover the front with a 6×6 panel from Little Birdie’s Celebrate Life 12×12 pad.
- Look through your stash for a square doily: cloth or paper is fine. My cloth doily came from a thrift shop bin. You could also add a square lacy die cut for this layer.
- Next, stitch a 5″ square panel of the pink woodgrain cardstock to the doily. Then center and adhere.
- Finally die cut the bird image with a circle die. If you don’t have a circle die, trace around a saucer, small bowl or other round object. If you have an old compass in your stash, that works, too! Back this image with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the card.
Simple Mixed Media Tricks and Tips
I love working with primed chipboard because it saves me a step. Simply tap the chipboard with VersaMark Embossing Ink and then sprinkle with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. Now heat emboss until all the layers melt and blend. I found an old Spellbinders Gilded Life Pendant in my stash. Dry brush this with white chalk paint. Then fill the center with some moss and wee colored eggs. Add flat back pearls to finish.
Add a soft, shabby chic vibe to your Little Birdie Flowers by dry brushing them with white chalk paint. When you dry brush, dip the tip of your brush in the paint. Then swipe off most of the paint on a piece of paper or your craft mat. Lightly feather the brush over the edges of the flower petals to give them that soft, painterly feel we love so much.
Then, dilute the paint on your craft mat and spatter it over the card front to add even more of a soft finish.
A Peek Inside
Cover the card interior with more designer papers. Then decorate a side pocket with a 3×4 journal card and tuck in a chocolate. No birthday is complete without a bit of chocolate! Die cut a Little Birdie Oval Tag and stamp it with a sentiment. Then decorate with ribbon, mini key and cut apart images to finish.
Now you see how easy it is to make a birthday card that’s fit for royalty, I hope you’ll give it a try.
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
PS: We are still doing well….some days are better than others, but we are improving a bit every day! Thanks from the bottom of my heart for your continued prayers! I so appreciate you all!
- Celebrate Life Collection
- 12×12 paper pad
- 6×6 Paper Pad
- Fairy Sparkle Whitney Roses
- Calypso Fairy Sparkle
- Scroll Border Primed Chipboard
- Spring Leaf Primed Chipboard
- Happy Birthday Primed Chipboard (out of stock)
- Oval Tags Die
- Dream Cut Machine
- Other Supplies