Little Birdie Celebrate Life Mixed Media Card

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Mixed Media Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

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!

13 thoughts on “Little Birdie Celebrate Life Mixed Media Card

  1. lynn legge

    kathy as usual your card is gorgeous…and ohh so delicate and in my favorite colors…. great job of all the spring glory around us. have a great week my friend. sending hugs and prayers your way

  2. Isabel Gonzalez

    First, I would like to say that I am so happy to hear that your husband and you are doing better. Second, this card is soooo beautiful!!! I love the paper line and the detail with the fabric doily, the flowers, and, oh my, that pendant! You make everything look like royalty!

    I will keep praying for you and your husband. You know how to reach me if you need to talk. God bless you, my friend!!!

  3. Gena Krannig

    What a gorgeous card Kathy! You are the queen of mixed media! Okay, the pendant with the little nest and eggs is out of this world. You have such an amazing eye for fantastic little details. I love the colors, flowers, and of course the little birdie images. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Susan Steele

    Oh my!!! This little card may be little …but it sure packs a powerful punch! It’s just adorable! And with these Celebrate Life papers …just how appropriate at this time! And always luv how you do your dry brushing with a little splatter here and there! What a vintage vibe that always gives your creations! Now …go and celebrate life!!! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Martie Rollin

    Though I know I wouldn’t be able to cover a fabric doily, I do like the look of that shape as a frame for the square. So, I would search my dies to cut a paper layer. Considering the tuck in chocolate and the depth of the little flowers, I think I’d make a little spine to add some depth…personal preference. White washing flowers and paint flicks really do make such a shabby chic difference!! Just received an email saying that Little Birdie has restocked their merchandise. They do carry lots of lovely things! Lovely card, Kathy. So happy to hear that healing is happening…take your time…each day will be a little better than the day before.

  6. MaryH

    My goodness this is elegant and those colors just make me smile ear-to-ear! I can hear those lovely birds chirping by those spring flowers – hoping for some of their friends to visit my newly planted garden. What a lovely gift fit for peasant to royalty. You certainly would be transported to Queen for a Day if you were the recipient of this exquisite card!

    PS: Love the tip on creating that “shabby chic vibe to your Little Birdie Flowers by dry brushing them with white chalk paint.”

  7. Helen Budz

    Your card is so lovely, Kathy. The Little Birdy products are always beautifully designs with such lovely color selections. I’ll be making a trip to their website soon. Continue to take care and be a little better each day. tfs-Hugs!

  8. chance1022gmailcom

    Your cards are phenomenal. You make it sounds so easy, but I know how time consuming designing a card like this takes. I appreciates seeing a master at work and continue to aspire to being like you!

  9. Cheryl Wells

    Beautiful Birthday card – this would make anyone’s birthday special – love the pink for sure!!!

  10. Claire Gagne

    This is just simply gorgeous and yes, fit for a queen! The colors are beautiful. You just keep amazing me Kathy. Your creativity is outstanding by far. Hope Dale is doing better. Be safe & TYFS

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