Paper

Birdie Darling Card

By  Tara Orr  for  BoBunny Press

size: 5"x7"

  • Birdie Darling Card

Materials

  • Cream cardstock
  • BoBunny C’est La Vie Collection Papers: Crème de la Crème, Découpage, Déjà Vu, Voilà!
  • BoBunny C’est La Vie Noteworthy Die Cuts
  • BoBunny C’est La Vie 12”x12” Chipboard
  • BoBunny Essentials Frosting Jewels
  • ZVA Creative Embellishments: Blue, Cream Roses; Leaves
  • ZVA Creative Embellishments: Blue, Cream Roses; Leaves
  • May Arts Black/Cream Gingham Ribbon
  • Natural hemp twine

Tools

  • Fiskars Tools: 12” Personal Paper Trimmer, Precision Tip Scissors
  • Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
  • Making Memories Edge Scraper or other paper-distressing tool
  • Clearsnap ColorBox Archival Black Pigment Ink Pad
  • DecoArt Americana Buttercream Acrylic Paint
  • Adhesives: Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue, Elmer’s Craft Bond Permanent Adhesive Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3-D Foam Squares

Basic Supplies

  • ruler, pencil, sponge dauber, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Make cream side-fold card; set aside.
  • 2. Cut 5"x7" Crème de la Crème paper panel. Cut smaller Voilà! and Découpage paper panels. Distress all four sides of each panel using Edge Scraper. Sponge edges with Black ink.
  • 3. Layer and adhere panels to card. Further distress edges by gently rolling and/or tearing to enhance vintage feel.
  • 4. Sponge edges of large label die cut Black; adhere to center of card using foam squares.
  • 5. Detail cut Déjà Vu bicycle wheel and Voilà! "Darling"; sponge edges Black and adhere to edges of blue panel. Sponge edges of blue die-cut flag Black; adhere to top of blue panel, tucking under edge of label die cut.
  • 6. Use liquid glue to adhere flower clusters and leaves to card as shown.
  • 7. Tie ribbon bow and adhere to card with liquid glue. Thread two die-cut tags with twine; tie to bow and adhere to card with foam squares. Embellish ledger tag with die cuts, inking edges black before adhering to tag with foam squares.
  • 8. Using paintbrush, lightly and randomly brush paper and embellishment edges with Buttercream paint; let dry. Lightly sponge over paint with Black ink.
  • 9. Adhere pearl flourishes and butterflies to card.
  • Tip
  • 1. Add layers of vintage appeal by applying light paint, then dark ink, to papers and embellishments.