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)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Make cream side-fold card; set aside.

STEP 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.

STEP 3

  • Layer and adhere panels to card. Further distress edges by gently rolling and/or tearing to enhance vintage feel.

STEP 4

  • Sponge edges of large label die cut Black; adhere to center of card using foam squares.

STEP 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.

STEP 6

  • Use liquid glue to adhere flower clusters and leaves to card as shown.

STEP 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.

STEP 8

  • Using paintbrush, lightly and randomly brush paper and embellishment edges with Buttercream paint; let dry. Lightly sponge over paint with Black ink.

STEP 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.
by Tara Orr for BoBunny Press
Birdie Darling Card
Birdie Darling Card