Thursday, 2 August 2018

A Little Birdie Told Me

Hi crafters!  I just love this sweet birdhouse card, I hope you will too.  I started by creating a crackle background for it,  I painted a piece of black card with our crackle glaze and let it dry.  Next I used Warm White Matte paint with a small amount of Chocolate Gold metallic paint (for colour) mixed in.  I painted it across the crackle glaze and watched the cracks appear (very quickly).  I allowed it to dry well, then added a frame over using the Double Stitched Rectangles. From the Little Birdie Told Me set,  I cut the sentiments out of red card that I had covered with Fire Red Glitter Kiss, then glued them on to Stitched Flag dies going in opposite directions.  I added them with foam coming out from the sides of the frame.  Next I cut the branch out of tan card and inked the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink.  I glued it to the top of the frame.  From the Home Tweet Home set, I cut the birdhouse roofs and porches out of red and petrol blue card.  I attached them to the birdhouse cut out of white but I inked through the dies with Barely nude Chalk Cloud ink.  I cut the stand out of tan card.  I added a couple of mall birds to the houses out of tan card too.  White on white mats and layers completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.  all for now, Sue x








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79 comments:

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card today. The background is really striking and the birdhouses really cute.

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Pretty card today the background looks stunning.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow awesome card today Sue, love it. Have a great day hugs. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Nancy Soetaert said...

This is so lovely! Your background is awesome, love the sentiments.
Have a nice day
Nancy

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
I just love to days card , it stunning. I remember watching you create this background and it amazed me with results. The little birdie die collection and Home tweet home are both a stunning set of dies. Thank you for sharing .
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. The background is fab and the birdhouse die is so cute.

Barbara V

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very clever card, brilliant.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue I love today's card the background is fantastic & the bird houses are so sweet

Clai01 said...

Fabulous card and very appealing. x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful creation today Sue, love the wood effect that you have created in the background and the dies you have used are perfect.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Jacqui O A said...

Great card Sue.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Another one of my favourite collections I'd love to own but in my 'Need' list. I love how your mind works your so clever. Thanks for sharing this beautiful inspiration with us. Enjoy your Thursday xxx

Chris Curry said...

This card is so so cute. I love how you have made the bark. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Fantastic card, love everything about it.

Michele

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is soooooo gorgeous! Love the background, so clever and looks so cool. I love this die set. xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Very sweet

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A super cute card. The bark effect crackle paste looks amazing.
B xx

carol edwards said...

Great background Sue, and the birdie and house is so cute xx

Anne said...

Love the effect of the crackle paste. Great card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I just love the background on this card. A great "New House" card. Hugs xx Pauline

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Fab background.

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

GORGEOUS!!
They are absolutely delightful.

Croquet Queen x

Tressa said...

Cute card. Like the background, I must try crackle paste some time.

Teresa

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Yet another Sue Wilson masterpiece.
I love the way you have put everything together on this card Sue.
Thank you for sharing.
Marie P.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. A very lovely card today Sue...... the workmanship is exceptional and I am sure there will be many who would love to receive a card like this no matter what the occasion might be....but .... unfortunately it's not my kind of card. I'm a birdie person.... so although the card is lovely its just not for me. But thank you any way Sue. Your work is always appreciated. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Ann said...

Sorry It should say I am NOT a birdie person. Regards Ann

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the little birdhouses.
Lydia
x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s beautiful.

Rolf xxx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,

Great card, the background is fabulous. I've watched you demonstrate this and it is amazing how it crackles before your eyes.
Marion S x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love all your crackle glaze backgrounds and this one provides the perfect foil to these cute little birdhouses and the sparkly sentiments...I don't have any Glitter Kiss as yet but that will have to be rectified asap and this red colour would be perfect for the festive season too...

Izzy

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card today which could also be used as a new home card. I really love the bird houses .Yvonne xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
That background is amazing!! Such a cute card and I think if used as a get well card would work a treat. I have the typical winter cold st the moment and it cheered me up
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great card this is. Love the background crackle effect and what a brilliant new-house card it would be. Thank you for explaining everything in so much detail too. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this card, the background goes so well with the bird house. love Jean xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the background is beautiful and tithe bird house with the little bird great !!!!!!
Thank you love always June Horrocks xxxx

dj from kettering said...



As said before, this would make a great "New Home"
card, love the crackle effect too,




Doreen x

Yorkie girl said...

Morning Sue and everyone
Today’s card to me is not what I call a Sue Wilson card.
It is however a very nice card Sue the crackle effect is brill and has worked to enhance your creation
I hope you are well
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, it is going to certainly make the recipient smile. Have a good day everyone. Bx

rosiejt said...

The crackle glaze effect looks so real!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
What a lovely card you have sent us today.
I think your back ground is fabulous and looks perfect with your pretty birdhouses.
As others have mentioned the card could be used for many different occasions.
Lesley S x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely!
Doreen R

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Fab technique for the faux wood effect and the birdhouses look great on it! Amazing card!

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! Xxx

BenteS said...

The birdhouses are so cute!
Love the background you have created :))

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Your bird houses are the cutest. A great faux wood background with the crackle glaze technique.

sued99 said...

Such a cute card. I love the crackle background. X

Susan Battensby said...

This is so sweet and I love your crackle background.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a beautiful sweet card today and love the way you made the background.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Your crackle effect background looks amazing and is perfect for the birdhouses

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love, love this card. Both of the bird sets are delightful and I have my fingers crossed that it won't be too much longer before they come to nest here. Love the crackle background, it looks really authentic.

Frances

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is an enchanting card, I love the crackle effect -such an effective background for the birdhouses, complete with the little birds.
Thanks for showing us.
Hugs, Rose

Nana on the Hill said...

One word, WOW!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Sue

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Definitely cute

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous !! I absolutely adore the background, I adore the cute birdhouse and birdie, a truly gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Really like this one Sue,love the background & birds with their little houses,
Best wishes
Karen M

CraftyJo said...

Sweet!

Scottydog said...

A sweet little card today, also a good new home card. I must have another go with crakle paste as it didn’t crakle when I first tried!
Thank you Sue!

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card I love the techniques you have used to make it more of a wow!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x love the little birdies and your background is brilliant x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I think this card is really cute. Love the birdhouses and also the little birds.

Lisbeth

ursula said...

A real cute card, I must admit I have never tried the crackle effect, one of those techniques I have always wanted to do but just never got round to it, now you have reminded me, I will...thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Judy Hollers said...

This is a darling card. I love birdhouses! xxJudy Hollers from NC

CCM said...

Really cute.

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Oh Gosh! This is such a cute card! I love the background.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Love the crackle effect.
I remember watching you demonstrate this technique on HOCHANDA and bought the crackle paste because of that. As yet it is still unopened. One day x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Joan McKevitt said...

What a very cute card, Sue....I love the crackle background! Jo xx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous background and oh so cute little bird house, love it
Love Wendy x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the crackle background.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, love this card and the fantastic dry wood effect you have created. Hugs Brenda xxx

Jan Sayer said...

This is so cute.
Jan
Northampton

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Quick Comment Please Exuse Me For My HIt/Miss
Comments It’s Just That We Have Builder’s In Every Room Apart From
Kitchen/Bathroom Which As You Know We Had Done Earlier In The Year......
i Love The Magnificent Card You Created To, Magical Background
I Love The Bird Houses We Have Them In Our Garden...
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Debra K. said...

This is just too cute! Your background is perfect for this card design. The bird houses and their occupants are really sweet and I love the glitter kissed sentiments. Debra x

Dawn Holben said...

This beautiful, i love this die set. I really enjoyed making the bird houses and colouring them x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Would make a good anew Home card.

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue. Background is stunning. Laura O Springfield

DeCor said...

Lovely card today Sue. The crackle background looks amazing.