Happy Easter everyone. It’s a beautiful spring day here where I’m staying in the south of England, and hopefully where you are too. For today’s simple Sunday project I went looking for the Easter Bunny but came up short. Instead, please enjoy this “Best of Cluck” card featuring the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set.
GOOD LUCK CHICK
The Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set has four sentiments, four chick images plus an image of seeds and worms. Each sentiment can work with several of the images but I thought the chicken being lifted up by the balloon was particularly appropriate for my good luck card.
I began with a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White Card and stamped the image on the left-hand side using Basic Gray ink. Then without reinking I stamped the image on the left-hand side on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
I reinked the image once again, and this time stamped it onto some scrap paper to remove a little of the ink. This is a technique known as ‘stamping-off’. Then without reinking I stamped it on the right-hand side of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card.
Finally, I stamped the “Best of Cluck” sentiment in the top right corner of the smaller piece of Whisper White Card.
Not everyone enjoys colouring so I wanted to show a different way to add a pop of colour to the chick image. All I did was take a Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker from the 2020-2022 InColors and colour in the feet, comb and beak on each chick.
With the colouring complete I was ready to put my card together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored a piece of Basic Gray Card. Next I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base. Then I look the larger of the two stamped Whisper White layers and glued that inside the card base.
For the front of the card I cut a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Bumblebee Card. Then using liquid glue I mounted the remaining Whisper White piece onto it. Finally using more liquid glue, I attached the assembled layers to the card front and my good luck card was finished.
I love the simplicity of this card and the way the bright Bumblebee colour stands out against the Basic Gray. What do you think?
For another card using the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set, but with a lot more colouring, check out my previous blog post Last chance for Pretty Peacock Card.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set in a bundle with the Birthday Chick Dies (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.