I don’t know what it is about the Hey Chick Stamp Set that just makes me want to create. While the images are all cute, I keep going back to the chicken with the unruly tuft of feathers on his head. In fact that’s pretty much the only part of the image used on today’s project. And I found the perfect sentiment from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set to go with it… “It’s all messy. The hair, the house, the heart. Life”
But before I set to work on the chicken I needed to decide on a background for the card. I hoped to find something that was a bit messy too and I succeeded. I chose the abstract Mossy Meadow pattern from the World Of Good Specialty 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
To coordinate I then to chose Mossy Meadow for the card base. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Turning to the DSP I cut a piece 4″ x 5-1/4″ and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) fixed it to the front of my card.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 4″ strip of the DSP and glued that along the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed this inside the card base.
Finally a cut a third piece of the DSP, this one 2/1/4″ x 6″ and glued it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess DSP using the edge of the flap as a guide.
With everything else complete all I needed now was my focal image and sentiment.
For this I began by cutting a 2-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then using Cinnamon Cider ink I stamped the top part of the chicken image looking in from the right-hand edge.
Now, knowing how much space I had, I stamped my sentiment from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set using Cinnamon Cider ink.
To colour the chicken I used Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I began with the dark Crumb Cake marker and used it at the top of his face, under the wing, and on the tail and squiggles on his body. Then I went over the body, neck and face with the light Crumb Cake marker.
For his ‘hair’ I chose Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends and starting by colouring all over using the light marker. I waited a minute or so and then went back with the dark Gray Granite marker and coloured from the centre to about half-way down the feathers. Then after waiting another minute or so I added a little more dark Gray Granite right at the centre.
I finished the colouring with a bright yellow beak coloured using the dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends marker.
To complete my card I used liquid glue to mount the completed sentiment layer onto a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Mossy Meadow Card. Then I simply added it to the background layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was done.
How fun is this card. What’s more it’s quite gender neutral so would be appropriate for anyone. What do you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – You can buy the Hey Chick Stamp Set by itself but you might also like to get the coordinating Chick Dies (not used today). If so, you’ll save 10% if you order them together using the single ‘bundle’ item number. I’ve included both options below in case you want to explore this further.