The Last Chance promotion for the Stampin’ Up! January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue officially starts on Tuesday (June 1st). That’s when some items will be reduced by up to 50%. However ALL products on that list are now only available while stocks last. So if you don’t need to wait until Tuesday to place your order, my advice is, don’t. Just in case. What’s missing from the Last Chance list though is the Hey Chick Stamp Set and coordinating Chick Dies.
I’ve double checked with Stampin’ Up! and these products will be retiring at the end of June too. This was announced when the products were first released and there’s been no change to that plan. So with that in mind I couldn’t resist breaking out the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies one last time. Today I paired my favourite image with a fun sentiment to create this cute thank you card.
But before I could get to the chick part of my project I needed to work out the basic card design. This would all hinge on the sentiment I’d chosen from the new Lighthearted Lines Stamp Set.
“Thanks for lending an ear …and keeping a straight face” is quite large so after measuring it I cut a 2-3/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I stamped the sentiment at the top in the centre using Soft Suede ink.
For the mat layer I wanted something quite bright and chose Pale Papaya Card. I cut the card 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ and set it aside for later.
For the card base I chose Soft Suede Card. After using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score the card, I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. I set this aside with the Pale Papaya piece and I was finally ready for the chickens.
HELLO AGAIN CHICK
Ever since I first saw the Hey Chick Stamp Set I’ve been in love with the one having a bad hair day. There’s something about that image that always makes me smile and it would perfect for today’s card. So using Soft Suede ink I stamped him in the bottom right corner of my sentiment layer.
For the inside of the card I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. But instead of stamping the whole chick, I stamped just the head and neck coming in from the right-hand edge. Then I stamped the same partial image on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
With the stamping complete I set to work colouring the three images using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. For the chick body I chose light and dark Pale Papaya. Then I used dark Polished Pink for his beak and feet. Finally for his ‘hair’ I used light and dark Soft Succulent.
I had nothing else to do on the larger Basic White layer so I immediately fixed it inside my card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I mounted the main sentiment layer onto the Pale Papaya mat I’d cut earlier.
It was only at this point that I decided I needed a little extra texture / detail on the main panel. So I turned to the ‘fence’ in the Chick Dies. First I fixed some Adhesive Sheet to the back of a scrap of Balmy Blue Card. Then I ran it through my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine. Finally, after removing the adhesive backing, I fixed the fence to the sentiment layer but tucked the bottom 1/3 of it round onto the back. This way it wouldn’t hide too much of the chick.
With the fence in place I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the layer onto the card base and my project was complete.
Once again the chick image has contributed to a card that I love. As for keeping a straight face… I’ll do my best.
For some more projects using the Hey Chick Stamp Set check out these earlier blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – You can buy the Hey Chick Stamp Set and coordinating Chick Dies separately. However if you want both make sure you use the single ‘bundle’ item number as you’ll save 10%. I’ve included both links below in case you want to explore that option. Remember the stamp set and dies are retiring so don’t wait too long if you want to add these to your collection.