Usually I don’t show sneak peeks of new products that customers can’t buy for several weeks. But today I want to make an exception. That’s because one of the new products I want to show isn’t really new. Do you remember the cute Hey Chick Stamp Set from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Brochure? It was incredibly popular and I immediately thought of it when I saw the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set in the new Mini Catalogue. Well it seems that this was no accident as Stampin’ Up! have announced that they’are bringing back Hey Chick for a limited period starting February 1st. It was all the excuse I needed to dig out my original set and start creating.
When I looked back at the projects I’d made in 2017 using the Hey Chick Stamp Set I discovered that there were some images I never used. So I decided to remedy that by choosing this very round chicken for today’s card.
Using Basic Gray ink I stamped the chicken a number of times, inking up the stamp each time. First I stamped her in the bottom right corner on a layer of Whisper White Card. Next I stamped her in the bottom right corner on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I stamped her onto a scrap of Thick Whisper White Card. I also stamped just the head and wing section of the stamp, and finally just the head section.
With everything stamped I could get to work colouring in all the images using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. For the body of the chicken I used Cinnamon Cider while I coloured the comb on the head using Poppy Parade.
TIP – When colouring the image on the envelope I slipped a scrap of white paper inside to absorb any excess ink. This way it does not leak through the thin paper onto the back.
Once everything was coloured I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the three images stamped onto scrap card. I cut the main chicken image but leaving the legs behind. On the next piece I cut just the head with the comb and kept the wing attached. Finally from the last partial image I cut just the head without the comb.
With that done I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to stack the layers on top of each other. However I did decide to leave the wing loose so it could lift up slightly. Then I set everything aside while I got on with the rest of the card design.
A LITTLE MORE INK
I already knew the background I wanted for today’s project. It was a background stamp that was not available when Hey, Chick! was originally released, All Wired Up. The chicken wire image was perfect for what I had in mind.
As I struggle to hold these large background stamps on blocks, I mounted it onto my Stamparatus. Then I stamped the image onto a layer of Whisper White Card using Basic Gray ink.
Next using liquid glue I mounted the background onto a layer of Basic Gray Card. Then I wrapped a piece of Cinnamon Cider 1/4″ In Color Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
For my card base I chose Basic Black Card. After cutting and scoring, I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I mounted the assembled background layers onto it with liquid glue.
On the inside of the card I used more liquid glue to fix the Whisper White layer with the chicken image in the corner.
All I needed now was the final layer.
I began with a 2-3/4″ a 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. At the bottom of the piece I added a subtle layer of Basic Gray ink using one of the new Blending Brushes. Then over the top of the ink I stamped the chicken image one final time. Then I finished my stamping with the “hey, chick!” sentiment in the top left corner.
I was almost done, but first I needed to address the issue of the chicken’s feet. For this I used the writing tip of a Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker (from the 2020-2022 InColors set).
All I needed to do now was use liquid glue to fix the fussy cut and layered chicken image onto the image with the feet. Then the assembled layer was mounted onto some Basic Gray Card before being added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally my project was finished, and I was reminded of how much I loved this stamp set.
If you haven’t already got it, the Hey, Chick! Stamp Set will be available for customers to purchase from February 1st. The other complementary stamp set with chickens, Hey Birthday Chick, is available now.
However you might want to hold off ordering Hey Birthday Chick for a few weeks. You see Stampin’ Up! is bringing out two new sets of dies on February 1st as well.
The Chick Dies will coordinate with the Hey, Chick! Stamp Set, while the Birthday Chick Dies will coordinate with the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set.
Plus if you want the stamp set and coordinating dies you’ll save 10% if you order them in February using the special bundle item numbers.
If you can’t wait for these new stamp sets and dies, why not join Stampin’ Up! now and choose one or both of the bundles as part of your starter kit?
I add links to the Hey Chick Stamp Set and the two new bundles as soon as I’m able on February 1st. In the meantime here’s all the other products used on today’s card project.