Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hi Chickie


I used the Basic Grey Kioshi papers - from the 6 by 6 paper pad for everything except the birdie.  The paper on the birdie is from Stampin Up.

I used all stamps from SP & Company's Easter Eggy stamp set. 

I started off with the eggs.  The set comes with a simple outline egg that I used to stamp 3 patterned papers from the Basic Grey Kioshi collection (the 6 by 6 paper pad)  I then cut them out.  The other 2 eggs are more plain papers from the collection that I used the patterned eggs in the stamp set for.  The 2 patterned eggs are the green one in the top left and the blue one in the bottom right. 

I knew I wanted to create a scene.  So I used the same papers to create a blue sky and some green grass.  The grass was punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  

After arranging my eggs with these elements I started working on my little chick.  I stamped her in orange directly onto the blue sky paper.  That gave me her beak and her feet.  Then I stamped her twice onto some yellow patterned paper from Stampin' Up.  I cut her whole body once, and then just her top wing again.  I attached the top wing with a pop dot.  I stamped her one more time in blue onto white cardstock to create her eye color.  

I wanted the little chickie to be saying hi to one of her friends.  So, I got brave and freehand cut a speech bubble.  It's far from perfect, but it worked.  I outlined the edges of it with a blue marker, and then stamped the sentiment in purple.  

I finished off with some nice green satin ribbon and some very subtle stitching around the edges of the card.  I am really in love with this stamp set and I can't wait to do more with it :) 

13 comments:

Katy said...

so super cute love the colours you used well done another great card

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
This card is adorable
I love it
Hugs
Stacy

Craft Junkie Too said...

so cute and sweet Amber -- that paper looks PERFECT! :)
Tracy

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

Soooo sweet!! I LOVE how you made the eggs. I never thought to use patterned paper, it is such a great idea! and how sweet is the little chick!?!?!

Do you have a video showing how you make that bow? I would love to learn how, it is so beautiful!

Monica said...

So cute! I love the little chick! TFS http://monicalott.blogspot.com/

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, what a sweet card!

Maria Elena said...

Pretty card Amber !
Have a great Wednesday ;-)
Maria Elena ~
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Kimberly said...

Hey Chickie!!! Fabulous card. TFS!
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Marlene said...

Love the paper piecing here! Nice!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Cute! Great papers and love the little chick!

Anonymous said...

Cute!

mom :)

Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

Beautiful! TFS, Come and visit me over at my blog, I have some awesome Blog Candy to giveaway. It ends on Friday :D Bug Hugs....

Happy Dot Crafts said...

Very cute, I love the patterns :)