Hope this blog title doesn't get me kicked off blogger, but maybe it will boost my google ratings.... Anyway, I picked up this cute chick stamp at my LSS today when I was in to pick up this month's kit. I thought I'd dip into the amazing paper from the kit for the card today too since today's Ways to Use It challenge is to make a card base with patterned paper.
I stamped the chick on one of the sheets of patterned paper and cut out three little birds. Then I stamped again on plain white paper and pieced the birds. I embellished them a little with my glaze pen and new glitter marker. (This is a record use of new stuff - within hours of purchase! I usually let things age a bit before I try them out.)
The bird panel is mounted on chocolate chip, more patterned paper, more chocolate chip, and finally the patterned paper card base. The two embellishments are a rhinestone crown on one of the birds. This gives a bit of sparkle and conveniently disguises the place where my glue oozed out and I tried to wash it off with watered down future floor wax (grabbed the wrong aquapainter....guess it needs a bit more washing out....). That birdie was meant to be important I guess. It also gave me the idea for the sentiment, to mean that there might be lots of cute chicks in the world, but the recipient will be a very special one. The sentiment is stamped in sepia VersaMagic on Soft Sky and punched out with the round tab punch. I tried unsuccessfully to add ribbon to this card. I can never find a good place to put ribbon. Note to self: must make effort to notice how all those fabulous ribbon-users out there do theirs. Maybe my April resolution (???) will be to use ribbon on all my cards. This kind of resolution promises to be way more fun that resolving to exercise every day or go to bed earlier.
Back to the card. Because the paper is double-sided, I have another white panel on the inside, with another pieced bird. I'll be able to write my message on plain paper this way.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies: Stamp: Imaginisce - chick; Paper: Sassafrass Lass - Starry Night collection, Chocolate Chip, Papertrey Ink white, Soft Sky; Ink: Palette black Noir - Stewart Superior, Sepia Brown - VersaMagic - Tsukineko; Other: round tab punch - Stampin' Up, rhinestone crown - Heidi Swapp, Sakura glaze pen, American Arts glitter marker