Saturday 27 July 2019

'Almost Spring' Chicken Cards

Hi there,
Today I am sharing some fun Country Themed cards featuring 
the new release Hey Chick Stamp & die set from Paper Rose.

The design of this first card was made in a Folk Art style, 
using hearts, faux stitching & symmetry with the placement of the diecuts. 
White heat embossing of the chickens & eggs gives quite a different effect.
The colouring of the images was done with Distress Inks & a fine tip waterbrush.
I thought the paper I used was watercolour paper but turned out it wasn't!
I could tell as the ink colours would not flow on the paper. This gave quite a streaky effect.  
I decided to continue on as the effect quite suited the colouring of the chickens.
The stamp set contains some cute small sentiments I used on the fronts of these cards.
I wanted something appropriate for inside the cards so wrote these myself to suit each card
on the computer & printed them out on thick cardstock.
Other Paper Rose diecuts used above were from the Nesting stitched hearts die, 
the Layered Happy Birthday die, & the Leaf 1 & 2 diecuts.

This next card also features a trimmed version of the Tudor Arch Window die 
run through a wood grain embossing folder & turned side on to make a nesting box. 
The cross hatch is from the Stitched rectangle frame die cut out of vellum.
The leaf images are from the Ella's Garden Roses stamp & die set
& the nest is the Leaf 2 die.

Such a True sentiment below!

This next card is just so fun! I love the chooks racing for the prize!
I kept this left over gold sprayed background with the Stars & Bannners die cut
that I had used on a previous card.  
The slots & the Tails up angle of the chooks gives the impression of a race.

For this final card I have used lots of diecut elements.
The lattice background is from the Stitched rectangle frame die.
The Ellas's Garden Roses was stamped both in black & Versamark on water colour paper 
then white & clear heat embossed before watercolouring & layering on the card. 
The Scribble Hearts die & the Nesting Stitched Hearts die
are cut from different kraft cardstocks.
Layering with crackle & gingham cardstock & faux stitched edging
add to the country theme.

Here are some close ups where you can see the streakiness of the colouring.
I think it adds to the naive country theme of these cards.
I hope you think so too, & are inspired to create some fun cards.  

Cheers for now,    Deb xx

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