Saturday, 3 June 2017

Hey, Chick

I'm sure 'free' must be a favourite price with most people and that includes me.  This is how I came to have this chicken stamp as part of a set on offer from Stampin' Up - I thought it deserved an inking so here is the card I've made with just one of the chicks.  There are others in the set too and I've seen some quirky ideas for using them when I get around to it.  The chick was stamped, coloured brightly using alcohol pens and then cut out carefully with scissors.  I took a snippet of white card, lightly stamped some grasses and then die cut a scalloped circle and glued the chick into place.  More snippets were used to cut another circle and a strip in orange; a wire netting stamp was used to stamp onto a strip of white; turquoise card was used to cut a banner; sentiment stamped and cut out with another small banner die.  All the layered pieces were chosen from my scraps box to match up with the bright colours in the background paper which was from my stash.  A random frame was drawn around the edge using a fine liner pen.

Main image - from Hey, chick stamp set by Stampin' Up
Background grasses - from Wetlands stamp set by Stampin' Up
Netting Stamp - clear stamp from unknown source which I've had forever
Sentiment - Bitty Banners stamps and dies set by Stampin' Up
Turquoise Banner - Sue Wilson die
Scalloped Circles - Tattered Lace dies


  1. Your chick card is lovely and bright it


  2. I love this bright and happy card Val. The chicken wire stamp works really well. I have this lovely set too but spent over £45 to get it free... he he! Barbxx

  3. Really liked this set of free stamps. You've made a lovely card using this hen.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Great layout Val, love your chick! x