February 18, 2016

MARBLED CHICK

I have another TUTORIAL for you! 

Since Easter is only a little over a month away, I thought an Easter card was in order. The chick from the Honeycomb Happiness set, one of the Sale-A-Bration freebies, is perfect for sending Easter wishes.


Topping the sassy chick's "egg" with flowers created with the Botanical Builders Framelits Dies -- PERFECT! The little leaves are cut from Cotton Paper (page 148 in the big catalog).


I realize that the Sale-A-Bration Perfectly Artistic DSP is now no longer available, but the marbled appearance of one side of all the papers gives you a chick with a different look each time you stamp and cut him out!


For the stenciled-look background, I used -- for the FIRST time! -- the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks. Instead of using the spritzer, however, I simply sponged on my color.

And then you can see that I used black and white Baker's Twine to twist around the sponged piece. I love how this echoes the black outline on the chick.


Here is the tutorial I promised you.

SUPPLIES:
Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (Sale-A-Bration brochure, page 15)

Melon Mambo cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Crushed Curry cardstock
Cucumber Crush Cotton Paper
Perfectly Artistic DSP (retired from SAB brochure)

Black ink
Crushed Curry ink
Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker

Paper Snips
Big Shot
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (page 26 in the Occasions Catalog)
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
Oval Collections Framelits
Basic Black Baker's Twine
Happy Patterns Decorative Masks (page 157 of the big catalog)
Stampin' Sponge
Stampin' Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:

Fold a 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Melon Mambo cardstock in half, 
creasing it well with a bone folder.

Do background stenciling on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4” x 5 ¼”: 
Holding the Happy Patterns Decorative Mask firmly in place over the cardstock,
sponge with Crushed Curry through the stencil.

Wrap a piece of Black Bakers Twine around this piece,
crisscrossing so the ends spread as in the sample.
Tape the ends to the back.
Adhere this piece to the card base.

Cut a panel from Crushed Curry using the 3” x 4” die 
from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.
Adhere this over the Bakers Twine.

From Whisper White, using the Ovals Collection Framelits, 
cut an oval that measures 2 ¼” x 3”.
In black ink, stamp the chick towards the bottom of the oval 
so you have room to add the three flowers at the top.

On a scrap of the yellow Perfectly Artistic DSP, stamp the chick once again in black.
Cut out the chick, omitting his feet.
Adhere the patterned chick over the stamped chick on the oval,
letting the first chick’s feet stick out.
Color the feet and the beak with a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker.

With the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, cut three of the small flower from Melon Mambo.
Cut three of the twisty centers from Crushed Curry Cardstock.
Use the small leaf die to cut two leaves from the Cucumber Crush Cotton Paper.
Glue the flowers together.
Adhere the leaves to one of the petals of two of the flowers.
Adhere the flowers around the top of the oval, with the leaves pointing downward.

Add one of the smallest Basic Pearls to the center of each of the flowers.

Stamp “Happy Easter” inside the card in Melon Mambo ink.

Marbled
Smiles.


13 comments:

  1. Love the "sassy" chick and the colors that you chose! Well Done! Blessings, Janet

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  2. This is so cute!! Pinned it! :)

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  3. This is so cute! I'm sure glad I got this paper!

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  4. So cute! Easter cards aren't really a thing here, but now I have a daughter I can use her as an excuse to make and send them in her name. Because who doesn't love getting a card? :) Thanks so much for linking up to #FridayFrivolity! x

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  5. So cute! Easter cards aren't really a thing here, but now I have a daughter I can use her as an excuse to make and send them in her name. Because who doesn't love getting a card? :) Thanks so much for linking up to #FridayFrivolity! x

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  6. While I don't usually send Easter cards I think there are some ideas here that I can apply to my own cards. Thanks!
    Blessings, Leigh

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  7. That is adorable!! I love cards that show the person cared to spend the time! Thank you for sharing this with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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  8. So cute, and right on target for the spring season.

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  9. Such a cute card! We are Featuring it at our #SuperSaturday this week as a post we really enjoyed. Hope you can stop by!
    http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2016/02/super-saturday-6.html

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  10. I was just saying I wanted to get back into card making! What an inspiring card! Come link it up at Welcome Home Wednesdays! Would love to see you!

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  11. Aww you made the cutest card!
    TFS this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

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  12. Adorable! I've been missing paper-crafting. I need to take time to do a little bit this spring. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

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  13. Oh gosh! Look at the little guy!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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