Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EASTER CHICK

It's Easter Week already. When Easter is as early as it is this year, we, in the Midwest, always run the risk of having wintry weather for that day. This may prove true as they are predicting anywhere from 1" to 20" of snow to start anytime now. (It is 10:00 Wednesday morning.)

Anyway, I'd like to present to you the Easter card I made to send to my family this year. It features the darling chick from Honeycomb Happiness, one of the free sets you can get for ordering $50 of product during Sale-A-Bration, which ends in only a few days, March 31.

As soon as I saw this chick, I knew he was going to be the star of my Easter cards.


To make my chick, I stamped him on a piece of the yellow marbled Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, another free item you could have earned through Sale-A-Bration. Once I had my chicks stamped on the DSP, I cut them out and adhered them over another chick I had stamped on Whisper White that I cut into an "egg". (Really, it's just an oval.) When cutting out the chick, I did not cut his feet or the wild little hairs (feathers??) on the top of his head. Those portions stick through from the second stamping after I attach the cut-out chick.

He was ever so cute that he didn't need much further decoration. I simply colored his feet and his beak, and added a jaunty little Baker's Twine bow. And he's all set for Easter!


To complete the background for the chick, I turned to my Honeycomb embossing folder (I tell myself it's CHICKEN WIRE!). I then foraged through my scraps of DSP to find Easter-y colors and prints, and punched them out using the Hexagon Punch. 

At first, when the Hexagon Punch was released, I was disappointed that it wasn't the exact size to fill in some of the areas created with the Honeycomb embossing folder. I got over that quickly. Because I love how the larger sized punched pieces complement the embossing. I think it is even more effective this way. By combining the punched pieces and the embossed background, you get sort of a double duty background.



I enjoy seeing the dimension of the card pop so readily in the photo below.


Wishing you a happy Easter Week!

Honeycomb
Smiles.


9 comments:

  1. Very cute easter chick,I love the way you made it 3-D it pops right at you which is very unique.. Thanks for sharing it on Dream Create and Inspire. stop by if you have a few, i have a new post called the Spring Stencil challenge and love your input... thanks Maria http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/

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  2. That is such a cute card. I love the chick!

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  3. Great idea and adorable! Happy to be your neighbor today at the Linkup at Sincerely Paula.

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  4. I love this! The colours look so great together :D

    Thanks so much for sharing at #FridayFrivolity. x

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  5. Hi Linda!! This is really cute and it was the Most Viewed from last weeks party and will be featured tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!

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  6. HA! This is just too cute!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. I also love the dimension and how well it all came together!

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  8. This one is very cute Linda! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Hope to see you again on Friday! Love, Mimi xxx

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