I think this card is cute and funny. There’s the little chick that just jumped out of its egg, and there’s the little egg that has only hatched its feet. And then! There’s the crazy chicken sticking its head out of the big egg. The layering oval dies make great “eggs.”

The two stamp sets I used were Hey Chick and Springtime Joy. I used the crazy chicken image and the little egg with legs from Hey Chick, and the little chick and flowers from Springtime Joy.

Oh, and I used the word bubble die from the Snailed It bundle to die cut the Hey Chick sentiment.

Supplies

  • Old Olive cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. Fold on score line and burnish with bone folder.
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock 5 1/4″ x 4″ – Do NOT adhere to card base yet.
  • Calypso Coral cardstock 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 – Adhere to the BOTTOM of Daffodil Delight layer.
  • Butterfly Bijou DSP 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 – Adhere to the TOP of the Daffodil Delight layer
  • Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight ruched ribbon and wrap it around the middle of the card, covering where the cardstock and DSP meet – and adhere each end to the back using Stampin’ Seal +)
  • Choose a medium and a smaller sized plain oval die and die cut from the same Butterfly Bijou DSP pattern that you used to cut the DSP card layer. Because the DSP has darker and lighter color patterns, I chose a lighter section of the paper to die cut the “eggs.” The paper has nice shading so there is no need to use your blends on it.
  • Now choose a larger and smaller scalloped oval and lay it vertically across the middle of each egg and die cut it so that it resembles a cracked egg (refer to the photo above)
  • Use Dark Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blend to highlight the edges of the eggs. Otherwise, they may be too faded out and blend too much into the background. Adding some shading all around them makes them stand out.
  • Using the chicken wire die from the Hey Chick bundle, die cut from white cardstock.
  • Stamp the crazy chicken and egg from Hey Chick and the little chick and flowers from Springtime Joy onto white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad.

 

  • COLORING
  • Crazy chicken
    • Hair – Dark Melon Mambo
    • Body – Daffodil Delight
    • Beak – Dark Pumpkin Pie
    • Cut off the bottom of the body and also the tail feathers.
  • Egg with Feet
    • Light So Saffron and add some shading with Dark So Saffron.
    • Feet – Dark Pumpkin Pie
  • Little Chick
    • Light Daffodil Delight with Dark Daffodil Delight shading
    • Beak – Dark Pumpkin Pie
  • Flowers
    • Real Red on the tulip and Daffodil Delight on daisy.
    • Light Old Olive with Dark Old Olive shading on leaves
  • Grass
    • So, for the grass, I didn’t really have a stamp set/dies for grass, so I used one that I had from Sizzix. You could also try making one DIY by taking a strip of Old Olive and using your paper snips to cut out some blades of grass. I chose to use my Sizzix die rather than doing DIY.
  • I typically only use Stampin’ Up products because they have most everything I need. However, I have a few non-Stampin’ Up products in my stash, and every now and then I find I need to pull them out and use them. This was one of those times.

Assembly

  • Adhere the grass layer to the bottom of the Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • Apply adhesive to the back of the die cut chicken wire
    • The best way to do that with intricate patterns like the chicken wire is to place the die cut facedown on the silicone craft mat.
    • Squirt some liquid glue onto the mat.
    • Cut a piece of Stampin’ sponge, dip it into the glue and dab a small amount all around the back of the die cut. That way, you are controlling the amount of glue and not making a mess.
    • Adhere it to the cardstock above the grass.
  • Apply adhesive to the front of the crazy chicken and adhere it to the back of the large egg. See the picture below.
  • Attach dimensionals to the bottom of the large egg and adhere it to the card across the ribbon in the center of the card
  • Glue the top half of the egg directly onto the card at an angle so it looks like the egg has cracked open.
  • Put dimensionals on the top and bottom of the small egg
  • Adhere the bottom over the chicken wire, partially overlapping the larger egg.
  • Attached the top piece at an angle like in the picture below
  • Put a dimensional on the egg with legs and attach to the card.
  • Glue the chick directly to the bottom of the small egg.
  • Glue the bottoms of the flowers directly over the grass
  • Stamp “Hey Chick” onto a piece of white cardstock and die cut using the talking bubble from the Snailed It bundle.
  • Apply dimensionals and adhere it to the card near the crazy chicken’s head
  • You can attach some gem dots if you like.
  • Now adhere this layer to the cardbase.

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