Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Spring Chicks

Aren't this hens hilarious? So many of the Penny Black stamps make me smile! I put this strange colour combo together from the piece of DP that I chose. I only purchased one of the sheets from the series (what was I thinking?)...anyhoo, it took me awhile to find another colour to use - I made my own :) The panel behind the spring chicks is actually a piece of Bazzil Bling CS that was run through my cuttlebug using an inked up embossing folder.

As much as I would like to, I can't take credit for this amazing idea! It was perfect for me because it allowed me to customize my CS while adding more texture. I the instructions somewhere but I couldn't find the link to post it here - bear with me as I try to explain the instructions.

All I did was take my brayer and inked it up using Rose Red Classic Ink. I then rolled it onto the inside of my cuttlebug embossing folder (the side with the Cuttlebug Logo in it) - That makes the ink show up on the right side of you CS. Insert your piece of CS so that the side that you want showing is pressed up against the inked up side with the logo. Run the embossing folder through the machine as usual and when you take it out, be careful as it still might be wet. Wait until it drys (a few seconds) and then it's ready to use. This works particularly well with a lighter card stock and a darker ink.

I assembled many pieces and finished it off with some raffia and buttons for a sweet country look :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Papertrey White, Bazzil Bling, Unknown DP
Inks: SU Markers, Creamy Caramel, Rose Red, Versa Mark, Basic Black
Accessories: Buttons, Raffia, Sewing Machine, CuttleBug, Nestabilities, Slit Punch, 1/16" Punch, Embossing Powder


Sue said...

Holy Toledo this card has so many details..love the PBlack image...you colored it so well!

teresa said...

YOU are a very talented paper crafter! I'm not sure the exact link that brought me to your blog through SCS - but your creations are great!

Sharon in NE said...

Absolutely adorable!!!!!!

Mimi Hornberger said...

I love, love, love this. Penny Black rocks! And so do you! This is great. Love it! TFS! XO, Mimi

JAR said...

A fantastic card with awesome details and coloring!! Wonderful work!

Julia Aston said...

Hi Kim! wanted to say - I'm a fellow new DT member for Art Inkables - so congrats to you (and me!) I love your cards - what wonderful detail and layering - I love the stitching - (I've tried it but not enough to get any good at it!) I look forward to getting to know you better on Kristin's team!

Joy said...

Your work is absolutely stunning! :)

Jacynthe said...

This is super cute!! TFS

Sharon said...

the more i look at your cards, the more details i pick up...don't know how you have the patience to do this but they're all just stunning with the work you put into them. love these chooks!