Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Chicken in with Andy

My son is in Minnesota. I like to send him cards...well more accurately I make him cards but forget to send him them. I do send some, but make more than I actually get in the mail. I'm much better at emailing him, lol. Anyway, he took care of our chickens when he was in high school and didn't like it very much...OK already, he hated it. This chicken card will make him smile. I will remember to send this one!
I made it with the SU retired stamp set, Best of Cluck. I stamped the image on SU Whisper White, and layered it with Basic Grey Infuse Designer papers from a 6x6 pad. (print, red, brown) The base is SU Cranberry Crisp (retired). I used Roseart Colored Pencils to color the chicken, and Holtz Distress Ink to stamp the image. I then colored it, then sponged with Holtz tea dye, then Holtz walnut stain ink. I adhered the image to the red layer, then the brown and print layer together. I added the ribbon and brads to the print layer, the adhered that to the base. Added the image layer, and it was done! Simple, quick, fun. I hope I will be able to get back to stamping more often. I'm optimistic this is two original cards in one day! Well as original as I get anyway...Yippee...


Lara said...

Hey Melinda! Just "chicken in" with you :) What a cute card! I love this idea and think it would be a great idea for my dd to make a simle version to send to cousins and grandparents. Hope you are having a great day!

Mom of 3 Boys said...


I LOVE the "chickin in" with you card! I hope you don't mind a friendly game of tag *smile*


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