Friday, February 26, 2016

Easter Chick

3/02/2016: Easter Chick was a Top Three winner at AHSC #148.

As Easter approaches I usually make a stack of cards for family and a few friends. The card was inspired by the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #148. I also noticed the Argyll design in the sketch. A few days later I was shopping and saw Argyll DSP in pretty colors so purchased a sheet.

As usual with landscape cards, I made it to open on the side rather than the lower edge, as it will stand up with more stability.

The pink panel was texture embossed then panels were cut and adhered to a panel of white cardstock.  The ribbon was added as the pieces were being adhered and were tied offset from one another on purpose. The chick was stamped, then die cut and stacked on two other die cuts and backed with craft foam to pop it up. Everything was adhered to a card base. The inside of the card was lined with a piece of white cardstock and decorated with a border of Easter eggs and an Easter sentiment stamped on a die cut.

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View of the inside:

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, dry embossing
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: "For Peeps' Sake"
Inks: So Saffron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: So Saffron, Rose Red, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Authentique "Fancy"
Dies: Gina K Designs nesting and stacking circles
Misc.: Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, craft foam, ribbon from sewing stash


  1. This is so pretty! I love your tied ribbon and that pretty paper! Thanks so much for joining us at AHSC!

  2. So sweet! Love your little Easter chick. Fantastic colors for spring and great design! :)

  3. Love the gorgeous colour scheme - the bold pink and turquoise are perfect with the mustard yellow. Another masterpiece :) Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts.

  4. So cute! Love thAt chick and the colors are so pretty...thanks for playing along at Atlantic hearts this week!

  5. AWWW! What a sweet card! I love the inside as much as the outside! Pretty colour scheme, too. TYFS with us at AHSC, glad you are playing with us: it's awesome to have you. ~ Ali (AHSC DT Member)

  6. I love the embossing, it gives great texture, the ribbon is a wonderful idea and that paper is so adorable, great card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  7. Adorable and I love the inside! I haven't used this paper pack yet, what am I waiting for!

  8. Love the color combo! I'm so happy to see the bright, cheery spring/summer colors coming back! Hopefully it means warmer weather is right around the corner! haha! Thanks for playing along with AHSC this week!

  9. Using the ribbons was an excellent idea for the sketch...such a pretty spring and Easter card. The argyle and embossed panels are ideal, great interpretation on the sketch. And congratulations on being one of the Top 3.