Mar 3, 2008

Pastel Chicks



I created this card for an "Embossing" challenge that I signed up for. I absolutely love Pastel Colors (although I rarely wear them as they make me looked washed out.) For this card I wanted the look of those cute little Easter Chicks you use to see that were dyed pastel colors for Easter. You know parents use to give them to their kids as Easter gifts. Poor little chicks usually didn't stand a chance of survival but they were cute dyed all those fun colors.

We could use any type of Embossing for our cards. For my card I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots) for the chicks eggs. I stamped the chick first on the color of paper I wanted with Basic Gray ink and then ran it through the Cuttlebug and cut out the egg portion. I then mounted the egg over the chick image that was stamped on Whisper White card stock and colored with SU Markers. I punched the chicks out with a Square punch and mounted them on matching colors of card stock then added a punched flower with brads to the corners.

The sentiment was stamped with a Versa Mark ink pad and Embossed with Bold Black EP and punched out with the Word Window Punch. I also dyed a white flower from the Pretties Kit with Certainly Celery ink and then pressed it onto the Versa Mark pad and embossed it with Iridescent Ice EP and added a half pearl to the center from the Pretties Kit. Then I adhered it to my bow of Pink Taffeta ribbon.

Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Designer Paper (Lavender Lace)

Inks: Basic Gray, SU Markers: Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal

Other: 3 For You Flower Punch, Soft Subtles Brads, Foam Mounting Tape, Cutter Kit

It was hard getting a decent photo of this card for some reason. Tall cards seem to be difficult to photograph for me. Anyway I think the card turned out cute and I hope the receiver will as well.

4 comments:

Lori said...

This card is so fun, Ida! I love the polka dot embossed eggs.

Kerry said...

Ida-this card is waaaaaaaaaaay cute!

amycara said...

This is SOOOOOO adorable! One of the best uses of this set I've seen! GREAT JOB!!!

Anonymous said...

I like you card style very much!


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