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Monday, January 31, 2011

Chickie with Heart Balloon

Good Morning Everyone!

I see a bright blue sky through my dining room window.  Lots of squirrels running around out there right now.  They must be stocking up on food before the next storm arrives. 

Yesterday I played around with mainly one stamp called "Chickie with Heart Balloon" from Denami Design.  The "Happy Valentine's Day" text is an A Muse Artstamp and the red heart on the first card is from Rubber Soul.  All 3 stamps are on the tiny side, but all of them still give a clean impression when I stamp them which I believe is a testament to their quality. 

Covered the chickie's heart balloon with an epoxy heart sticker to make her umbrella.  LOVE the cloud dies I used from PaperTrey Ink.  I paper pierced them before I adhered the layering paper to the blank card. 

You've seen me use the sketch for this card over and over again.  The chickies are on 1.25" squares and are mounted on 1.5" squares.  The dotted embossing definitely adds some fun texture to the card.  Button is from my stash.  I think it's a Favorite Findings, but I am not positive. 

Robbie laughed when he saw this card and commented "That's a lot of blank space!" but that's what I like about the card.  I used a Cuttlebug Hearts embossing folder to emboss the layering paper.  Covered the chickie's heart with an epoxy sticker.

I was imagining a flock of chicks floating through the air when I created this card.  Used my PaperTrey Ink cloud dies again and paper pierced them again.  Created the text on my computer. 

I have a little rainbow thing going on here as the chicks line up.  Stamped a chick about every .75"  Red heart jewels on red heart layering paper.  They work.  The jewels catch the light. 

I thought about not posting this card.  At least not yet because I know it needs something else, but I haven't figured out what that something is.  After I studied the photograph of it I anchored the corners down better as I hate an untidy looking card.  The layering paper is embossed.  I'm afraid to stamp a text at this point because I'm not sure how cleanly I could stamp on the embossing. 

Off for a day of errands with Marie.  Have a good one!



Paulina said...

All of these cards are ADORABLE, Carol! You did an amazing job using the Chickie w/ Heart Balloon stamp! My favorite is definitely the first card- I love that it looks like he's flying in the air!

The last card is cute- I was thinking, maybe if you add a strip of white in between the first two rows of chickies, then add the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment, it would make the card look complete. :) Just my thoughts...

We'd LOVE for you to join us in our next DeNami challenge- it'll start on Monday! Thanks so much for posting your CUTE DeNami cards!

Carol Hartery said...

Thanks Paulina. I love all of those chickie stamps and plan to buy others so I can group them together on some cards.

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

Those chickies are so very cute!
I like the one with the three of them.

Michele Gross said...

Congrats on being featured on the DeNami blog! Yay! Your chickie cards are just darling!! So much fun, aren't they :) I hope you'll come play in our latest twine challenge and join us on our Beautiful Button Blog Hop on Sunday! :D

Carol Hartery said...

Thanks Michele! I am excited and honored to be on your blog. I ordered some twine a few days ago. Hopefully it will arrive before the challenge ends.

Unknown said...

Wow, such a fun collection of chickie cards!