You’re A Good Egg

By | February 26, 2017

My card today features another fun Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Hey Chick.  You can earn this stamp set for free when you make a purchase of $50 between now and March 31, 2017.

The stamps in this set are so fun, and they are perfect for watercoloring!  I stamped the chickens and eggs with Basic Black Archival ink on Shimmery White Paper.  That paper works great for watercoloring.  Plus, it’s nice and smooth, so it makes it easy to get a nice, crisp stamped image including all the tiny little details.

I used an Aqua Painter to watercolor the images with the following colors:  Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, and Pool Party.  Most of those colors are from the 2015-2017 In Color collection.  Stampin’ Up!’s color collections make it super easy to find coordinating colors.

Tip:  Start with a light wash of color, and then go back while it’s still a little damp and add more saturated color for details and shading.

I cut out all my chickens and eggs so I could make them pop.  This also allowed me to cut off the legs of some of the egg stamps.

I love the cute little sentiment “you’re a good egg!”  I made this card for my sister and brother-in-law.  They’ve been so incredibly nice to my daughter!  They live in Orange County, which is fairly close to Loyola Marymount University where my daughter is going to college.  However, there can be a lot of traffic between the two locations, especially considering my daughter’s school is right by the LA Airport!  Well, my sister and brother-in-law have picked her up to attend family events, and then last weekend, they drove to the university to watch one of her dance shows (and took lots of pictures and videos to share with a sad mom who couldn’t be there), and then another day my sister took my daughter to a dance show in Century City for one of her assignments, AND brought her props AND took her shopping for another assignment.  I mean, WOW, that’s a lot of LOVE.  I think they are very deserving of this card.

For the background, I used the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder … it sort of looks like chicken wire, and I used a piece of Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (my favorite paper stack of all time I think!!!!)  It sort of looks like straw.

Supplies used on my card:

I’ll be back next week with Paper Pumpkin, including an alternative idea.

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