Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Easter chick


I am behind in making Easter cards so I'm going to make variations of the same card. I found a cute little chick pillow on Oriental Trading's website (a great place to go for craft inspiration....don't buy much there, but I like to look...) I thought it would be an easy design to copy.


I used a 4" yellow George oval for the face...inked it....used the George triangle 2 1 1/2" (trimmed down a bit) for the nose...inked it...and the eyes are the snowball layers on Doodlecharms, cut a double set at 1". This is the easiest way to get small circles that I have found. Used some white gel pens to make his eyes look "real". Used chalk ink for the cheeks. The bonnet is the pioneer boy's on PPDU cut at real-dial 3". I cut it apart.....embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder (this is my FAVORITE!!!) and attached the brim with pop dots for dimension. I added some ribbon flowers and a big flower cut on George 1 1/2" on metallic paper, 1 1/4" on cardstock, and attached a button center. The bow tie is the layer feature on the baby head of Doodlecharms, cut at real dial 3", embossed, inked, and button attached. I only glued down the center so it would stand out. I'm going to make these chicks in different colors and find an EASY sketch to follow to make the cards. I love pastel prints and dots so I have lots of patterned papers to use.

7 comments:

carol said...

These are just adorable.

Janis said...

Sherri these lil chick cards are over the top! I just adore them & am going to give it a try. I'm home recovering from MAJOR back surgery & am just starting to get back into a bit of card making. I think these have definatelt inspired me to get moving.

Thanks so much!

Hugs, Janis

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Deborah said...

Cards are very nice. I always wonder, what does one put on the inside of the cards. Is it generated on a computer or what? I haven't made any cards yet cause I wasn't sure what to do with inside.

Sam said...

Thank you, thank you, so much for telling us how you did this. I love them and want to try it. I will give you complete credit. Plus, I'm visiting your blog regularly from now on.

Craftyanny said...

gorgeous little chicks, I may just scraplift these if it's ok?
hugs
Anne x

Kim's Cricut Creations said...

These are awesome! I am going to try it too....Thanks for sharing!

Kim's Cricut Creations said...

Like I said the other day-I just had to try this. You can see my version at
http://kimscricutcreations.blogspot.com/2009/04/easter-chicks.html

Again, thanks for sharing!