Hey Birthday Chick Meets So Much Happy

by Joanne James1. March 2021 18:47

Today I'm squeezing a card for the current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and Color Dare (bottom row):


I procrastinated somewhat with Judy's sketch this week (too many ideas!) In the end I took a couple of liberties and went with a floating birthday chicken - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Hey Birthday Chick - I  kept the basic layout of Judy's sketch but used a landscape rather than portrait orientiation, in order that I could accommodate my 'happy' diecut into the horizontal stripe. I thought the floating chicken was the perfect shape to cross the horizontal element - and so easy to cut out with my Birthday Chick Dies too.

 So Much Happy - I used my 'Happy' die to create the horizontal element of the sketch and paired it with one of the stamped sentiments from the bundled 'So Much Happy' stamp set (my second sketch liberty, as I need to position it below rather than above the horizontal strip). I used another sentiment from this set on the inside of my card, along with another chicken to decorate:


Blended Clouds - I decided to make my floating chicken part of a simple scene, so used the cloud-shaped die from the Happy Dies set to create a stencil and with my blending brush, created a simple pattern with some Pool Party ink so that it looked as if my chicken was floating up, up and away:

I so love these new blending brushes! My skyscape was so easy to create and the ink blends so beautifully and evenly with them.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I've had a busy day, with a few errands and online Parents' Evening earlier, hence me being later than I hoped with this post. Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (14) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/1/2021 8:04:00 PM #

Eeek, this is just adorable!  Who wouldn't want a balloon-floating chicken?!  LOL!

Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
3/1/2021 9:17:23 PM #

How fun is this! I love this chicken and how you've sent him soaring to celebrate a birthday. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/1/2021 9:37:12 PM #

That chicken just makes me smile!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/2/2021 3:28:36 AM #

Lockdown must be treating you well, if your creative endeavours are anything to judge by. Another wonderful creation!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
3/2/2021 3:44:48 AM #

Joanne, I am still smiling. This is just way too cute!!!  The colors pop and your skyscape is perfect! I haven't been brave enough for blending clouds yet, but you are certainly inspiring me. Enjoy your week!

Judy Rozema
Judy RozemaUnited States
3/2/2021 1:19:43 PM #

Such a fab card with that cut out sentiment. Love your coloring. Thank you for joining in our sketch challenge this week at FMS!

VickyUnited Kingdom
3/2/2021 2:11:02 PM #

A beautiful card oozing with character! I absolutely love that Happy die and your clouds are beautifully done. Vicky x

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
3/3/2021 11:29:06 PM #

Love that chicken - so very cute! Those clouds are terrific. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/4/2021 9:24:19 AM #

Yay Alyson!! Loved that TTT board of colours - thanks for a great challenge and so grateful that you popped by (again! Smile )

Stephanie Capelli
Stephanie CapelliUnited States
3/5/2021 9:08:28 PM #

Super cute card! I really like the clouds in the background and the sentiment cutout! Thanks for sharing with Color Dare!

Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
3/6/2021 5:11:54 AM #

Love that chicken image!! Wonderful cards! Thank you for playing with us at Color Dare!

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
3/7/2021 2:46:40 PM #

Oh my gosh, this is adorable... love the chick floating in your beautiful creation of clouds.  Never think to use a die as a stencil, great technique.  Chicky card... fun. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

Michelle Loncar
Michelle LoncarUnited States
3/9/2021 7:18:46 PM #

What a fun and whimsical card! I love it! Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Melanie R
Melanie RUnited States
3/13/2021 7:57:20 AM #

Your card made me smile, Joanne. So much cheer wrapped up into one card - great fun! Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare #433.

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