Hey Chuck Congratulations Card

by Joanne James3. July 2023 15:00

Today I have been in full on craft mode but I'm taking a break from making to share a card that I made for a few challenges using Cecile's layout over at Freshly Made Sketches this week:


Now my regular readers will know how much I admire the lovely Cecile's work and it's always fun to have a go at creating with one of her sketches. I have to say, I've been working on this one on and off for the last week and having binned a few attempts I almost gave up. I so wanted to go with a sailboat, but that did seem too obvious, but using those shapes in a different had me stumped. In the end I decided not to take those triangles literally and focus on creating something clean and simple and this is what I came up with:


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

I thought it was high time I played with a new stamp set that I've had for a little while that had yet to see ink called 'Hey Chuck'. I couldn't resist this stamp set; it co-ordinates with the chicken sets we've had previously, is in a bundle with co-ordinating dies and those chickens are just so comical - so perfect for the current challenge over at Time Out too. Firstly I made a stencil using the sun die, doubling it to make a whole sun and I used this to sponge a Daffodil Delight sun directly onto my card base. I then stamped both my skateboard - the perfect outdoor activity for the challenge over at AAA Cards - and my punny congratulations sentiment (yet another exam congratulations card in the bag and perfect for the current celebrations over at Addicted to CAS) directly onto my cardbase, before stamping my chicken separately and colouring him with various Stampin' Blends markers. I then diecut him and popped him up on dimensionals to complete my card:


What could be funnier than a skateboarding chicken, right?! When we had our first set of chickens, the James Juniors built them their own swing that they suspended from the apple tree in our garden and spent ages trying to get the chickens to use it, but our feathered guests were having none of it! Maybe they should have tried a skateboard ... So not a literal take on Cecile's sketch today, but very much in tune with her clean and simple cardmaking style.

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. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project for our new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches - incidentally with my teamie, Cecile! Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (5) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
7/4/2023 7:21:32 AM #

This is inspired! Had me smiling from the minute I saw it!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/4/2023 10:24:00 AM #

What a fun and funny card to wake up to today, Joanne!  Nothing starts one's morning like a cup of coffee and a skateboarding chicken!  LOVE your coloring, and I think it's a good take on all those challenges!

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
7/4/2023 1:39:32 PM #

Joanne... soooo cute!  The sentiment is perfect for that adorable image!  Love it! Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Time Out this week.

Sue Symens
Sue SymensUnited States
7/4/2023 10:36:35 PM #

So cute and made me chuckle. Thanks for sharing you work on the AAA Cards challenge.

7/13/2023 3:23:40 AM #

What a great card! I love the placement of the sun behind the chicken and who doesn't love a skateboarding chicken? Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

sue n.

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