This stamp set, Hey Chick, is one of the FREE sets you can earn during Sale-a-Bration (SAB). I absolutely love it. One of the very first stamps I ever bought was a chicken with the saying "just chicken in on ya!" and I still have it. When I saw this set in the SAB catalog, I knew it would be one that I would always keep.
I used the masking technique for this card that is almost one layer. Just the little sentiment and the linen thread give it a bit of dimension.
You start by stamping the images on your project and on masking paper, or post it notes. I used Staz-On and watercolor paper because I was going to color the chickens with our new watercolor pencils. You need the watercolor paper because regular cardstock will warp and pill when water is applied.
My least favorite part- cutting out the images. That was four set of chicken legs I had to fussy cut. But, the great thing about that is I only have to do it once. I store the masks in the case with the stamp set in case I ever need them again.
Stick the masks right on top of your stamped images and try to line them up as close as possible.
I then used a scallop circle punched piece of card stock and applied Soft Sky and Pool Party ink to create the sky. The scallops help create a cloud look. For the ground, I used Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe. Then you peel off the masks, and ta-da! Naked chickens.
I wanted my chickens to be colorful and funky. I used the new watercolor pencils and an Aqua Painter to blend the colors.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I die cut it with a framelit from the Tags & Labels set. The little banner is from the Large Number Framelits. I added the Linen Thread to finish it off.
SAB only lasts until 3/31/17. You can get this Hey, Chick stamp set for free if you buy $50 worth of products! You'll need to do that because I am never ever selling my set! :)