Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hey there Chickie

When Alex and I were running errands a few days ago, I convinced him that I needed to run into Michaels for just a few minutes.  As he patiently waited in the car,  I quickly looked around in search of a fun new toy to help chase away the Winter blues.  It didn't take me long to spy the new Martha Stewart Spring  border punches.  They were all super cute but I finally decided on the adorable chick family. 
I  love using these punches.  They punch so smoothly and and the images are so precise.  The really cool thing about these new border punches are  the way the ends fold for easier storage.    I could hardly wait to create something using this punch.  I set to work and came up with this card.....
I wanted the little chicks to be yellow but the pieces of grass to be green. I punched two images one of each in the desired color.
I then separated the little green chicks from the "grass" base. 
After glueing the grass to the yellow chicks, I added a little ink for accent. 
The card itself measure a 5 1/2 inch square which made punching four  1 1/4 inch squares the perfect amount to create the pieced background.  I used my new large scalloped die from Papertrey Ink to finish off the background adding little holes made with my paper piercer to match the stitiching done by my sewing machine.
The flower was created with  blank chipboard embellishments from Maya Road using both the positive and negative pieces.  To finish off the card I added ribbon from Martha Stewart and some fun buttons from Papertrey Ink.
A fun project to complete.  The colors so bright and cheery on this most dreary winter day.
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