Monday, February 29, 2016

More Chick-y Cuteness

Happy Leap Day, everyone!  And farewell to February! 

What a weekend!  Mine was extremely busy.  How about yours?  Did you get some time to relax and recharge?  I hope so! Can you even imagine a time when people didn't know what a weekend is?  I was reminded of that last night when watching a show on The Manners of Downton on OPB.  The Dowager Countess hears the term "weekend" at dinner and asks in a very aristocratic tone "What is a weekend?"

Well, we all know now what weekends are for, don't we?  Unlike most people's, my weekends have been anything but relaxing. Because it is Sale-a-bration, mine are all about stamping. I'm happy to be busy with so many stamping parties and events, though I will enjoy some rest and relaxation once Sale-a-bration is over for another year on March 31st!

Here's another card featuring that cute chick in the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set that's one of the freebies you can get with a $50 purchase.  We made this one yesterday at my card design class.  This layout is a great one, even though there are many layers... six to be exact.  Take a peek...

I love this  layout because it gives the opportunity to use a couple of complementary colors along with a neutral and some DSP as well.  The focal panel is not overly large, so many medium-sized images work well with it.  There's room on the focal panel for a greeting as well.  You could cut the elements of this card in advance, then add the image and sentiment later and have a card that is quickly stamped.  The DSP that is flagged at one end provides some design interest and works well with all sorts of cards... for men, women, or children.  You could also reduce the size of the focal panel, making it a square instead of a rectangle, which would work better with a smaller image.

The chick is stamped on watercolor paper in the new Archival Black ink from Stampin'Up! and then colored with stamp pad ink and an aqua-painter.  The color flows on so easily with an aqua-painter, so it's very forgiving if you get too much color in one spot. 

How is your Monday shaping up?  Got lots to do?  I've got to run, as I have many stamps, stamp pads, and accessories to put away.  My stamp room looks like a hurricane blew through it! 
I hope that leap day is a happy one for you!

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