My stampers are very excited to make this peeking chick card tonight at Stamp Camp.
It opens and closes!
Let me show you how to make this fun card.
1. Use the largest smooth oval in the Oval Collections Framelits and die-cut an oval from a piece of double-sided designer paper and a matching neutral card stock. I used Venecian Romance paper and Whisper White card stock.
2. The oval is 4-1/2" tall. Cut the designer paper in half at 2-1/4". Then trim off a eighth from each flat end. OR... Position the paper in the trimmer at 2-3/8" and cut, and then again at...
...2-1/8" and cut so you are trimming away 1/4" in the center of the egg.
3. Now flip one egg half over so you have two different designs.
4. Tape the bottom one down so you have the ability to still tuck your chick in later.
5. Now it's time to make the scallop center edging. Using a piece of coordinating card stock (Pistachio Pudding) that is at least 4" long and 3/4" wide and die-cut it perfectly in half length-wise using the scallop edgelit in the Adorning Accents set of edgelits.
6. Adhere one half to the top egg paper. (The 2-Way Glue Pen works great so that you don't get any adhesive on the scallop part of the paper.
7. Line the top egg paper up with the base white egg piece, and pierce a hole on the left side. This is where your brad will go to allow you to open and shut your egg card. But the brad won't go in until we've added the flowers.
8. Now with everything lined up, attach the bottom scalloped trim. Cut off the excess sticking out the sides. It helps to turn your egg over to do the trimming.
9. Now stamp your flowers with coordinating inks. And cut or punch them out.
10. Use a bone folder to curl the petals on your flowers. Then attach them by piercing a hole in the center of the flowers, lining the holes up with the hole on the egg card, and adding a brad.
(I added depth first by layering the flowers with a Dimensional inbetween.)
(Our Candy Dots Brad Bases are fabulous brads. You can add the Candy Dots in the center OR you can add our Pearls or Rhinestones.)
11. Time to add the baby chick! I used the Starburst framelits to make the head...
...and the following punches for the beak and eyes. (See the supply list at the bottom of this post to see all the product used to make this card.)
12. Attach the head to the card, and then the eyes and beak. (Trim as shown to form the beak. And trim off a bit of the yellow head if you need to to slip it into the bottom part of the card.)
13. Attach any extra flowers. I added a couple extra with mini brads.
14. Stamp your card message, punch, and attach.
Now you are done!
Here are some close ups of the finished card.
Stamp Your Art Out! ~Rachel
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