Paper Smooches – Hey Chickie!

Welcome everyone! I’ve been having extra fun in my craft room lately, making a point to pull out stamps that have been neglected for far too long. Today I’m playing with Paper Smooches Chubby Chums. I love this series of stamps so much! Their unique look and punny sentiments lend themselves to so many fun scenes and silly ways to put them together.

Today I paired them with the Trinity Stamps Slimline die series for a giant stack of critters just here to say, “Hey!”

To create this card I actually started by die cutting the shapes because these dies are solid. You can’t see through to line them up so I die cut them first and then line the stamps up on the shape and stamp them with my MISTI. Then I colored them in with my copics and moved on to my background.

I cut a panel down to 3.5×8.5 and grabbed my distress oxides. For the sky I used tumbled glass and then I used my Newton’s Nook mountains stencil with antique linen, flipped the stencil over and used tea dye ink for another layer in the background. Then I used mowed lawn on a piece of white cardstock and die cut it with my Trinity Stamps Slimline Scenic Borders grassy die. I flipped that piece of cardstock over and die cut my clouds from that same die set. After I glued the clouds and grass to the inked panel, I brought my mountain stencil back in and added texture paste for snow caps on the mountains and set it aside to dry.

Now for assembly, I added foam tape to the back of all my critters and stacked them up like blocks. At this point I thought the card needed something else so I pulled out my Trinity Stamps Slimline Series: Frame and Fold dies and die cut a red frame to adhere to my card. I love the pop of color that gives the whole thing. I stamped my sentiments at the top and bottom and moved on to finishing touches.

I started with white gel pen accents throughout all the images and then black glaze pen on eyes and noses. I added glossy accents to noses and beaks and then finished off with some color coordinating gems throughout the background.

I plan to enter this into the Paper Smooches Challenge – Anything Goes that is going on right now.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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