Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SOS #168: Chicken!

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week we're celebrating the chicken, and we're to use a chicken on our projects. Alternatively, we can just use a bird, but lucky for you I have a chicken stamp! Actually, I have many chicken stamps, but I don't want to talk about it.

Here's my card, then I'll explain:

I've had this Inky Antics chicken stamp and sentiment forever, and I was happy for the excuse to use them. I fell back to my old ways of layering everything, and I think it works here. I got to use a lot of papers from my Cosmo Cricket Clementine paper pack - my go-to pack for all things orange and green.

The rectangle was cut with a Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles die, the chicken was colored with Copics, and the sentiment was stamped with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa and clear-embossed. Just so you know, I had to look up "chicken colors" to get an idea of a real color combination, and there are MANY. This Internet search was mild in comparison to the "what color is a frog's tongue" search I did for this card. The things stampers do for their craft. Sigh.

So, do you have a chicken stamp? I'll bet you do. If not, I'm SURE you have a bird stamp. I think you should go dig them out and play along with us over at SOS. And please make sure to leave my team-mates some comment love!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: Inky Antics Bending Chicken, Inky Antics sentiment, misc cream card stock, vat of clear embossing powder, Tombow pink dot tape refill, SU Early Espresso card stock, and the following:


  1. ok, so, "what color is a frog's tongue" is definitely the high-water mark of cardmaking research as far as i'm concerned! but yeah, i will often do an image search on quite common topics if i'm going to color or paper piece or draw... i don't think irl we look at things with the same level of DETAIL (at least i don't, lol!)

    ps; did i mention i LOVE this?! <3

  2. Every now & then I decide to check reality before I create...and I normally end up still on the computer hours later having fallen down the Interweb cat tubes. I love this cutie - perfect papers & that sentiment rocks!

  3. You have MANY chicken stamps?? I have since discovered (thanks to Chris) that my one stamp set has a chicken AND a chick, so I have THREE chicken stamps!!! Whoda thunk that???
    Love your "spring chicken" card! And that layering...awesome!

  4. Chicken stamp...I don't think so...pig, goat and a cow...but no chickens. Where have I been?

    Glad you put one of your many to use. Layers do work here.

  5. I am a little concerned that you have many chicken stamps, but am glad it is a subject you do not care to discuss. Thanks! This was a nice one to pull out and use. I must say this card, which is lovely, btw, has more layers than normally expect from you!

  6. I do have a chicken stamp or six or some other rather embarrassing number, but mostly I have the coolest chicken cube stamp (you know one on each side). If only God hadn't invented biology homework then I could play with my uber cool chicken stamp. But alas, He did (and I have strong words about Him in the matter) so I shall endeavor to enjoy your chicken card. Living vicariously through your chicken, if you will.

  7. Hi, Leslie.

    Cute card! Had to smile when I read about your frog research. One of my favorite classroom questions of all time is, "Why does frogs have sticky feet?".

    Thanks for the suggestion about the label maker. I definitely need to add one of those to my stash!


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