Tr?s Chick

Stampin up an egg-cellent easter chick

I finally have a chance to show off this sweet chick from An Egg-cellent Easter, one of the stamp sets available now as a pre-order from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalog.  Click here to see the additional spring and Easter pre-order choices from the Mini. 

NOTE:  The complete Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog will be available for customer order and download on my blog on April 1.  Click to see all my Occasions Mini sneak peeks and samples.

I stamped the chick in Basic Gray on Stampin' Up!'s quality Watercolor Paper.  TIP:  Basic Gray is waterproof and the perfect "canvas" for watercoloring.  Using a Blender Pen, I added More Mustard to the deeper shaded areas of the chick and softened the color with So Saffron.  I used a Blender Pen to add Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and So Saffron to the tower of eggs.

TIP:  Using a very light hand, I shaded the outline of the chick and eggs using a Blender Pen and Going Gray.  Keep in mind that the left side should be deeper in color if your imaginary light source is coming from the right.

Sfytt_030709 This delightful sketch is from I{heart}2stamp.  The swirling texture on the horizontal panel was created with Stampin' Up!'s Backgrounds I Texturz Plates.  TIP:  I prefer to mist the card stock with water to deepen the impression when it zips through the Big Shot.  Keep it flat for a few minutes while it dries (otherwise the card stock can curl).

DON'T MISS OUT!  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31 and the charming Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper in today's card will end with it.  To discover all the FREE Sale-A-Brations rewards starting with a $50 product order, CLICK HERE.


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Stamp Set:  An Egg-Cellent Easter (113196)
Paper:  Delicate Dots (114674, Sale-A-Bration), Watercolor Paper (105019), Bashful Blue (105120), Certainly Celery (105125), So Saffron (105118), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120), More Mustard (103162), So Saffron (105213), Bashful Blue (105209), Certainly Celery (105217)
Cool Tools:  Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), 1" Circle Punch (109046), Big Shot (113439), Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates (114512), Blender Pens (102845)
The Perfect Touch:  Rich Regals Brads (106953), Hodgepodge Hardware (112454, Styled Vanilla), Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109031)

Egg-cellent easter


  1. Love the card. All the colors go together so well.

  2. This is beautiful! Love the various layers and how you colored the chick! I am going to miss those papers once they retire, they look so nice and fresh and springy! I think they were my favorite SAB option this year. Or the ribbons… Can’t decide!

    Cindy 🙂

  3. Amanda Currier

    LOVE this tres chick card! You are making me want that set more and more! He is too cute with the eggs piled high. Your punched flowers in the middle are a nice touch!

  4. How adorable! I love the hardware and little flowers in the center. So soft and pretty!

  5. Adorable! Your watercoloring looks GREAT 🙂

  6. Michelle Stamps

    very cute card.

  7. The lay-out, colors, and the chick are arranged beautifully. Thanks for such inspiration.

  8. This is excellent — you know me, I love layers! And the title… perfection!

  9. oh my cute!! you know, you inspired me to get that boho flower punch…and mine just doin’t look like yous!! i’ll keep trying!:) love it all..very soft and “springy”!

  10. colleen kramer

    So cute! Your watercoloring is really nice! This dp is so gorgeous, too!

  11. Such a darling card. The pastels really make it look like spring. As always your cards are beautiful.

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