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First I stamped the chicks image on water color paper using versamark clear ink, white embossing powder, and heat set. So, when I colored the image, my ink wouldn't smear. And I like how the white outline gives a softer look.
Next I used a mix of gelatos and water color crayons to "paint" the chicks and create the grass and sky with a water brush.
Cut out the chicks using a stitched oval frame die cut and a black border cut with my Big Shot Machine. The chicken wire embossing folder matches perfectly in the background, with a touch of country using a wagon wheel border punch.
Layered a red gingham ribbon over a black gingham ribbon to make it pop. Added a couple buttons and a sentiment tag to finish it up. And there you have a simple card for somebody special for many different occasions.
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Eat Cake Graphics Stamp: 5044-Q Morning Starbeaks with girls; Sizzix Big Shot Machine; Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval Die Cuts; Chicken wire embossing folder; American Crafts Black cardstock and ribbon; Canson Watercolor paper; Doodlebug Gingham pattern paper; Tim Holtz water brush; Faber-Castill Gelatos; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons; EK Success wagon wheel border punch; Versamark Clear Ink; Inkadinkado White Linen embossing powder; Marvy Uchida Embossing Heat Tool; Doodlebug buttons; and Pebbles tag.
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Thanks for stopping by! ~Kim