Angelic chick

Hello, all!
Getting right to the point (because I am so excited to show you), I made a card using this weeks CP sketch...(and this weeks Paper Play challenge)

loved it! Knew at once I would love it, and got the idea for my card almost right after viewing Tracy's beautiful take on the sketch. :)
Here it is...

Supplies: Cardstock, Websters Pages "Wild Cherry", shimmer cardstock, Stampendous stamp, Hero Arts "Tree, Birds and Messages", white ribbon, souffle pens blue, white and pink, black Ink It Up! ink.

Instructions: First I stamped the image and sentiment, colored in the chick, and cut them out. Then, taking the shimmer cardstock from a card I had received, I just cut it out to size, wound the ribbon around it, and used chipboard to make it pop up. Used more chipboard to make the chick pop out also, then glued it to the patterned paper, and in turn glued that, with the sentiment, to the black cardstock. Not very hard to tell what I did from there. ;)

Now, the reason I'm so excited is because I am totally new to stamping images; I've done sentiments millions of times, but I was always scared of images because I thought unless I had Copics, they'd look terrible. After using the Souffle pens I won in Tracy's contest (which, btw, I am looking forward to the next one, if there will be one :), I changed my mind. Yes, the chick is simple, but I love the pens on it!

So, a big thank you to Tracy, who not only inspired me with her gorgeous card, but gave me the supplies to follow through on it, to the CP DT for coming up with these fabulous sketches, and finally, to all you wonderful readers; I really do appreciate each and every comment, and I always try to return the favor! {HUGS!}

But, the biggest thanks goes to God, in especial gratitude for the miracle He worked here yesterday...

My sister was coming back from one of her volleyball practices, and so, because of a combination on a bad road, slipperiness and fast driving, the car rolled! It is so amazing that she wasn't hurt - at all! Not even a scratch! The car is a mess, but, blessing in disguise - this was the car my parents were planning on getting rid of soon because repairs for it were just ridiculous). Most importantly, she is fine...thank you, God!

So, in conclusion, I'm really feeling great today (as you can probably tell!), not only because of the things I mentioned, but because the sun is finally shining around here! After almost a WHOLE week of rain, the sun finally showed itself, and boy was I happy to see it! :D

Thanks for reading...I hope you're having as nice of a day as I am. :)


  1. love your colors and cute bird image. Also love the sentiment and the font it is in! Great card!

  2. Clare, this is simply adorable! I love these colors together and the embossing on the white base. Fabulous take on the sketch!!

    I'm so happy you're enjoying the Sakura pens. :o) And so glad that your sister wasn't injured in the accident! *hugs*

  3. Gorgeous card, Clare. Well done on starting to stamp images - there'll be no stopping you now!! (I do love that sentiment stamp, though!).

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.



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