• Lisa Mensing

Feeling Cooped Up? Just say Cluck It!


Happy Friday crafty friends!  As I sit here, looking out the window, the grass is screaming cut me but first the important things, the crafty stuff, am I right? So here I am with three more funny, punny cards featuring the Honey Bee Stamps Spring Chicks and Coordinating Dies.

I sat down to play around with this cutie because apparently, I can’t get enough of him. I knew two things when I started this; I would be doing partial die-cutting, here’s a video showing how to do partial die-cutting, and I would be using Doodle Bug Designs 6 x 6 Down On the Farm Paper. After die-cutting, coloring, and about ten minutes of staring at this, I decided this thing needed some color.  Of course, I grabbed the Distress Oxide Inks, the blending brushes, and got busy. I’m not a big water-spritzing gal, but I pulled out all the stops with this card and went for it. I covered the rooster while spritzing only to remove it and see little orange specks of color on the rooster. Like, what the heck? No biggie, I just made it work for me by adding orange dots of ink, randomly and making this a “Feel Better Soon” card. Smoke and mirrors, that’s all I will say! I added 3D mounting foam to the back of the panel after it dried. In the meantime, I added the patterned paper to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White card base. That just leaves adhering this panel to the card base, stamping the sentiment on the patterned paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Simon Says Clear Detail Embossing Powder, die-cut with the coordinating die and add to the card. I used enamel dots from my stash in all the colors! 


While I was purchasing the Spring Chicks Stamps and Dies from Honey Bee Stamps, I stumbled across the cutest clay embellishments, Hard Boiled – Clay Eggs.  So I decided a shaker card needed to happen only to discover that I am out of acetate! Another, what the heck moment. That’s okay, it just pushed me out of the box, and I grabbed white tulle. I forget I have these things until I absolutely have to have them. 


I also remembered the Doodle Bug Designs Odds and Ends that coordinate with the 6 x 6 paper pad. Low and behold, a fence already die-cut and colored, it doesn’t get much better than that. 


I created one more card somewhat like the first, minus the splattered Distress Oxide ink and adding a fence. I grabbed Honey Bee Stamps Enamel Dots As always, thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions or comments, just leave them in the comments.  Have a beautiful weekend! Affiliate links provided at no extra cost to you. 


#InkBlending #FeelBetterSoon #PartialDieCutting #HoneyBeeStamps #SimonSaysStamp #CluckIt #SpringChicks #HeatEmbossing

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Lisa Mensing

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