Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Chickadee Card How-To

In the honor of the great American tradition of avoiding taxes, I opted to spend my Saturday making Spring and Easter cards for family members. The government can wait, cards can not!

First I used my Cricut cartridge 'Create a Critter' to make multiple little chicks and eggs. I colored the chick beaks and legs with an orange gel pen, and bordered the egg cracks with frosted lace Stickles

chirp chirp!
Then I texture embossed each of my cards using the 'Stylized Flowers' embossing folder by Cuttlebug. I needed more color and was feeling a crafty blank so I decided to color the embossed flowers with colored pencils

the vines and stems colored light green
colored the flowers a mustard yellow
I wasn't too crazy about the yellow flowers with a yellow chickadee together on the card...

much better!
Can you ever really go wrong with light pink? So I colored all of the cards like the one above. This took up the majority of my I said, all in honor of avoiding taxes.

Then I just glued on the chicky and added the cracked eggs with foam adhesive.

all finished!
The completed card! On the inside I cut out the word 'Spring' to make the card more generalized to Easter as well as just the excitement of spring and sunshine! Can't wait to put these in mail for family and friends :)

<3 RWK
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  1. WOW! Great card Rachel. Never thought about coloring what I emboss. Great idea.

  2. Thanks! I had never thought of it either until this day hah!

  3. Aww, look at all those cute little chicks! Hey, Rachel I have an award for you on my blog :) Wanna stop by and get it.
    Lisa C

  4. Soooo cute! So you have a cricut and a cuttlebug? I love the idea of using colored pencils, I hope I can find time to make cards for my family!

  5. I've had a cricut for a while (love it so much) and instead of buying a cuttlebug I bought the 'sizzix texture boutique' which just does texture embossing. After a michaels coupon it was only $17 instead of $84 for the cuttlebug! I absolutely love it!!!