One of the girls in my downline had gone to convention this year and brought back the swaps she got to show at a recent downline meeting. When I laid eyes on the die cut chick, I fell in love. I don't think that I created this the same exact way it was made because I didn't photograph it and tried to work with things I had in my crafting stash, but it's pretty darn close. I only wish I had the name of the demo that gave her the swap so that I could give credit.
I stared by cutting a So Saffron scalloped circle with the Big Shot die and sponged around the edge with the same color ink.
I cut one large So Saffron flowers using one of the dies from the Birds & Blooms Sizzlits dies. I then cut that directly in half and adhered the pieces to the side of the circle to create the chickie's wings.
I cut two large flowers (using the same die) out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I sponged around one of them and adhered that at the top of the chickie to make a crown (what ARE those things called on top of their heads, anywa? We used to have hundreds of chickens, you'd think I'd know!). I cut the other one in half and adhered those at the bottom of the chickie to create the feet.
I used one of the square punches to punch out a Pumpkin Pie square and then scored it in the middle and folded it and sponged it with Pumpkin Pie ink. This became the cute beak. Doesn't it look like the chickie is smiling??
For the eyes, I punched two circles out of Whisper White using the 3/4 inch circle punch. I layered Basic Black circles on top, which were punched with the 1/2 inch circle punch.
I used the Signo White gel pen to give my chickie's eyes some expression.
To add the little bow, I tied a knot in a piece of Certainly Celery twill ribbon, trimmed the ends and then adhered it with a mini glue-dot.
Some of the girls at my Stamp Club wanted a boy chickie so they gave him a bow tie instead of a hair bow! They all came out so cute and everyone loved them!
Now I can't wait to see what else I can create out of this new scalloped circle die!
-Erika (Stampin' Mama)