Cheep Cheep Cheep Chickens by Janet

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Hello, Janet here with some cute chicks from the Peek A Boo Pets stamp set by Avery Elle.  I love the peek a boo stamps and decided to team up this stamp set with some new elle-ments dies to make a set of three cards with only one ink blended background piece!  All the products are listed in the supply list below and clicking on any green word will take you to that product in the shop.  Share your peek a boo cards with us over at The Little Paper Treehouse Tribe group on Facebook.


I used the Ray elle-ment die on my last blog post too, which you can see here.  This is such a versatile die that can be used on so many cards!


Ink Blending Background

Masking off the bottom 4cm along the long side of the card (working in landscape orientation) from a piece of premium white card with some purple tape I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky and a cloud stencil to add some interest.

The Oxide inks are much easier to blend onto ‘normal’ card than the inks. (Distress Inks blend better on Tim Holtz watercolour card and Bristol card). Reusing the masking tape and used it to cover the sky so I could ink blend the grass area with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink.

I cut this ink blended piece to 6x10cm and placed it on the die so I would still get the circle from the Ray die.  Making sure I kept all the pieces and trimmed to sun ray piece to make sure it had straight edges.

Colouring The Chicks

I stamped the chicks body five times and the wings ten times so I would have enough for all my cards onto Bristol card. For the colouring I used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.  The chicks bodies are 200 Yellow and 050 Pale Yellow, with 070 Orange for the beak and 051 Lemon Yellow for the comb.  Then die cut them all out and placed them to the side making sure not to lose any wings while I work on the rest of the backgrounds.



For the card on the right I diecut another Ray die from white card and adhered this to a card base.  Stamping Best Wishes with black ink onto the ‘left over’ circle and adding this to the card.  Then I popped in the ink blended circle piece making sure my horizon would be straight and then glued down the chick – making sure the end of his body was under the Ray die cut.  The two wings are up on foam tape, and my first card is finished.


Repeat Stamping

For the card on the left, I placed my card base in a stamp platform with my ink blended piece on the right of the card.  I placed the same Best Wishes sentiment on the left and picked it up with the lid of the stamping tool. Stamping in black ink I moved my card up and down to stamp the height of the card.  Adhering the Ray ink blended piece and added one chick popping out the window.  I glued down his wings and I have my second card using one background finished.

Bonus Card

For my last card I used the ‘left over’ from the ink blended background.  I lay out my last three chicks and made a pencil mark for the chick on the very right and very left.  I very carefully cut along the grass line between these two points. Before adhering the chicks I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set with Juniper Mist ink for something a little different from black for the sentiment.


I placed a line of Scor tape on the back side of the grass area and pushed in my three chicks and used a small piece of foam tape to pop up their heads to add some dimension and glued down their wings to the grass.  This was then adhered this panel at an angle onto an A2 card base.

Aren’t these chicks cute? We got Milly some little chick toys for her birthday earlier this month and she loves them (bright yellow) but her favourite toys are still the bees! Which is your favourite animal from this set?



Avery Elle-

Peek a Boo Pets Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies

Rays Elle-ment Die

Strathmore Bristol Card

Neenah Solar White Card

CPD – Premium White PreScored Card

Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink

CPD Paradise Found – Juniper Mist Ink

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides – Tumbled Glass and Lucky Clover Ink

Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers

Chick – 200 Yellow and 050 Pale Yellow. Beak 070 Orange and Comb 051 Lemon Yellow.

Scor Tape Double Sided Tape

3M Foam Tape

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

iCraft Purple Masking Tape

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine


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