Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hello Chica(s)

Intrigued by Kim Hughes' informal challenge to her readers to create cards based around one color, thought it would be quite challenging and stretch my limits actually to use colors I don't normally gravitate towards, so here are two that I made.

Yellow: Hello Chica
This shimmery yellow paper printed with random chicks made me smile. I added the mixed stitching because it reminded me of the chicken scratch and the orange it pulled from the outlines. Polka dots are just fun, so I added the ribbon and the embossed scallop border for some added interest.
Supplies Used: Easter Chicks DSP by Reminisce, Georgia Pacific White Cardstock, Really Rust SU Cardstock, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Making Memories Rub-on Alphabet in Providence, SU Dusty Durango Ribbon, Fiskars Scallop Border Punch, Foam Dots, Thread

Green: Welcome Neighbor
I think this is one of the fastest cards I've ever put together that actually has results I can be proud of. Somewhat difficult to photograph, the background on this card is a speckled green which provides a nice contrast to the white rub-on sentiment.
Supplies Used: Archers Cardstock, Heidi Grace Rub-ons in A Little Bird's Tale, SU ChitChat Rub-ons, Thread


  1. I love both cards. The Easter Chicks paper is adorable and cheerful and I love how you paired it with a Rust colour! and the black accents make a statement. Love it!

    I love what you did with all the rub-ons. I love making those types of cards. No mess, no hassles and they're usually quick!!

  2. Great cards! Like the sentiment "chica" I use to call my best friend that in JR high. :)

  3. Both are beautiful, Karen! The stitching on the 1st card is LOVELY and I like the ease of stamping on the 2nd one-SO cute!

  4. Oh your cards are sooo sweet! I love the chica one...nice and fun & cheery...the welcome neighbor one is so wonderfully clean & crisp!

  5. Karen... these are both great! I love that fun paper on the first card too! So cute!

  6. Great cards...the chicks made me smile, cute!!!