Jill here, and this week - I've got a question. How do you turn a bunch of Easter chicks into all year round party animals?
Add party hats & balloons of course! We all know there ain't no party until the balloons & hats make an appearance!
I'm sure you are the same as me and have plenty adorable sets, like the Chirpy Chirp Chirp set from Lawn Fawn which I've used here, that you dearly love and want to use all year round but they're focused on a certain theme, like with this set it's Easter. So this week I thought I'd do a quick design to share how easy it is, with a few simple accessories, to stretch your stamps to fit any occasion.
I started by stamping out a simple scene using Lawn Fawn's Chirpy Chirp Chirp and colouring using my Zig Real Brush Markers with water to create a watercolour effect. I also used my pens to create a wash across my background. I then took Lawn Fawn's Party Animals set and stamped out the party accessories I wanted to add to my Easter chicks. This set is a brilliant one to have in your stash to help 'stretch your stamps' as, not only is it packed with adorable main critter characters, but it also includes a load of little cute accessories to 'stretch' your other sets. I chose a selection of hats & stamped out a couple of balloons. I then coloured these using my Zigs and carefully fussy-cut.
I then took Lawn Fawn's Scripty Cheers die and cut it straight from my background, cutting it a few times from black card at the same time. I then built all my cuts back up to add depth, and pieced it back into my background.
I then built up my scene by adding the party hats and balloons to my little cute chicks, using foam adhesive to add dimension after already stamping the balloon strings straight onto my card.
I added a slick of Glossy accent to my balloons, hats, and chicks beaks, and a scattering of clear sequins to add a little sparkle and there you have it.
Easter Chicks ready to party hearty all year through!
I really hope you like it and it encourages you to get more from your themed sets.
As always everything I used is linked below.See you next week.