I finished my Mom's card, and I must say, I really liked making this card. I started with wanting to use up my little furry chick from my stash. The idea of the chick hatching came from a card I saw on Stampin' Connections last year by Carolyn Beam. I borrowed the idea, and embellished from there. Thank you Carolyn.
I used lots of "gotta' make it work ideas" that I had never done before, though I'm sure cardmakers with many years of experience probably have and know a better way to do it. Following is a list of some of new things tried.
I don't have an egg-shaped die, so I tried using ovals, and though more symmetrical than some eggs, I think it worked. I used two embossing folders on the same paper: one for the sky and one at the bottom so it wouldn't be so plain. Finally, the ribbon wasn't the way I wanted it, so I colored in the white parts with Copic markers to match the Midnight Muse cardstock on the trim. After all that, following is my Mom's card!
Recipe: Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Midnight Muse (Stampin' Up); Patterns: Prima Madeline Collection, Webster's Pages Your Life, My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Hazel, Kaisercraft Bonjour Collection. Stamp: Delightful Dozen (Stampin' Up). Ink: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Pool Party . Recollection aqua petite pearls. Stampin' Up Midnight Muse Satin Stitched ribbon. Chestnut Roan Cat Eye. Tools: Spellbinders Ovals SM; Lifestyles Pinked Squares. Stampin' Up Embossing Folders: Clouds, Perfect Polka Dots. EK Double Crochet Lace punch. Stampin' Up Modern Label punch. SU Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit (Sizzilit). Scotch foam tape. Scotch 1/4" tape glider, mini Glue Dots.