This card was inspired by Create with Connie and Mary #443 and Can You Case It #146. As I was coloring the chick from Sale-A-Bration's Hey, Chick stamp set using watercolor pencils, I decided I would be naming this chick Ronald because he looks just like Ronald McDonald with his big mop of red hair! (I promise you, you won't be able to unsee it now.)
I used the new Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder from the Occasions Catalogue and I wanted to highlight the outer section to make it look like chicken wire. For my first try, I added ink to the embossing folder, but the result was a little messy, with ink on more than the embossed outline. So I felipped the embossed cardstock around and added Tip Top Taupe to my embossed pattern using a brayer and a really light touch. This step worked way better, although the edges of the cardstock had curled up a bit due to the fact that I had sprayed the cardstock with water (as suggested when using the Dynamic folders) and picked up a bit of extra ink. But overall, it worked well.
The sentiment reads, "Welcome among us!" and is from the Baby Bear stamp set. (The English version says "Welcome to the world," but the French translation is more general, which works well for me here because I'll use this card to welcome new recruits to the team.) A few enamel shapes were added to the circle and sentiment strip. Speaking of which, I used a narrow strip of cardstock, embossed my sentiment in white and then die-cut the edges using the pointy-end frame from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies. A little trick to get the pointy ends on a narrower shape.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Hey, Chick (SAB), Bébé ourson (Baby Bear)
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Watercolor Paper
Ink: VersaMark, Jet Black StazOn, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories: Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Enamel Shapes (Metallics, Regals, Brights),
Watercolor Pencils, Delightful Dijon 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Brayer,
White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, White Medium Envelope