Stamps: Paper Pretties 'Cluck, Part II'. Cardstock: Real Red, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Papertrey white. Ink: Memento black, Copics, Versafine black, Versamark. Accessories: clear EP, Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart scallop border punch, red gingam ribbon, SU button.
Welcome to Paper Pretties' September Release blog hop! If you are arriving from Jennifer's blog (Glitter in My Hair), then you are heading in the right direction. If you are just joining the fun, make sure to visit the Paper Pretties blog so you won't miss a single hop stop or chance to win!!
The stamp set I'm showcasing is 'Cluck, Part II'. Remember the 'What the Cluck?' set from August's release? This set features the same group of feathered friends with more poses, like this proud chick:
Also included in the new set is a great chicken wire background image (embossed here with clear EP) and more hilarious sentiments, too:
The background is a fun technique showcased on Splitcoast Stampers this week called 'Faux Barn Board'. I was a little heavy on the white, so mine is more like like 'Old Whitewashed Fence', or maybe 'Old Whitewashed Hen House'?
Many thanks to my stamping buddy Lena for inspiring me with her ribbon flowers -- a perfect way to coordinate ribbon and embellishments! HERE's a photo tutorial for an easy way to create these blooms; I might recommend using a bit less than the 12" of ribbon recommended when your ribbon is as wide as mine was.