Create fun chicken wire backgrounds using the Double Hexagons Embossing Folder.
What a perfect match for this year's Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Hey, Chick!
Open the folder and swipe or pat ink on the inside of the folder, the side that has "Sizzix" and "Stampin' Up" on the front. For this card, I swiped on Smokey Slate ink.
Insert a piece of card stock into the folder,
Close the folder and turn it around so the side with "Stampin' Up!" is on top. With your fingers, press down on the top of the folder, transferring the ink on the inside to the card stock. A bone folder will also work.
Open the folder, remove the card stock and voilà, you have a chicken wire background!
For the chicken, I used the Paper Piecing Technique.
I simply stamped the chicken and greeting onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black ink and cut it out using the Big Shot and Circles Framelits. I stamped the image again onto the polka dot patterned piece of Carried Away Designer Series Paper. I then cut out only the chicken's body using a pair of scissors and paper pieced it onto the stamped image using SNAIL Adhesive. The feet, comb, and beak are from the stamped part underneath. I colored in the comb and beak using a red marker.
I really like how the patterned paper gives the chicken a little texture and interest. And the chicken wire background is a perfect compliment!
Stamp Set: Hey, Chick (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Smokey Slate
Paper: Smokey Slate, Real Red, Whisper White, Carried Away Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration)
Accessories: Double Hexagons Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Real Red Thick Baker's Twine, Dimensionals