Friday, January 20, 2017

CREATIVE INKING BLOG HOP - LET'S SALE-A-BRATE!


Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop for January. This month we are "Sale-A-Brating" by doing a few cards using some adorable items in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. The best thing about Sale-A-Bration is that you get a free item for each $50 you spend. And the stamp sets, designer papers, kits, and embellishments in this year's catalog are awesome.

I chose a couple of Sale-A-Bration stamp sets for these two cards. Those chickens in the "Hey, Chick" stamp set are so dang cute!


I used the masking technique and stamped the hens with Basic Black ink.  I have a Misti and was able to line the chickens up perfectly. You can also use the "Stamp-a-ma-jig" to get the same positioning. I chose a very simple color scheme because of all the stamping. The red was added with Real Red ink and a blender pen. The beaks (and feet) are colored with a Daffodil Delight Stampin' Marker.


The border at the bottom (meant to look like mounds of dirt with chicken feed in it) is one of the stamps in "Delicate Details", a four border stamp set, and another great FREE Sale-A-Bration product. The striped paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Annual Catalog). 

And for those customers of mine who love a card that's decorated on the inside, here you go:


The second card is similar - just added the third chicken in this set. Now the gang's all here:


I used the new Watercolor Pencils for this second card with a blender pen. The same stamp sets, but the paper is from the "Pop of Pink" Designer Series Paper. Here's both cards: 



I hope you enjoyed my creation for January's Hop - I would love to hear from you!

Let's go see what awesome creation that the very talented Lori Mueller has for us. Just click on the Hop This Way Next button to get to her blog. To get back to Lynn Striefert's blog, hit the Prior button.

Happy Stamping,



All supplies used to create this project are available in my online store:



32 comments:

  1. Oh Sandy your card designs are so cute!

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    1. Thanks friend! Glad you like because you'll be making this at next Club!

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  2. I adore these chickens- awesome masking! love it!

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  3. Hey Chick- you're cards are so cute :) and you did a great job with the masking!

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  4. You make me laugh. One of the funniest versions of the chick cards I've seen. Love the masking technique, so I can't wait to try it.

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    1. Thank you! So glad you caught the humor...I was chuckling the whole time I made it!

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  5. I can't get enough of these chickens! Lol!! Great job masking - love them!!

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  6. Such a cute card & a great use of the masking technique! May have to give this one a try!

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  7. Such an adorable card. Love red, black and white together and that is perfect with these cute chicks.

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  8. How stinkin' CUTE!! I love masking...thanks for the inspiration to try it with this set.

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  9. Great job!! Thank you

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  10. Your projects are perfect, as usual! I love these chicks!

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  11. I'm in love with this card!! So dang cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I'm not sure about the masking technique? I've never tried it. After seeing your
    card, I really want to learn how. And to think; I didn't even want this stamp set. But, I do now! Are there videos available for this technique? I really love your card! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Gloria! Yes, there are many You Tube videos on masking. I just stamp on a post-it note, cut it out, and use that as a mask. It really gives you so many more options when you're designing cards.

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  13. What a great card Sandy!
    Love it...
    Greetings from Ruth

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  14. I can hardly wait to get my chick stamp set!! Your masking is over the top...great cards.

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  15. Oh, a question: did you use 3 masks to be able to get the back chick? I think I would unless you did it more easily!! Thanks.

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    1. Just two masks of the front chickens. The back chick is stamped higher up than the front chicks. Hope that clarifies.

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