Thursday, March 12, 2015

Introducing Chicken Scratch...

Today the Papertrey Ink team is previewing a new set of stamps and dies coming out on March 15th at 10pm EST called Chicken Scratch! I've only just "scratched" the surface of this set...it's one of those that can be used for SO many different looks. Can't wait to see what the other girls did with the same products. I'll link to their blogs at the end of the post. :)

First, we were to choose an inspiration piece. If you go to Pinterest and look up Chicken Scratch, you'll find all kinds of fun stitches and inspiration pieces. I decided to go with this one. I liked the stitching over top of the yellow gingham and used that as my starting point. 

The first one I made was the butterfly card.

The new Cover Plate: Chicken Scratch die was used in the background. I stamped on it with Chicken Scratch stamps with Harvest Gold and Sweet Blush inks, then stitched over the top with white floss for a fun dimensional look using the holes in the cover plate as my stitching guide. I used a Life Is Beautiful butterfly die and stamped some stitches on it.

Good Intentions card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Chicken Scratch
INK: Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, True Black, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise by PTI; gray is Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Linen Cardstock
DIES: Cover Plate: Chicken Scratch, Life Is Beautiful
OTHER: Seam binding - Zipperstop , enamel dots - My Mind's Eye.
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Next, I used the new Background Basics: Super Gingham stamp set to create strips of different colors of gingham. I stamped the lighter gingham colors first, then stamped darker "stitches" over the top with Chicken Scratch.

"Love" is stamped from Festival of Lights. I used a new die over the top called You've Been Framed: Oval and flowers/ leaves from The Sweet Life for a pretty focal point in the center. This card could be given for almost any occasion!


Stitched Together With Love card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Background Basics: Super Gingham, Chicken Scratch, The Sweet Life, Festival of Lights
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, True Black
PAPER: Linen Cardstock, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush
DIES: You've Been Framed: Oval, The Sweet Life
OTHER: sequin by Pretty Pink Posh.
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What do you think of Chicken Scratch? All of the new products you see here today will be available on March 15th at 10pm EST. Thanks for stopping by! For more inspiration, visit the rest of the team:

20 comments:

Gabby said...
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Gabby said...

Like your cards! Particularly the first one whereon you've stitched. :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love these, Danielle!

jan metcalf said...

Your chicken scratch is gorgeous, love the second card with all the pretty colors on gingham!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a cool new set of products and I just love how you used them, beautiful!

sentsue said...

Awesome! Love the butterfly card.

Cathy Weber said...

These are beautiful examples of chicken scratch...i love what you have done!

Jill Norwood said...

These are both so lovely!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

Noreen said...

I love your pretty butterfly card!

Kathy Krug said...

Love you impressive butterfly. and how you stitched the gingham.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Danielle,

Stunning Cards, love them!!!!!!

Cariños,
María Alba

Leslie S. said...

Love your very creative cards!!

Kathy Mc said...

Very striking cards, Danielle! You definitely have an eye for adding lots of colors that blend well together. I'm envious!

DebbyH said...

Fantastic cards, thanks for sharing!

Tami Babcock said...

Both so pretty!! Great ideas to stretch this new set!!

Lisa Young said...

These designs are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Very creative with beautiful colors!!

claudia shadler said...

WOW! such beautiful cards! luv them both and luv luv the frame on the second card!

C :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful, great use of color.

jintyoo7 said...

Danielle - these are fabulous :-)

Nora N. said...

I had never heard of this technique but LOVE this idea. Your cards are so beautiful!!