Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chicken Birthday Card Made From Reused Gift Box

This weekend, my daughter went to a birthday party for a friend who turned seven. Her friend has developed a bit of a thing for chickens in recent months so my daughter insisted in chicken-themed card. I went with the chicken cut from the Cricut Animal Kingdom cartridge and for the first layer, I used the bottom of an old Gymboree gift box that I was saving for just such an occasion. Then for the second layer, I used a plain white and used a distressing ink to shade the edges. What I used for this technique was an old rag pressed into the ink pad and then applied to the white card stock. The rag doesn't absorb the ink all that well but it's the best I could do.

Once all the pieces were cut at 4", I glued them on using a Zig two-way glue pen.

Cricut Animal Kingdom Chicken

For the base of the card, I used the gift box bottom since it was such a cheerful orange. By the time I squared it out properly, I was left with a card base that measured 4" by 5". I added a layer in brown followed by a layer in white which I covered in blue ink using a rag to give the appearance of sky. Using the Cricut Paper Dolls Dress-up cart, I cut out some grass at 1". I then used some adhesive foam squares from the dollar store to apply both the grass and the chicken and to give the card some depth.

Cricut Animal Kingdom Chicken

Overall, this was a fun card to make and I love how it turned out!

Cricut Animal Kingdom Chicken Card

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