The inspiration behind this card came from the newly released February Mood Board from Jot Magazine. It's full of pinks and reds and flowers and hearts. But to be honest, it was those marquee letters and the arrows which really caught my eye and I knew I wanted to include them in my design.
I also wanted to crack open some of the latest Neat and Tangled stamps and have a play, so I chose the Eggstra Special set which includes this super-cute chick. And since I'm no good at fussy cutting I'm always especially happy to have the matching Die Set in my hands as well :-)
I admit that I kinda giggled to myself that I was using a stamp set that was clearly intended for Easter and turning it into a Valentine's Day card! But the way I made that work was to use a stamp out of the Neat and Tangled "Cotton Tail Cuties" set which reads 'hey chickie' and have that as my sentiment. I was simply going to have that alone but the temptation to add the word 'babe' to it got the better of me, and plus it was also my excuse to include the marquee letters from the Mood Board image into my card too! I've got a great set of alphabet dies from Sizzix which cut out these perfect 1" tall marquee letters, and luckily my girls have only lost a few of the numbers from the set, and I've still got the whole alphabet to play with ;-)
I really wanted my sentiment to ultimately read "Hey Chickie Babe!" - anyone of my age group here in Australia might remember that cult classic TV Show "All Together Now" where the character Bruno (?) would greet all the females in this way. But I couldn't make it work design-wise to have the 'hey chickie' above the 'babe' and so I made the decision to arrange it like this just because it looked better!
- Care to join in on the Mood Board challenge for yourself? You can find all the details HERE!
- Looking to browse the newest Neat and Tangled products? They'll be released in the shop for purchase on Friday (which is around Saturday early morning for us Aussies!)
- But in the meantime, check out the Neat and Tangled blog for a chance to win all the new release products!