Simon Says Stamp | Happy New Year Chick Card

Simon Says Stamp | Happy New Year Chick Card

Ever since Simon came out with with Birthday Farm Animals stamp set a few years ago I’ve been wanting to get it and use for some fun Birthday cards. I finally got it a month or so ago and since I was in a Holiday mood I decided to stretch it and use it not the way it was intended.

Instead of making yet another Christmas project I decided to go for a New Year theme. I hardly ever make any New Year cards and truth be told I found only one sentiment in my stash that reads Happy New Year.

Simon Says Stamp | Happy New Year Chick Card

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CARD DETAILS

I stamped the bird image along with a few balloons from the Critter Accessories stamp set in Simon’s Intense Black ink and colored using Copic markers. Copics seem to be my go to medium these days (even though I finally bought myself a 150 set of Prismacolor Pencils, woot woot!).

I cut images out using coordinating dies and also cut balloon shapes out of white self adhesive fun foam (I use regular white foam and add Stick it on both sides to make it self adhesive, than die cut any shapes out) for some extra support and dimension. I knew I wanted to add glossy accents over balloons to make them look glossy and shiny and I didn’t want the paper to curl up (it usually does from that much glossy accents, I tend to put very heavy coat) so this is why I needed to cut identical shapes out of fun foam, foam adhesive would have not done the trick here.

Simon Says Stamp | Happy New Year Chick Card

I also stamped a simple snowflake background and heat embossed Happy New Year 2017 in white embossing powder on Simon’s Sea Glass A2 top folding card base. In my photo it looks like the card base is red and blue is just a panel adhered over it; the red in the photo is Simon’s V-flap envelope (I am now trying to pair my cards with envelopes as I make them, hence more envelopes in my photos).

Simon Says Stamp | Happy New Year Chick Card

I foam mounted my images using foam adhesive and die cut foam shapes for the balloons, added Star Dust stickles to the red dots on the present (I don’t have any red stickles, so I always use my clear) and finally added a generous amount of glossy accents to the balloons and the eyes of the bird.

Happy New Year, everyone!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals
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Simon Says Stamp More Birthday Farm Animals Dies
Simon Says Stamp More Birthday Farm Animals Dies
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Simon Says Stamps Happy Christmas
Simon Says Stamps Happy Christmas
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Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critter Accessories
Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critter Accessories
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Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters Accessories Dies
Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters Accessories Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critters Accessories Set
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Advent Numbers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Advent Numbers
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Simon Says Stamp Cute Snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp Cute Snowflakes
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp V Flap Schoolhouse Red Envelopes
Simon Says Stamp V Flap Schoolhouse Red Envelopes
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
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Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Ranger Stickles Star Dust Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles Star Dust Glitter Glue
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Copic Sketch Marker RV29 Crimson
Copic Sketch Marker RV29 Crimson
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
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Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
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9 Comments

    1. I too had only one stamp that was for New Year’s. How did that happen with our multitude of stamp sets? LOL!

    1. I don’t usually send New Year cards either as I mention the new year on my Christmas cards! However, this is a darling card – I may change my mind about New Year cards!!!

    1. Hahaha! I just can’t! This bird is so funny! This year you definitely all set of holiday critters.
      Love this colorful bird against blue background, so stylish and pretty!

    1. The crazy chicken is fabulous! Your card turned out beautifully, too. Thanks for showing the versatility of this stamp set. 🙂

    1. Yana, I love the combination of all the colors you used. The blue card stock with snowflakes mounted onto red card stock. A perfect happy new year 2017 card. I love your work and anxiously await each post :-).

    1. This card is laugh out loud adorable – and I mean that literally – my husband and I both laughed aloud at this funky chicken. Love the card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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