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Introducing Chicken Scratch...

What is Chicken Scratch, you ask?  Yeah, me too!  But I bet if I show you a few examples you'll recognize it immediately...

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I know...familiar, right?  And beautiful.  Now you can explore the beauty of Chicken Scratch without ever picking up a needle.  Erin Lincoln's designed a whole new line up of stamps and dies perfect for creating this look in your paper crafting.  The Chicken Scratch stamps and dies will be available for purchase on March 15th from the Papertrey Ink site.

So let me show you a few projects using Chicken Scratch.  First is a pretty quick and easy card that uses a pretty Chicken Scratch design as the focal point.  I started out by stamping the new Background Basics: Super Gingham onto a piece of white cardstock that was cut slightly smaller then the inside square of the Shaker Shakes: Square die.  Then I took several of the little detail "stitches" from the set and built my pattern. The gingham acts as a guide, so it's super fun and easy pattern building!


I finished it off by framing it with a red Shaker Shapes: Square diecut surrounded by a white scalloped frame, also cut using the Shaker Shapes: Square die.  My card base was embossed with the Stitching Impression plate.  Over the top I layered a diecut button from Button Stacks and the "thanks" which is a diecut from the Uncorked words set.  


My next card features some two-color heat embossing.  I again started out by stamping the Background Basics: Super Gingham onto a strip of white cardstock.  Then I went back and stamped the three larger "flowers" using versamark and heat embossing the with white powder.


After the white powder cooled I stamped all of the different elements that I wanted red, using Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with some Zing powder.  I put this strip behind a You've Been Framed: Oval die and embellished the edges of the strip with some Loop-de-loop diecuts for a cute scallop. I finished it off by stamping the sentiment from the Chicken Scratch set onto the oval window.  I embellished it with a few buttons cut using the Button Stacks die.


What a fun set to play around with, don't you think?  If you love pattern building this set is going to be right up your alley.  But there are some quick and easy things you can do too, for sure.

Well, thanks for stopping by - I'll be back with something pretty sweet tomorrow.  :-) In the meantime, be sure to hop around to the other team members to see more Chicken Scratch!

Laurie Willison
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Melissa Phillilps
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell 

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Supplies not linked, but available on March 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Chicken Scratch stamp set, You've Been Framed: Oval die