Punch Art Retirement Card for GDP007

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Well this week’s Global Design Project challenge really challenged me.  I must admit I was well out of my comfort zone with this one!  But I’m very happy with the end result.


The challenge this week was to create a project related to the theme “Farm”. Here’s the banner for this week’s challenge: GDP007 All sorts of farm animals immediately popped into my head, but I decided not to use animal stamps, instead stretching myself to make a punch art card (not my usual style at all).  My little chicken quickly took shape and ta da! – I think she’s quite a cutie!  She was made from So Saffron card stock using the Owl Builder punch and her wings come from the Bird Builder punch.  I sponged her with some Cajun Craze ink and popped her up on dimensionals along with the sentiment.


Of course she’s the star of my card, so I wanted to keep the rest of the card fairly simple in composition and colour.  I gave her a rickety Woodgrain embossed fence to sit on, sponged with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, and some soft Cotton Paper grass (in case she falls off the fence with excitement!). The sentiment comes from the Wild About Flowers stamp set, embossed in white on Basic Black card stock.  I thought the DSP from the Pretty Petals DSP stack looked like chicken wire and fit perfectly with the colour scheme AND the theme.  Oh, happy day!



The inside of the card was finished off with more of the cute chicken wire DSP and the centre cut out using the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits. I hope you like my little chicken as much as I do.  What do you think? Thank you to the design team for organising this week’s challenge, and thank you for stopping by.

Update:  I’m so excited to share my news that this card was selected as a winner in the Global Design Project challenge.  Woot! Woot!  Thank you GDP!







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24 Responses

  1. Bibi

    What a fab chick. I have to say that this is the most beutiful punch art chicken I have seen and this is a very fun card. love it!

  2. Jess Williams

    Awesome card Gail. I adore your little chicken! Congrats on the win this week!

  3. Teneale Williams

    Totally cute. It was a tricky theme but you rocked it. Thanks for playing on Global Design Project.

  4. Connie Collins

    This is such an adorable little chick. This card is perfect for our “farm” theme. Thanks for joining us this week over at Global Design Project.

  5. Brian King

    Gail – This little chick is absolutely adorable. You’ve created quite a lovely scene here – woo hoo! I’m so happy you played along with this week’s Farm-themed challenge over at the Global Design Project!

  6. Kylie Bertucci

    This is totally adorable Gail! Thanks you so much for pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and challenging yourself. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again.

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