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10 card making techniques, 1 layer – and a chicken in every pot!

10 card making techniques, 1 layer

How can a crafter combine 10 card making techniques into a single layer card? By following the lead of a chicken in a pot! Ha! Welcome to my stop on the Cold Hands Warm Heart bloghop!

I created a card using the chicken – one of the new dies added for the Birthday Farm Animals stamp set – and did a little something crazy. I combined it with one of these succulent stamp sets, and since I wanted to be like everyone else and make it a holiday/winter card….I did that too! Yeah, I’m all for nutty combinations…this turned out to be a 1-layer card together with 10 card making techniques, too. Now do you believe I like nutty?

And since I know some of my readers won’t believe that it’s 10, or know how the heck I made the cool wallpaper…I made a video late last night showing how I did it! [If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.]

I hope the card making techniques video at least made you smile! This darling chicken is enough to brighten your day.Sandy Allnock Chicken in a pot - 10 card making techniques, 1 layer
What old-timey phrase (like “chicken in every pot”) runs in your family?


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How many card making techniques have YOU combined into one card?

688 thoughts on “10 card making techniques, 1 layer – and a chicken in every pot!

  1. Wow! That was a fantastic video, so much info packed in, I’ll have to try the partial die cutting. The card is fabulous, and yes, it did make me smile 🙂

  2. Love the card. Gave me some ideas for die cutting. thank you for sharing your talent.

  3. Great card ……love your work…funny and beautiful…..
    My mother would always say “Count your blessings, for they are many”

  4. Amazing, I love the tiny detailed shading you did to make the chicken/pot/ribbon pop and love the blue on the eyes for dimension. Fantastic video, thanks for sharing! =)

  5. I am so glad I started to follow your site as there is a lot on it! LOT! Anyone that can set up impossible challenged for themselves as you did, must have a real fun spirit and love of life so I know I will continue to enjoy your posts for a long time. Can’t wait to go through the old stuff now.

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  7. Amazing video. Showcases how much work it is to make a CAS card well! Just great!

  8. What an adorable card! The saying that comes to mind right now for me is what my mom used to say, ” Pretty is as pretty does.” It took me getting a little older to understand it and now I find myself trying to stress it to my teenage daughter.

  9. Such a cute card!

  10. Really funny card 🙂

  11. I love your videos Sandy. The are always good for a bit of a giggle and well as some wonderful inspirational techniques. And it certainly was chockers with both tonight.

  12. Oh my goodness! You said not “pot for every chicken”! Gotta love living in WA, right? haha!!!!

  13. cute card and amazing video!

  14. Love love love your card, Sandy! You certainly take a different approach to a holiday card. LOL The old-timey saying that pops into my head right now is “Good Lord willin’ and the crik don’t rise.” My dad used to say that sometimes. It was funny, because once I answered the phone when a friend of ours called. We were planning to visit them, and he asked if that plan was still on. I used that saying, and he said that it had been a long time since he’d heard that! That was probably when it hit me how old-fashioned that is! Anyway, thanks for sharing this card & video, Sandy!

  15. The video was fun to watch–I never could have figured out a holiday card with a chicken!

  16. Thank you so much for the reminder in today’s post! I was trying to rack my brain for a phrase my grandparents may have said, I’ve figured out when it is not in context, I just can’t think of much! One thing my grandma did always day was, “don’t sweat the small stuff!” That is Ali could think of…

  17. Great card! I love all the detail on this card.

  18. Very cute! Love all the textures. Thanks for all the extras.

  19. As always another great card…loved the online copic class and your web site videos. Thank you for sharing and teaching.

  20. Sandy you are so stinkin’ creative! Love the chicken in the pot! What a great way to combine two completely different stamp sets! Makes me think, what can I create with what I’ve got??!!

  21. I love your card!! So creative and even more so after watching the video! When we had been wronged, my mom would say, “don’t sink to their level – that makes you just as bad as they are, ” Dad would encourage us to “be the bigger person.” When something happened that wasn’t so pleasant, Dad would say, “into each life some rain must fall” my sister would respond, “yes, but ya gotta watch out for the hail.” The same sister loved the saying, “a good cry cleanses the soul.”

  22. YOU are amazing and a delight to watch!

  23. WOWZERS! You never cease to amaze me, and today is no exception!! (SO grateful you reminded us today to come comment; I delayed bc I was thinking about the saying…and forgot to come back–oopsies!) Geesch–I can’t find the words to comment to do this card justice–I LOVE how you popped it–I prob. never would’ve thought of that!! TFS!!

    As for sayings, there were many, as I was raised by my dear, sweet angel of a grandma. She would say, “Better to aim high and miss the mark than aim low and hit it.” I think that’s self-explanatory, right?

    I NEED booth sets of these stamps; no, really- I think somethin’ bad might happen to me if I don’t get them (like severe disappointment and acute sadness) 😉

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  25. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about how you came up with the idea for this card! What a wonderful thought process lol – I enjoyed that video – tfs. The card’s really cute too!

  26. My old saying is in Bahasa Indonesia (since I’m Indonesian) and it’s: “Buruk rupa, cermin dibelah”. Which means that you shouldn’t blame your circumstances if you have problems! BTW, Really adorable chicken Sandy!

  27. Your card is so fun, bright and cheerful!
    My mom always referred to her naturally curly, frizzy hair as “wild and unruly” (long before the Dixie Chicks used the phrase in their song).

  28. The chicken in the pot is too darn cute!

  29. This was such an imaginative card!!! Made me laugh – that stamp set is one of my favorites and I use it all the time – thanks for creating it!

  30. Absolutely adorable, and a one-layer card to boot. Genius!

  31. What a great chick card.

  32. Such a fun card!

    The phrase that came to mind was “You’ll never learn younger!” My grandmother used to say it, and I remember as a kid having no idea what she meant. But now I say it to my own children, to remind them that there’s no shame in learning something new no matter how old you are. I wonder if my kids know what I’m saying any better than I knew what my grandmother was saying?

  33. This is just too cute!!! I love your creativity and blog!

  34. Adorable card, Sandy, and your video really made me smile. Awesome way to incorporate all those techniques into one card.

  35. Never did I think this would work, but the chicken, the texture, coloring (especially on the bow) all are fabulous! You did it, you made it Christmas-y and yes, made me smile!! Cool, Sandy.

  36. My mother would always say, “Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched”. Too bad she didn’t say Christmas chickens! Love your cards and the awesome video. Thanks for the inspiration and smiles.

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