Carta Bella Homemade Chicken Scratch Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! Today’s Throwback Thursday project is this adorable Carta Bella Homemade Chicken Scratch Card Tutorial. I call it Chicken Scratch because the cover is made completely from little bits and bobs of paper left over from previous crafty adventures. Yes, it’s a “Let’s Use Our Scraps” day here at Kathy by Design.
I don’t know what it is about these adorable chickens…but they get me every time! They are just so cute and clucky and sassy that I could not resist using them as one of the images on this card front.
TIP: If you are using two focal images on a card, be sure that they do not compete with one another. The image on the top is very clean and smaller than the “busier” image of the hens and chicks on the bottom.
TIP: Find a way to tie the two images together. The cute chicken button connects the two images together. But I also repeated the plaid background in both sections of the card.
A Peek Inside
The inside of this card is just as happy as the outside with lots of sweet daisy patterns and a lovely pocket.
Little tags like this one are another great way to use up those scraps! Notice that I repeated the chicken theme inside the card. This is a great way to make a design feel cohesive.
I also tucked in a packet of wildflower seeds and a cute little tea wallet and honey stick combo. Now the card is a gift…and wouldn’t it be so cute for Mother’s Day?
Carta Bella Homemade Chicken Scratch Card Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see how I built the layers for this card front, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel.
Would you like to see more cards made with this sweet paper collection? You can find Carta Bella Homemade projects HERE.
You can find a linked supply list below this post, but feel free to use YOUR favorite scraps with this card “recipe.”
Thanks for stopping by!
- Carta Bella Homemade
- 12×12 collection pack
- 6×6 paper pad
- chipboard stickers
- Everything’s Blooming Small Doily
- Oval Die Cut
- Coral Rose Mini Check Ribbon
- Chicken Button, frying pan charm (this was a gift) and Vintage Buttons from my stash