A Lepre-Chick at the End of the Rainbow

This card was made for Time Out Challenges #130 with a theme of "unique".

What could be more unique than a St. Patrick's Day "leprechick"??? I wanted to make a funny interactive card for my 4 year old grand-daughter. She was watching me make cards one day last week and saw this funny chicken from Stampin' Up! (SU)'s "Hey, Chick" stamp set. As with any 4-yr old, she loves rainbows, things that move, and anything funny looking.

I started by die cutting the rainbow pieces, then before I assembled them on the front SU Soft Sky panel, used one of the rainbow arches to die cut a "spinner card" slot for the sun. I had to die cut the slot 3x to get it wide enough for the foam dimensional between the pennies to spin smoothly. Tami Chronoski has a great tutorial on spinner cards.

After the rainbow pieces were glued down, I die cut a long cloud, and using a craft sponge, sponged the edges with SU Soft Sky ink. It was glued to the card front to hide the two ends of the rainbow, and form a "grounding" for the other card elements.

The crazy chicken was stamped onto white cardstock with black ink, then hand-colored with SU markers in bright crazy colors.  Using a digital cutting machine I sized and cut out a green leprechaun top hat for her to wear at a jaunty angle. Her green bow tie was freehand cut from a scrap of cardstock, and attached with a dot of glue. All dressed up, she was attached with adhesive foam strips to the front of the card at the "end of the rainbow".

The "pot of gold" was first stamped onto white cardstock with black ink, then cut out using a Brother ScanNCut digital cutting machine. The "coins" in the pot where punched out of scraps of gold and glitter cardstock using a 5'16" hole punch. They were stacked and glued to a scrap piece of cardstock using Tombow glue. The gold was glued to the back of the pot, then the pot was mounted next to the "leprechick" using adhesive foam strips.

The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock in green, then die cut into a cloud shape with a die from the same set as the rainbow. It also was mounted with foam strips.

Because the spinner mechanism had to be free to spin behind the main panel, I put two layers of adhesive foam strips on the back. Before sticking it to the SU So Saffron card base, I first attached a scrap piece of the same blue cardstock to the stacked foam strips so the yellow wouldn't show through.

I think she will like the card when she gets it for St Patrick's Day. It's got all the elements that tickle a 4-yr old's heart! I am rating the difficulty level of this card as a "3" because of all the steps. None are particularly hard, though.

Stamps: SU Hey Chick, Sunshine & Rainbows, Tee-Hee-Hee
Paper: SU So Saffron, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzlerberry, Perfect Plum
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU So Saffron, Soft Sky, Stampin' Write Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black,
Accessories: SU Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, 5/16" Circle Punch, 2 Pennies, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Adhesive Foam Strips
Techniques: Die Cutting, Digital Cutting, Spinner Card, Punching


  1. I love the scene you have created and you are right, this is totally unique! The chicken looks hilarious. Love the colorful, happy look of this. Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

  2. You definitely nailed 'Unique' LOL!! Its absolutely brilliant and I think your daughter would love this crazy chicken. The scene is perfectly done and your gold is so sparkly I want to touch it. And the moving sun would have a 4yr old mesmerized for hours. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!


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