So, why DID the chicken cross the road? Here's a card that hopes to explain why!
The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" with the fold at the top. The card base is white card stock. The red mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and the red gingham mat is 5 1/4"x4." The red strip is 1 7/8"x4" and the striped strip is 1 3/4"x4." The mat is from the "Elegant Edges" cartridge. It is on page 38 of the handbook. I used the shadow (shift) and oblong (shift) features and cut it at 3 3/4." I embossed the white layer with the Cuttlebug embossing folder called "Chicken Wire." I adhered the mat with foam tape.
The chicken, face, and sentiment are all stamps from Peachy Keen. The chicken is from a set called Faceless Chickens; the face is from the Chickie Faces 1 1/8" set, designed specifically for the faceless chickens; and the sentiment is from a set called Clucks Sentiments. I paper pieced the chicken, flocking the red piece. I also added some diamond glaze to the eyes, beak, and feet; after I colored them in with some markers and a white gel pen. I finished the front of the card with some red gems.
The inside of the card is also finished, because I couldn't leave you hanging now could I? The inside answers the question of why the chicken did cross the road. The gingham mat is 5"x3 3/4," and the mat is the same size as the front, using the same image from "Elegant Edges." The sentiment is also from the Clucks Sentiments set.