Step-it-Up Sunday #53 Country Rooster Card for all Cardmakers

Hi friends,

What a wonderful 3 months we have had with Sale-A-Bration and all the excitement it brings with it. With today being the last day of Sale-A-Bration I have chosen one of my favourite Sale-A-Bration stamp sets to work with. I just love the Home to Roost stamp set and for this card I”m working with a very simple colour palette of Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. 


Beginner card with Home to Roost Saleabration stamp set

This is a definite #simplestamping project for the beginner crafter. All the images have been stamped in Night of Navy for this card. I punched out the rooster with the 2″ circle punch and then added a 2¼’ circle in Night of Navy. This was mounted onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Layer this onto a Night of Navy card base and you have a quick and easy card ready to go.


To add more detail on this card, I embossed a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Hexagon embossing folder. As this is a Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder (a really detailed and thick one) it’s best to give your cardstock a light mist of water with your Spritzer so the cardstock doesn’t crease, before running through the Big Shot.

Step-it-Up Sunday, Casual Crafter, Rooster with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, Country look handmade card

The rooster has been coloured in with a combination of Stampin’ Blends. I added the gingham ribbon at the join using double sided tape (tear & tape). I used the Classic Label punch for the sentiment and shortened the edge by reinserting one end back into the punch. 


To step up this card I have added some heat embossing and also used the Faux Suede technique to create the Night of Navy panel on the bottom of the card. 

Step-it-Up Sunday, Home to Roost, Sale-A-Bration card, Faux Suede Technique

Faux Suede Technique
  • Take your piece of cardstock and scrunch it well in the palm of your hand. Open it out and scrunch it in every direction so it’s completely crushed. Then use your bone folder and stretch the cardstock towards you. The idea is to breakdown the fibres of the cardstock. 
  • After doing this for a while the cardstock will naturally begin to separate. At this point, carefully peel the cardstock apart. 


Faux Suede Technique, Step-it-Up Sunday

I then stamped and heat embossed the grass in gold on the inner side of the faux suede piece of cardstock.

Step-it-Up Sunday, Home to Roost card, Faux Suede technique

Once I embossed the Very Vanilla cardstock with the Hexagon embossing folder, I lightly tapped the Versamark inkpad in sections over the cardstock. Then I added Gold Embossing Powder. This will show up the square edges of the Versamark stamp pad so just go over these edge with a dry paint brush to soften the harsh edges and make it look more natural when the embossing powder melts. Then I heat embossed the panel. I repeated this with the Copper Embossing Powder. 

The rooster was heat embossed and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. I love the look of layered cardstock and I also do the same with my ribbons. In this case I have layered the gold ribbon onto the gingham to tie in with the rest of the card.  

Home to Roost, Rooster coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers

Last few hours to get free items
Don’t miss out on any of your favourite Sale-A-Bration and Sale-A-Bration Coordination products. 

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Last 2 Days to get the Painted Seasons Bundle

Can you believe that 3 months have gone by so quickly and Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end tomorrow? We’ve got just over 24 hours to grab those stamps, kits and embellishments that we have been looking at and contemplating over. The Sale-A-Bration coordination products also finish up tomorrow so don’t miss out on anything that you may have wanted. 

The Painted Season bundle includes a beautiful Distinktive stamp set which covers all seasons. It also includes pretty Designer Series Paper with painted images on one side and single colour patterned paper on the other, it’s easy to coordinate your paper for projects. This bundle is available as a Sale-A-Bration offering. There is also a coordinating die set which is available. All these products are available only until 31st March.

I love the paper so I wanted to show as much of it as possible on this card.

Painted Seasons DSP handmade card, Stampin Up

The pinecones were stamped in Early Espresso and then sponged around with Soft Suede. The leaves have been stamped in Shaded Spruce on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. 

I embossed the sentiment then punched it out with the Story Label punch. This punch is also available only until 31st March. 

Story Label Punch with Heat embossed sentiment, Painted Seasons, Stampin Up

Don’t miss out on getting free goodies during the last day of Sale-A-Bration.  Stock up on your cardstock, adhesives, refills, envelopes – any other items you need and get free items while you’re at it. Only until tomorrow.

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Enjoy the Simple Moments

Stampin Up Home to Roost Stamp set, Saleabration, Tin Tile embossing folder with tarnished foil technique, ribbon draping

This rooster from the Home to Roost stamp set definitely reminds us to enjoy the simple moments in life. I think of a warm and inviting country home with chooks and fresh air when I see this image. 

I used the tin foil embossing folder on copper foil. Then I applied Jet Black Stazon ink over it followed by Early Espresso, Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder. It was a version of the Tarnished Foil technique. This was what I started with and then I worked out my coordinating colours. 

The rooster has been stamped with Early Espresso and die cut. Then I stamped over this with the Crackle background stamp using Crumb Cake ink which has been stamped off once. I liked the aged look this gave the whole card. I was tossing up between Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide as the ‘other’ colour. The Tranquil Tide I think, works well against the copper background.  

Tarnished Foil technique with Tin Tile embossing folder and hand stamped rooster, Stampin Up Home to Roost stamp set

A combination of embellishments adds to the country charm of this rooster. The Tranquil Tide ribbon is currently on the Clearance Rack and a bargain at $4.90 for 9.1 metres.

Only 2 days left to Sale-A-Brate!

Home to Roost stamp set is only available for 2 more days. Sale-A-Bration ends 31st March. If you wish to place to an order, click on the link below or contact me at rochelle@stampingflair.com

Current Host Code for orders under $250 is FBNFPZ9D. Orders over $60 are also eligible to receive the current Class in the Mail FREE.

Supplies needed to create this card 

Botanical Butterfly Cards with Butterfly Elements

Butterfly Elements are some really cute embellishments which are on offer during Sale-A-Bration. As expected there are butterflies but there are also various flowers and different sized leaves which can be used for your projects. The natural look of these really appeal to me but you will see on the second card that there are ways to alter this. 

Card 1

Easy layout with Saleabration itemBotanical Butterfly DSP, Organdy ribbon, Butterflies, Handmade card

This card uses the beautiful Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper – 3 different patterns of it. The black checks adds a nice contrast against the butterflies. I have attached the butterfly element with glue dots. You do need to be careful when removing these off the backing board as they can chip if you put too much pressure on it. Just work your way around it and it just pops out. I’ve layered some ribbons together and added the butterfly on top. The only stamped element is the sentiment. This is a great layout for using up your patterned paper. 

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Card 2

Handmade card with Botanical Butterfly patterned paper and Embossed butterfly

This card too shows off the beauty of that butterfly paper. How pretty is it? I had some leftover embossed Lemon Lime Twist cardstock so I cut it down and used it under the sentiment. I’ve also made use of the free Organdy Ribbon from Sale-A-Bration. This pack comes in 5 colours so it’s a great item to get as a freebie. I also used the die from the Beautiful Layers set to coordinate the inside of the envelope with the card.

The butterfly is from the Butterfly Elements. I used Black Embossing Powder to achieve this effect. I love the glossy look it gives to it. Using a pair of tweezers to hold onto the edge helps you when using the heat gun. I applied the embossing powder twice to make sure I got every section. That butterfly really stands out against the background and ties in with the paper with the black dots. The black and white options in this paper makes it versatile. 

 Altering a chipboard element with Black embossing powder

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Sale-a-bration 4 days to go

Vintage-Look Seaside Card

The By the Bay stamp set has got to be one of my favourite items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. I love the serene images and that house overlooking the water looks so peaceful.

First glance at this stamp set can be a little bit daunting. Well, it was for me anyway because all I could see was colouring. I love colouring and have enjoyed colouring in these images. However, I really wanted to find another way of using it which took less time but still achieved a great result. So this is how today’s card came about. 

I stamped the image in Early Espresso ink and distressed the edges with a sponge dauber using Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. This created the vintage feel to the image. Tearing the edges of the Designer Series Paper also gives the aged look. To achieve this in a fairly straight line, hold your left index finger close to the edge of the paper while ripping it with your right hand. This guides the direction of the paper somewhat.  

Handmade vintage style seaside card with Stampin' Up! Saleabration stamp set By the Bay

I stamped the shell, coloured it with the Caypso Coral watercolour pencil and fussy cut it before attaching it with liquid glue. This just adds a nice touch of colour along with the Coastal Cabana doily. 

The sentiment was embossed with White Embossing Powder on Early Espresso cardstock and gives a bit of the beach feel with the linen thread that I’ve used to ‘hang’ it. 

You’ve still got a few days left to get this stamp set FREE during Sale-A-Bration. If you’re not sure what this is all about – ask me for details. 

Want it All?

If you have a wish list a mile high, then the Starter Kit might be ideal for you. Until 31st March you can also get this spacious and stylish tote as part of your Starter Kit. Click the image below for full details. I would love to get to know you and help you with your crafting journey.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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