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.
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.
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.
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.
I then stamped and heat embossed the grass in gold on the inner side of the faux suede piece of cardstock.
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.
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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.
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.
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Supplies needed to create this card
Home to Roost is the lovely country style stamp set I am using on my Step-it-Up Sunday feature. I just love the rooster in this set and I highlighted the reed which also come in this stamp set, in last week’s Step-it-Up Sunday. Pairing it with the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper really gives it a country feel.
I have kept it simple for the Basic card because that’s what it’s about. Just stamps, ink and paper and I’ve added some embellishments – because I can’t help myself!
I stamped the rooster on Whisper White cardstock. Then I inked up a clear block directly with the Daffodil Delight ink pad, spritzed with water and ‘stamped’ it over the rooster. This added a watercolour – look over the image. An easy way to add colour to your image.
The flower which is from the Butterfly Elements Sale-A-Bration offering, has been attached with a glue dot.
Product List for Basic Card
I stepped this card up by adding die cut squares and colouring the rooster with Stampin’ Blends. Don’t the Stampin’ Blends add a lovely, vibrant colour? You can almost hear the rooster crow.
I added a sponged background to the rooster. This was done by masking. Sponge Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive around the rooster.
I altered the Gingham DSP by adding some lines with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend to give it a bit of a plaid look. I think this adds to the country, homely feel of this card.
The Burlap ribbon has been separated and tied together to create the look of straw.
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Try this card and give it to a friend to thank them for their friendship. You just don’t know who may need to hear an encouraging word.
Have a great week.
Step-it-Up Sunday is back with a Sale-A-Bration stamp set. The beautiful By the Bay stamp set is a free Sale-A-Bration production you can earn with any $90 purchase during this promotion. There are some lovely beach images of seagulls, a seashell and a house by the sea which is beautiful and tranquil. There are so many ways to feature these on cards either by themselves or paired with other stamp sets. This was one of the first sets that caught my eye in this catalogue and as I live close to the beach, it was a definite ‘must have’.
I’ve teamed up this stamp set today with Home to Roost which is another Sale-A-Bration offering. It’s got an image of a rooster, the reeds which I’ve used on these cards and some great sentiments. I think Stampin’ Up! have come up with a fabulous range of Sale-A-Bration items to choose from this season.
To create this card, layer the Basic Gray cardstock on your Balmy Blue card base. Stamp the image in Stazon ink on Whisper White cardstock. Highlight some areas of the image with some basic colouring in with water colours. Use an aqua brush to soften the edges of the lines (this is optional). You don’t need to spend too much time on the colouring. Just enough to bring out a few elements of the picture.
Stamp the reeds and sentiment in Early Espresso.
Add some texture to the Whisper White layer by embossing it with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. Using the edge of the Smoky Slate ink pad (the edge without a lip) run the ink pad down the embossing of the cardstock. Run it bottom to top as well. Do the same with the Balmy Blue ink pad. This gives it a beachy feel with the distressed look.
Stamp the reeds on top of this with Early Espresso ink. I could have done this prior to embossing however I liked the look of this.
Die cut the circles, stamp part of the image and colour sections of it. Stamp the sentiment and punch out with the Classic Label punch. To shorten the label, insert one side back into the punch and this will give you a shorter label.
To step this card up, colour in the image in detail. Die cut 2 labels and attach in the top right corner. adding the linen ribbon which has been frayed.
Hope you give some of these ideas and techniques a try. I’d love to hear from you with feedback and enquiries.