This week I’m working with the Home To Roost Stamp Set which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order. This is a great birthday card for a guy don’t ya think?
Start off with a Bermuda Bay card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4). Layer a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of Early Espresso and then add a 5 x 3 3/4 piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (one of my favorites).
Stamp the Sentiment (from Perennial Birthday) in Bermuda Bay and the Rooster in Memento Black Ink. Then color using Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie) The hill was colored with Light Crumb Cake.
I wanted to stamp the grasses around the rooster without getting it on the rooster so I used the Masking Technique. To do this, stamp the image on a Post-It Note and cut around it. I cut close just at the bottom but didn’t do much with the top because I wasn’t going to stamp to high over the rooster. Adhere the Post-It Note over the stamped rooster.
Stamp the grasses with Crumb Cake Ink. I stamped direct and then without re-inking stamped again to get different shades.
Lift off the Post-It Note and you will see the rooster is clean, it was protected from the ink.
I wanted to add some gems to the card so I colored 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker. These were added to the top left corner.
The sentiment on the inside is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set as well. It was stamped with Bermuda Bay Ink and the grasses were stamped with Crumb Cake Ink using the same method of stamping direct and then stamping a second time without re-inking.
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