I made this card after seeing a few cards my friend, Buffy made using this stamp set. It is one of the free sets you can get with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration. It is called Home To Roost. I am not a very good colorer and I usually shy away from animal stamp sets but I thought it one was kind of cute. I have had it for a while but didn’t take it out until Buffy motivated me.
The colors I used on this card are Cherry Cobbler, Mango Melody, Very Vanilla and Night of Navy. I stamped the rooster and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored the rooster using my Stampin’ Blends. Truly the only way I can halfway color is to use the Blends. They make it so easy because they are alcohol markers so they don’t streak and blend well together. Then I stamped the grass on a piece of Mango Melody cardstock and layered everything together. It is quick and easy card to make and perfect for a beginner stampers.
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First – gorgeous rooster! You did a great job, and I’m glad I could motivate you! Second – you color really well, I think, using blends, pencils, whatever. (Although the blends do make it easier!) Great card. I love the grass on the Mango Melody layer, and it goes so well with Cherry Cobbler. (I get so many color ideas from your blog!)
Tee hee. I could have sworn someone said that they don’t need the rooster. This is a gorgeous card (as Buffy said). Love the colors and coloring.
I agree with the other comments – you colour very well, Susan! I love the surprise of the blue tail feathers! The layering is perfect – especially the stamped grasses on the background.