Sunday, June 28, 2009


In between church services this afternoon, I started playing around with the little rooster from the Rustic Rooster stamp set in the Level 2 Hostess Set. I did some searching for a pattern using this little fella and found a card to CASE on the SU website. The card map called for colors I wouldn't have put together but since I was in a playful mood, I decided "why not" and went for it. I'm not disappointed but the scan doesn't do it justice - IRL, he's a cute little thing. While I used all the cardstock colors called for in the original, I changed a few things and used the largest oval punch for the "Thinking of you" phrase. I also used a non-SU stamp for the french background which would instantly disqualify me from any SU challenge but since I didn't have the background stamp used in the CASE'd card, I still like the look. I sponged Rose Red around the rooster and Chocolate Chip around the oval phrase. I dunno, but I've just never gotten the hang of sponging edges to look nice - there's always a little too much or not enough. Well, I can still keep practicing.

Here's the recipe. Stamps used: Rustic Rooster, Sincere Salutations (both SU!), and Italian Poetry Background from Hero Arts; Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Whisper White. Ink: Chocolate Chip and Rose Red. Other needs: a crimper for the orange cs, the large oval punch, and the corner punch.

There's so many ways to change the look on this card - a little Dazzling Diamonds on the cock's comb would give a little sparkle to this fella. Using the scallop oval on the phrase and backing it with an alternate color is another change. I never got this little stamp set and I wish I had. Too late now - there's a new catalog on the horizon and I've seen what's in it!! Woohoo!!! Bring it on!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon!


  1. I have that same set and never know what to do with it. This is awesome!

  2. I love that set, but never got it. You did a great job with the card.

  3. I love what you did with this guy! I like the colors, and, I agree - not some I'd think to put together, but cute!!

  4. I'm going to miss that little rooster, he stamped up a beautiful image. You did a wonderful job on card! It's fun to try new things isn't it?!

  5. I agree...the rooster is a great image. I love the color combo too!