I like to try new things. After creating daily projects for more than 10 years, distressed and rustic projects are new to me. I love a clean, crisp designs but I also gasp at beautifully distressed projects I see online. For me, I find it difficult to strike the right balance between “lightly aged” and “found in a puddle behind a pub” – but I’m trying. Here’s a distressed card I made to showcase the Painted Pheasant stamp set:
I’ve pulled the sentiments from the Painted Pheasant stamp set for several projects I’ve shared with you this year. I was pretty sure I’d use the leaves and grass, but I was not so sure about the pheasant. That ended today when I felt the challenge to color and showcase this sweet bird. Here’s a look at the Painted Pheasant stamp set:
To create a weathered backdrop for my bird, I cropped a piece of Evening Evergreen with a Deckled Rectangles Die – it gives the panel a torn-edge look (off to a good start, huh?). I then broke down the fibers of the panel with my bone folder and crumpled the edges with a metal nail file. After there were some creases in the paper, I covered the panel with water spots from the Quiet Meadow stamp set (I used that on my Soft Seedlings card earlier this week). I stamped the leaves from the Painted Pheasant stamp set on the Crumb Cake panel with Sahara Sand ink (that I stamped off once before stamping) for a faint look and additional texture.
I used three Stampin’ Write Markers to color my bird. To start, I colored his head with Evening Evergreen and his beak/feet with Cajun Craze and his eye with Soft Suede. I then colored his entire body with Crushed Curry, followed by strategic swipes of Soft Suede and Cajun Craze. After a few huffs of hot air (to re-moisten the ink on the stamp), I stamped the image on Thick Basic White cardstock. I cut out my bird with my paper snips, leaving a tiny white frame around him.
Those colors in the pheasant blend together beautifully, don’t they? They are great Fall colors that look great on this beautiful pheasant. If you like this mix of Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Evening Evergreen as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamps: Painted Pheasant, Quiet Meadow Papers: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Thick Basic White Inks: Evening Evergreen, Sahara Sand, Stampin’ Write Markers (Evening Evergreen, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze) Accessories: Deckled Rectangles, Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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