More Pleasant Pheasants
The last card I posted using the Stampin’ Up!® Pleasant Pheasants Stamp Set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog didn’t have pheasants on it. You can see it here. It was a fall “Z-fold” card, but it was disappointing for people who were looking for pheasants. (I won’t mention names, but if I did, it would rhyme with “Zeborah.”) So I decided to humor her and color a couple pheasants today.
Wait! First – a side note. I was trying to think of a catchy title for this post. (Obviously, I didn’t come up with one.) I asked Mike for inspiration. I was thinking, “Pheasants from Heaven.” Of course, I sang that to him. (You have to be old to get this.) So he followed up with, “Pheasants…Entertain You! Pheasants…Make you Smile!” Basically, “we got nothin’.”
Here’s the card –
What Color Are Pheasants?
First, I Googled “pheasant pictures,” because I’ve never seen a pheasant up close and I had no idea what colors they are. This is kind of close, I think. And even if it’s not close, I had fun, which is the whole point.
I stamped the image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Glossy White Cardstock. Years ago, my friend Liz Hamman went to a Scrapbook Expo and returned with a gorgeous sample of a bird (I think it may very well have been a pheasant, but it was a long time ago and I’m old, so I don’t really remember). It was stamped on glossy cardstock and colored. It was gorgeous, so I decided to give it a go.
The artist who colored Liz’s sample used a different medium, I think, but still – the colors really pop on the Glossy White! I used Stampin’ Blends to color these little guys. I die-cut the image and a Pumpkin Pie mat with the Layering Ovals Dies.
That Background, Though!
My favorite part of this entire card is the background. I wanted to play a little, so I inked a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper (again from the Holiday Catalog) with a Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad. I just streaked it down the cardstock, trying to keep it kind of even.
Next, I sprinkled Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the whole piece, heated it, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (DTIEF). I love the way it turned out! It looks like weathered metal.
I wrapped Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake Twine from the Nature’s Twine pack around the Metallic Paper, then knotted it together. And then I adhered it to my Garden Green Card Base – upside down. AAAAARRGH! I really like for my knots and extra embellishments to be on the right. But I’m (somewhat) adaptable! After layering the matted image, I added a little leaf from the Leaves Trinkets embellishments.
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