Monday, February 27, 2017


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When I first saw the Layering Rooster Stamp from Hero Arts I gasped.  My mind started racing with all the color combinations I could create for these beautiful stamps.  A Rainbow of roosters would be so much fun.  I am one of those people who just simply likes chickens and roosters.....and it didn't hurt that there were adorable little coloring layering chicks included in the set.
I decided to start out with a more traditional combination of colors that Hero Arts suggested.  I created this cute and whimsical good luck card.  Perfect for someone starting a new job or possibly going to college.

(1) 4 1/4" x 11" 100lb white cover card stock folded in half
100 lb white cover to stamp rooster, die cut oval, and create wheat frame

I wanted contrast for the border so I took the wheat and stamped repeatedly to surround the scene.  I did this by tracing around the largest oval with a pencil and filling in the outside edges.

This is a background I could use over and over again.  In the future I plan on using this wheat to create a beautiful sun background :)

I cut the two ovals I would use for my center panel using the My Favorite Things Stitched Oval dies.  I created the red panel by applying the ink directly to the edges of the oval so it would coordinate with the rooster.  I then sponged a simple sky and ground backdrop with Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass distress inks.  I used a stamp block and angled the stamps so they would surround the rooster with their cheerful message.

After stamping and die cutting the rooster I attached all of the pieces to the card base, popping up the rooster and the red oval with Scotch foam tape to create some dimension and added interest.

After I was done with my card I also experimented with the different layers and creating background patterns.  These stamps work wonderfully for creating an interesting and colorful background.  Watch for a post about these backgrounds coming soon.


Color Layering Rooster stamps & dies, Hero Arts
Classic Cherry ink, Ranger
Blue Jay and sunflower ink, Lawn Fawn
Mowed lawn and tumbled glass distress inks, Ranger
Mini Round Ink Blending Tools, Ranger
Stitched Oval dies, My Favorite Things
Scotch Foam tape


  1. Awesome card! Love the layers and background! Fun rooster set.... we had a pet rooster named Fred, so I am partial to chicken and rooster designs!

  2. Very cute! I need to try that background technique. I tried to sign up for weekly drawing but it said I already follow your blog.

  3. I love that Rooster!!! You did a great job making him look so real!!

  4. beautiful card. love layering dies. Roosters can be so beautiful. We have a couple of them that belong to the neighbors who love sharing our yard.

  5. This stamp is beautiful! Like you, I can envision many color combos for the rooster. Great job on your card!