My second Painted Pheasant card is showing off colors that I found in a photo: Soft Suede, Mango Melody, Early Espresso, Orchid Oasis, Cinnamon Cider, plus, a Real Red Stampin’ Blend. The markers come in color collections that you can see in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Painted Pheasant, Potted Succulents Dies, Playful Piggy Dies; #paintedpheasant #pheasants #birds #birdsoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardtechniques #inktostamp #sumohr #stamping #stampinup

“A pleasant little note”


Isn’t he pretty?


To color the pheasant, I used the same “ink to stamp” technique as the first card, which is painting the stamp with the Stampin’ Write Markers, using the Stamparatus. The Stamparatus holds the Basic White Cardstock in place, while coloring the stamp on the lid of the Stamparatus, and lowering it to stamp the paper, one color at a time.  

The Basic White Cardstock is 5 1/4″ X 4″, which I glued to a Crumb Cake card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.  Prior to gluing, I stamped the pheasant’s habitat in Crumb Cake Ink with an image from the Painted Pheasant Stamp Set. I also cut a strip of grass from Crumb Cake Cardstock, using a Playful Piggy Die, and glued it along the bottom.


If you like “play on words,” you’ll enjoy this sentiment, “A pleasant little note.” Cute, huh? I stamped it in Early Espresso Ink, and used a Potted Succulents Die for cutting.

After attaching the sentiment with Dimensionals, I added a bow of Linen Thread on a Glue Dot.


I was inspired by TGIF.


My September Host Code Gift

Type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you a “Mystery Envelope” in October. It will contain unused, Stampin’ Up! Products, with a value of at least $50.00, in a Priority Mail Envelope, and I pay the shipping! 


Stampin’ Up! is offering six new die sets to coordinate with current stamp sets for the month of September. The promotion is aptly named Perfect Partners, and the dies are available in a bundle with the stamp set, or separately.


Stampin’ Up! has another exciting promotion the month of September! Every Wednesday, (9/8, 9/15, 9/22) there will be weekly deals announced; click here to go to my store, where you will find them. You can click on the revolving banner, or “specials” at the top/left of the page, then September Weekly Deals.


This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit:  Contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. Also, it coordinates with the upcoming November Paper Pumpkin Kit and North Pole Sacks Add-On!

We’re getting ready to go to the Rady Shell. It’s Disco Inferno night with the San Diego Symphony.

I always appreciate you visiting, and hope you’ve had a great summer!


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