The pheasant is a near relative of the turkey, and here he is on a Thanksgiving card. He enjoys saying, “Happy Thanksgiving,” and is extremely thankful he isn’t a turkey! He is from the Painted Pheasant Stamp Set, along with the sentiment, colored with an array of Stampin’ Write Markers: Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, and Daffodil Delight. The markers come in color collections that you can see in my Product List below.


 To color the pheasant, I used the “ink to stamp” technique, which is painting the stamp with the Stampin’ Write Markers. 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. 

After coloring, I used the second largest Deckled Rectangles Die for cutting, and brushed the edge with a Sponge Dauber and Old Olive Ink. I layered this on Old Olive Cardstock, cut with the largest Deckled Rectangles Die, which was layered on a Blackberry Bliss card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

The pheasant is standing on dots created with a Perched In A Tree stamp and Daffodil Delight Ink.


I stamped “Happy Thanksgiving” in Blackberry Bliss Ink on Basic White Cardstock, and made two cuts with the smallest Deckled Rectangles Die to get the desired size. Then, I made a frame for the sentiment, using the smallest Deckled Rectangles Die to cut from Pool Party Cardstock, and attached it with Dimensionals.

The envelope flap is decorated with another Painted Pheasant stamp, which I stamped five times in Old Olive Ink.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click to go to my website for details! Featuring: Painted Pheasant Stamp Set, Deckled Rectangles Dies, ink to stamp technique; #paintedpheasant #deckledrectangles #thanksgivingcards #pheasants #inktostamptechnique #cardtechniques #colorcombos #colorchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stamping #stampinup #stamparatus #sumohr

Painted Pheasant


I was inspired by The Paper Players.


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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