Doesn’t the Juntos Designer Series Paper look like it was made for the Rustic Rooster hostess set? I love the More Mustard and Really Rust colors with this image. The technique I used was something I saw in the February/March 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I simplified the technique by using a piercing template; it really helps you get those piercings spaced evenly!
The diamond background was created with a Texturz plate in the Big Shot and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink afterwards. I stamped the rooster with Basic Brown ink and colored in the spotlight with watercolor crayons and an aqua painter. I didn’t want to use any ribbon (trying to keep the card masculine), so I added a few brads in the bottom right hand corner.
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Rustic Rooster
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip (regular & textured), More Mustard, Juntos Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Styled Vanilla HodgePodge Hardware, Punches Plus Classy Brass Template, Crafters’ Tool Kit, Stamping Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals