I love this new hostess set, Rustic Rooster. I love the collage look you can get with the ensemble, and I thought it would be beautiful to use with the "baby wipe" technique. And, lastly, because the rooster image makes such a great focal point, I thought it would be fun to make as a tent topper card. Gee, that's like three techniques in one card – oooo, I love these kinds of projects. So, check it out.
Even though we Virgos are supposed to be modest, I gotta crow about this a bit (yes, pun intended). I love how it turned out.
Here's a link at Splitcoast Stampers that tells you how to use the baby wipe technique to make your own multi-colored ink pad. I used Robin Hood Red, Really Rust and More Mustard re-inkers to make my pad. Just a word of caution – whenever I use this technique, I always get a lot of ink on the wood of my stamps. I just think that makes the stamps look more loved, but, if you like your stamps in pristine condition, you may have to take extra precautions.
The paper is Kraft, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, and More Mustard that was run through an embossing plate. The pattern paper is the Robin Hood Red designer series paper.
Tent topper cards like this one are easy to make. To make the tent of the card (the Chocolate Chip/Robin Hood Red/More Mustard bottom part of the card), cut your cardstock 4-1/4" by 8-1/2". Fold that to make a 4-1/4" square. You can use any shape and size to top off your tent (my Kraft/Chocolate Chip/Robin Hood Red Designer Paper/Rooster piece), including a circle, oval, scallop, or rectangle. You just have to make sure you construct it so that the combined tent and top aren't higher than 5-1/2" or your card won't fit into our standard envelope.
I realized I didn't have many birthday cards for men, so I attached a tag that says "It's your special day." I hope whoever I give this to gets all cocky about what a great card it is (yep, another bad pun).