Rooster Weathervane – Tutorial #427


Howdy!   I’ve had this little country creation rattling around in my head for almost a week now.  Thought it was time to get it on card stock and share it with you.  But first, another segment of Stampin’ Up! Alaska cruise pics.  🙂

 Myself and my friend and fellow demonstrator, Kristin Kortonick sporting our Stampin’ Up! cruise jackets while viewing the icy Hubbard Glacier. 

Everyone had to wake early in the morning not to miss the wonders as the ship approached the Glacier. 

So here we are out on deck in the early morning looking at the mountains with fog circling their tops and icy blue chunks of ice floating by.  It was amazing!

You can see the Glacier in between the two mountains in the pics below.


 Already the largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier continues to press forward each year. This one of Alaska’s more than 5,000 glaciers has a recorded fastest speed of just less than 5.5 feet per hour.

Below are some more pics of other views from that morning.



Now, I hear that Rooster crowing.  Time to get on with today’s tutorial.


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Countryside
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Whisper White, Cajun Craze and Designer Series Paper
Ink: Stampin’ Up! More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponge, Spinner, brad, Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, Brayer, 1 3/4″ circle Punch, Post it note, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Black marker, White Gel Pen
Techniques: Brayering, masking, silhouette, faux stitching


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On a 2.75″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock, masked the sun using a 1 3/4″ circle punched from the sticky part of a post it note. 

Brayered Pumpkin Pie on the top of the card stock.

Brayered Cajun Craze ink at the top of the card stock.

Brayered Bravo Burgundy ink at the top of the card stock.

Removed the circle mask and sponged More Mustard ink in the sun shape.

Stamped the rooster from the Stampin’ Up! Countryside set by coloring just the rooster in on the stamp using a Basic Black marker.  I omitted the grassy area of the stamp.

Colored in the image using the Basic Black marker.  This created a silhouette.

Added a Stampin’ Up! spinner and brad, drew the legs of the rooster down to meet the spinner using the Basic Black marker.

Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock in a square.  Angled it and glued it on the card stock.

Flipped the main image panel over on my cutter and cut the square piece of card stock off to make it even with my main image panel edges.

Cut a 3″ x 5.75″ piece of Basic Black card stock.   Also punched a label punch out of Basic Black card stock.  Cut the label in half and glued each half to the bottom and top of the Basic Black panel.

Added another Basic Black panel, Cajun Craze panel, designer series paper and a piece of Pumpkin Pie ribbon.

Using a piercing tool and mat pack, pierced holes in the top and bottom of the main image panel.

Drew white gel pen lines between the pierced holes to create faux stitching.

Here is the finished project measuring 4″ x 8.5″.

May your day be something to crow about!

I’m off to prepare for my Colorado Springs, CO brayer workshops, Whoohooo!

Until my next post. . . . . .



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12 responses to “Rooster Weathervane – Tutorial #427

  1. Cock-a-doodle-doo! Tht is a card worthy of some crowing! Love the rising sun . 🙂
    WOW those are some welcome *chilly* photos on what promsies to be a very hot and muggy day here. Thanks.

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  3. Very cute card!! I’m really looking forward to meeting you this coming Saturday! I’m very excited to be taking your class. I hope you’re ready for a real beginner! LOL!!

  4. What a beautiful pictures from your journey. Splendid.
    And your card is stunning again.
    Beutiful Michelle.
    Greets Marja

  5. Shelly Schmidt

    I love Roosters- fantastic card Michelle. I love the Alaska pictures- so beautiful!

  6. cute card; faux stitching works great. looks like the cruise was fantastic! thx for sharing pics!!

  7. Beth Henry

    I have this stamp set and have been wondering how to use it. Thanks for making me look like I know what I’m doing. ha,ha

  8. WOW I love your card! Quadroople WOW! I love your pictures Especially the two with the glacier between the mountains, I love the reflection in the water!

  9. Dee in N.H.

    Wow! I just love that rooster!

  10. Lovely pictures Mickey, beautiful surroundings! Hope to find a cock to give this lovely card a try….

  11. Mary Hansen

    Well, thank you for letting that great card idea out of your brain and onto your blog!!