Stampin’ Up! Festive No-Coloring Pleasant Pheasants!

Good Monday, y’all.

I’ll just go ahead and apologize for the early oxy-moron, okay?

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live Video, I appreciate you giving me a part of your weekend!  If not, but would like to take a gander at the video via the sorta-but-not-really instant replay, here ’tis!

I love the Pleasant Pheasant set, but…the prospect of coloring the large pheasant image always sort of made me pause, so…when I saw another technique, I was intrigued – and tried it right away.  I put my not-colored image on some Festive Farmhouse DSP and framed it with a Wood Textures frame.  Take a look-see:

The layout is from the current Sunday Stamps sketch challenge – although I flipped it on it’s side.

And seeing as how Thanksgiving is definitely a Holiday – I played along with the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge!

I started by matting a piece of Festive Farmhouse on Mossy Meadow card stock for the card front – then I added a different design – also matted on Mossy Meadow – over the top with Liquid Glue.

The art piece, from the Pleasant Pheasant stamp set, is a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image in Versamark Ink, then I sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.

Then the magic started!  Linda Heller – a very talented SU! demonstrator – did a card using this bleaching technique and the Pleasant Pheasants stamp set.  You can check hers out right here!

I used an old Blender Pen and dipped the tip in a teensy amount of Bleach and “colored” the Pheasants!  Wherever the tip touches – the bleach lightens it right up!  I painted – let it dry to see what I had – painted – let it dry…etc.  Until I was happy with the “shading”!

I used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to add faux stitches.

With the berry die (one of my very favorite dies EVER!) from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits, I cut two branches from Copper Foil.  I adhered one with Liquid Glue, then popped my art over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I angled a frame cut from Wood Textures DSP over the pheasants, adhering it with Liquid Glue (and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under the bottom right corner).

My sentiment, from Pleasant Pheasants, is heat embossed in White on a bannerized strip of Wood Textures DSP and adhered with Liquid Glue.  Another Frosted Bouquet Berry, a Galvanized Button and a double-length bow from Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a stamped-off-once Crumb Cake Pleasant Pheasant on a Very Vanilla panel, then stamped a second sentiment over top in Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I added the Pleasant Pheasants image in full-strength Crumb Cake to the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and gave the envelope flap a little more Festive Farmhouse DSP plaid.

Et Voila!  No-color colored Pleasant Pheasants!  Try this technique on Cajun Craze – or Mossy Meadow – or Crushed Curry!  Just be sure to use card stock that’s colored all the way thru (hint: I TOTALLY mean you should use Stampin’ Up! card stock!!)!  Have fun with it.  Hope you like!


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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:   

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for small DSP panel)

Merry Cobbler Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (art)

Festive Farmhouse DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 7/8″ x 4 5/8″ (small DSP panel); Envelope flap

Wood Textures DSP: Frame (2 5/8″ square with 2 1/8″ Stitched Shape cutout); 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)

Copper Foil: Frosted Bouquet branches (x2)

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Finn Fan Fix


It’s that time of the year when the Man prefers to stay outside in the morning between our feeding the horses and our walk and when I go back to let them out.  That’s about an hour (or an hour and half when I’m being lazy!).

He typically hangs out on the golf cart – lording it over the other lesser beings (squirrels and chipmunks mostly).

Yesterday, I headed out to finish off the chores in the barn and, as I passed the cart, asked him if he thought he might join me.

This was his response.

Uhm…nope.  I’m good.

I was half way to the barn when he realized the error of his decision.

Only the dogs who go to the barn with the mom have a shot at a peppermint! 😉




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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Festive No-Coloring Pleasant Pheasants!

  1. What a pretty card! Thanks for sharing the fun technique with us in the video! 🙂 I’m with Finn…I’m good right here in the drivers seat. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Well then I plan to nap all the way to Orlando – or maybe I’ll sit in the back and watch movies!! 😉 Thanks much, Amy! 🙂

  2. I still love this card in the morning! My evening last night was very enjoyable spent with you and your fans. I’ll probably place my order tomorrow after I see our Tuesday news. Have a great day.

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad you had a good time last night – I did, too! Hope you have a good day, my friend. Thanks! 🙂

  3. Kate

    Great card…I watched you do it, and am intrigued by the bleach thing. Who’d a thunk it?
    And I DO know Miss Piggy used ‘parfait’ , but pretty sure there are no gold stars to be awarded.
    Sometimes a guy has to forego the PONY treat to maintain his prominent perch, doncha know.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – at least for a minute! Gotta keep those squirrels and chippies under control! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    What a wonderful technique for this card…it’s perfect for the sketch! I love all the layers! You are so creative!
    Finn looks like he’s waiting for driving lessons. Guess peppermints take precedence over patience. 😂

    • stampsnlingers

      Peppermints ALWAYS takes precedence!! 🙂 Thanks much, Susan! 🙂

  5. Wow, Mary – this is gorgeous! It looks so sophisticated and buttoned up – beautiful marriage of papers and colors. Such a fun technique, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Heather! Appreciate you stopping by to leave a comment! 🙂

  6. Kathy Beaver

    Love this technique and your card, but I learned to do it with a water brush loaded with one part water and two parts bleach. Thinking to try with Seaside sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      That would probably work, too! I think it would look awesome with the Seaside images! Thanks much! 🙂

  7. Fabulous card Mary. Love the traditional colour scheme and you adaption of the sketch is perfect foil for those pheasants. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Tristan – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Well, Mary, What can I say that hasn’t been said? I had to catch you late, will tell you later why. And, I would NOT criticize you pheasant coloring!
    This card has all that it needs…..plaid, copper, etc. Love everything about it. Cool technique. I may have to try it. Also, great angles and the sentiment. Love that stamp set.
    Finn is one smart dog!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Well – I wasn’t going to risk not doing them justice anyway! 🙂 Thanks very much, Julie! 🙂

  9. Kathryn Ricks

    Wonderful Thanksgiving card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!


    I really like that stamp set and especially this card. I received another card from that set that was awesome and sold me right away/ Sorry I missed out on the last special from you, I had my order in the computer just needed to put my credit card in, well lets just say I missed out, but I still sent you my order and thanks for the snowflake bundle. I sent you my order for that too.!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Kay – just saw your order (both of them!)! Glad you’re getting this set – and the Snowflake Showcase. Sorry you missed the order bonus! 🙁

  11. WOW! This is gorgeous! I LOVE the mix of patterns and the gorgeous pheasants! The wood grained frame and copper leaves are perfect! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Claire! Appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  12. Great way to lighten up the focal point without too much fuss. Love the embossed sentiment on woodgrain DSP. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

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