Beautiful Peacock

Today’s fun and colorful card is made with the Beautiful Peacock stamp set that is found in the 2018 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, which you can earn FREE with a $50.00 or more purchase! Who doesn’t love free??

This is my first time playing with the set and I really wanted to create something that was close as possible to what a real peacock looks like. So, after spending some time looking and comparing, this is what I was able to create. Since the body and feathers have so many colors, I knew that using sponge daubers would be a great way to get this affect.

The card base is in Emerald Envy, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, using the silver side, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

On a piece of Whisper White card stock, the peacock body is colored in Pacific Point and Smokey Slate inks using Sponge Daubers. The coordinating feather “fan” image is stamped in Emerald Envy ink and then I used the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the feathers to give it a multicolor look. For the peacock “train” I stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink and then sponged Emerald Envy ink with a Sponge Dauber. I wanted to give the “fan” image a little bit more pizzazz, so I colored some Rhinestone Basic Jewells with the Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends marker, then placed those in the middle of the Pool Party Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, and then placed them on the image. Here is a close up look:

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Using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, I used the 2nd largest oval to cut out the peacock image, then used the largest scalloped oval image to cut out a piece of the light green glimmer paper from the Myths & Magic Suite, and adhered them together using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  Using Fast Fuse, adhere the Foil Acetate to the card base by placing in the middle, then adhere the two layering oval pieces over. I still felt like I was missing something, so I got out some old Certainly Celery Ribbon, placed along the bottom, and then used the “celebrate” stamp from the Amazing You stamp set that I stamped on a scrap 1” piece of Whisper White card stock in Lemon Lime Twist ink and then sponged Emerald Envy ink with a Sponge Dauber. The end is trimmed with the Banner Triple Punch and adhered on the ribbon with dimensionals.

I just love this stamp set and can’t wait to see what other color combos I can create with! Let me know what you think of this card : )

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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