A peacock, embossing, and some Brusho

Today’s card is another creation using the super cute Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-A Bration catalog. This card was a real experiment with the new Brusho Crystal Colour from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. I do admit that I have failed miserably to get this technique down when I first started experimenting, I just couldn’t quite get the hang of it. So, after putting it aside for a bit and then trying again, I really liked how this turned out. Has this ever happened to you?

The card base is in Night of Navy card stock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

On a piece of Watercolor Paper, I stamped the peacock’s body and the two tail feather images in Versamark and then heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder. After the Watercolor Paper has cooled off, I used a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water and lightly spritzed, then sprinkled the Moss Green, Prussian Blue, and Yellow powders, spritzed with a little more water, used an Aqua Painter to mix and spread the colors around, and then used a paper towel to soak up the excess water. The way the colors turned out is when I got out the True Gentleman DSP to see if there was a paper that would coordinate and I was in luck! The 2nd largest framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelits was used to cut out the image from the Watercolor Paper.


Before the card is put together, cut a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon and adhered around the middle of the DSP, adhered the peacock image, and then adhered to the card base. I decided to add a sentiment to the front, so it was heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder. This makes a great masculine birthday card, what do you think?

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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