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.

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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?

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A peacock with some bling!

Today’s card is another creation using the super cute Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-A Bration catalog. It’s bright, cheerful, and has some bling!

The card base is in Bermuda Bay card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is in Whisper White card stock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.  I used both of the “feather” stamps on the base layer, first stamping the longer image in Daffodil Delight ink and then stamped the shorter image in Bermuda Bay ink. Using Smokey Slate ink, randomly stamp the two smaller “star like” images. On a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the peacock’s body in Smokey Slate ink, then use Sponge Daubers to ink the fan/feather image in Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay inks. The image is cut out using the 4th largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and then adhere some Silver Metallic Thread on the back with Snail and use Stampin’ Dimensionals so this will “pop” on top of the base layer. After adhering the base layer to the card base, I felt like it still needed some bling, so I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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Beautiful Peacock and a little Champagne

This week I will be featuring cards from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, which you can earn free with a $50 qualifying purchase.

I absolutely loved the Champagne Foil Sheets that came out in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and thought it paired wonderfully with Berry Burst, so I set out to incorporate it with some “homemade” Champagne Embossing Powder (it’s really just equal parts Gold and Silver Embossing Powders mixed together).

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The card base is Berry Burst card stock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”. First you will need to use the Embossing Buddy across the front of the card, stamp the largest swirl stamp in VersaMark ink, sprinkle and shake off the champagne embossing powder, and then set with the heat tool. On a piece of Whisper White card stock you will want to use the Embossing Buddy again, stamp the bird image in VersaMark ink, sprinkle and shake off the champagne embossing powder, and then set with the heat tool. For the feather image behind the bird, first stamp in Blushing Bride ink and then sponge Berry Burst ink around the top with Sponge Daubers. The image is then cut out with the 2nd largest Oval Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Champagne Foil Sheet is cut out with the 2nd largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. These two are adhered together and then popped on top of the card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a piece of ½” Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst tied in a bow with some Pearl Basic Jewels.

I just love the colors of this card and here is an alternative that I made because at first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like how the embossing turned out on the Berry Burst card stock. Which one is your favorite?

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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 : )

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