Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Golden Peacock

Sounds like a pub name, dunnit.

I was thinking about what to make for my card today while I was running this morning (beats thinking about running) and this was the idea I had fixed in my noggin by the time I got home.  What do you think?  I stuck the piece of white cardstock to the card base with repositionable adhesive and stamped the entire image at once; there's a bit that doesn't get stamped right between the white and the cardstock, so the brushed gold mat covers that up.  The image is embossed with gold EP and then I colored the top part with about a gajillion colors of ink.  I really like how the flowers turned out--I watercolored them with Strawberry Slush and then went over it with Blackberry Bliss, so the color is kind of in between those two berries.  It might be kinda hard to tell in the photo, but I also embossed the sentiment with gold EP.

The layout is courtesy of Freshly Made Sketches:

And I definitely used gold, so it counts for the Paper Players challenge too:

I think my card is clean, though I'm not 100% sure it could be called simple.  Anyway, sadly I am a bit too late to enter this in the Just Add Ink challenge, though I did use it as an inspiration:

Isn't that just a ridiculously gorgeous challenge graphic.  Anyway, I already know who's going to get this card and it will be going out in the mail for her birthday tomorrow.  And now I'm off to bake another batch of cookies.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Perfect Peacock, Work of Art
Ink:  Versamark, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Soft Suede, Strawberry Slush, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green, Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Night of Navy, Brushed Gold, Whisper White
Accessories:  Gold EP, Bracket Tag punch, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

All I can say is, "Wow!" That is really something.

laurie said...

I agree..WOW! This is so pretty, I love how you left part of the tail just gold, looks so awesome.Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Amy O said...

Fabulous! That peacock is gorgeous, and I love how the tail extends down the card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

Such a cool use of that gorgeous stamp! Lovely! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is just beautiful Christy! i love how you've combined these challenges and I love how you've coloured and embossed your peacock. Thanks for joining us at JAI and FMS this week!

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