Saturday, March 7, 2015

Proud as a peacock

As some of you know peacocks are my favorite bird.  Just stop by my Pinterest page which is devoted to these majestic creatures. So when Stampin' Up! came out with Perfect Peacock stamp set, I was jumping out of my skin to get my crafty little hands on it. So I did and with the help of Connie and Mary- CCMC345 Sketch challenge I was on my way.

Entering Challenge CCMC345
by: Create with Connie and Mary
This sketch was such an inspiration for this design. My card is full of detail, color, and texture which makes it so pretty. At least I think so, well, see for yourself.
Card size: 6" x 6"
This picture illustrates how the top flap opens
at an angle per the sketch.
Copper accents give the card a bit of shine.
Detail of the front flap. Adore this peacock
This card got very involved however I just love the end result.
Here is how I did it.
  1. Stamped the largest Daydream Medallion and heat embossed it copper. Then die-cut the medallion using the coordinating framelits. Distressed the edges.
  2. Masked off a circle to stamp the peacock then embossed it in copper as well. 
  3. Found some amazing patterned paper and die-cut the same Floral Frame framelits as the Daydream medallion. Distressed the edges.
  4. Colored the peacock image using water based markers. I applied the color directly to the paper with the marker. Then used a damp brush to apply water. The ink was allowed to spread within the perimeters of the embossed boundary. Let dry.
  5. Cut the card base then cut front flap at an angle per the sketch. Then using a border punch punched the detailed border. Then backed the front panel with vellum, leaving a border underneath. Adhered the back panel with the same patterned paper as the front. Distressed edges.
  6. Die-cut leaves; used the same water technique on leaves as I did on the peacock. Die-cut vellum leaves too.
  7. Die-cut tag stamped flower background; stamped sentiment with the same color as the peacock's neck. 
  8. Assembled. Then used a bit of the Stampin' Up! two way glue pen allowing it to shut without completely adhering.
Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again!

All the best,

Materials: All by Stampin' Up!

Blooming With Kindness Clear Stamp Set
Daydream Medallions Clear Stamp Set
Perfect Peacock Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Floral Frames Framelits Die
2-Way Glue Pen


Jenny Engelke said...

Wow! So ornamental and elegant! I love the way you used the sketch! I'm so glad you joined us at Create with Connie and Mary!

AB. said...

A complete "WOW" card! Your peacock element is stunning - I love how you framed him with the Daydream Medallion stamp. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

Chris Slogar said...

There are so many details to admire on this gorgeous work of art! And I absolutely love how the front flap opens at an angle! Thank you for sharing your talent at Create with Connie and Mary!

Laurel said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colours on your peacock - so bright yet elegant :) I also love your angled opening. It's so unique.

Connie Babbert said...

This really does look like a porcelain ornament you painted! Great coloring and I love how you just used a portion of the peacock! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this time on Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, your card is stunning! Like Connie, your peacock looks like a piece of porcelain!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the way you used the Daydream Medallion stamp which adds even more to your composition! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is a true work of art! So much detail and the peacock is exquisite. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is a true work of art! So much detail and the peacock is exquisite. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Anonymous said...

Shauna, you were always so talented and I'm so glad you are able to still do what you love! This peacock card is my favorite because of the antique look. It has so much dimension and detail! Beautiful! -Michaela Babuka Steele

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