Sunday, September 20, 2015

Birthday Card feat. Papercut Peacock

Hello to everyone!

Back to blogging today, yay! Its beautiful "summer-to-fall" days here in Canada and really trying to take advantage of every lovely day. But today I am sharing a birthday card made for someone's special Mom...and while I do not know the mom in question, I figured that a nice white card featuring a peacock with its beautiful shades of greens,blues and purples would appeal to most women.

So I am glad to have in my collection, INKADINKACLING's rubber stamp: Papercut Peacock. Its a nice size stamp and works great with markers meant for stamping. Using markers allows for precise colouring especially for accenting the feathers. And it's very inexpensive!!  My link takes you to 123stitch.com which I have found to be very reliable source for stamps and other crafts with good shipping, even to Canada.

Here is the card and a tag to go along with her birthday present:

I embossed the background card base with a scroll-style embossing folder which I sponged over with some greens, blues and pink dye inks. I cut a heart in pink and white cardstock using Stampin' Up's Heart Framelits and stamped my greeting using their retired "Well Scripted" stamp set. The flower accents were from my stash of previously prepared items. Then I used both satin white and a sheer white ribbons and bling scrolls to add even more femininity - if you're gonna give Mom a birthday card, go all the way :)


Inside the card is a border stamp from Prima - Mixed Media Borders Stamp from Julie Nutting. And a scrap of cardstock that, once more, I prepared earlier using Heidi Swapp's Cherry Color Shine.  It is such a pretty spray! A beautiful soft pearly finish, yummy :)


The tag is all scraps of this'n'that! I attached more of the sheer ribbon - a Dollarama find - because its a very pretty effect....and now I can see from the close-up that my peacock has gems attached - I should of known as I can never finish anything without some bling, lol.

So all and all, its great fun to have an opportunity to do "pretty"...and to use some of your scrap items is very gratifying I must say!  Do try! Oh, and get a peacock stamp - if not Inkadink's there is a great one with Heartfelt Creations that I am dying to own, 

Well I am on a roll, so onto my next project - Thanks for stopping by!

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