Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Proud as a Peacock

I just received a brand new release from Blockheads Paper Arts called "Proud as a Peacock."

I made three cards with it this morning, and will show you the others this week.  This set brought out my desire to use iridescent glitter.  :-)


Just Us Girls challenge this week is Faux Embossing.  It's so cool, and so easy!  You die cut or punch out shapes, and add them to your card so it looks as though it's been embossed.  I used a Scallop Square punch.

And this is entered also at CAS-ual Fridays.  The challenge is to use a sentiment as the focal point.




Directions to make this card:

  • Make card base.
  • Cut a smaller panel of the same cardstock (5" x 3.25"); adhere to base with foam dimensional stickers.
  • Punch scalloped squares from scraps and adhere to panel.
  • Apply adhesive using glue pen to thee squares, then glitter.
  • Die cut label with Big Shot and stamp sentiment; affix gems.
  • When glittered squares are dry, adhere sentiment panel to card using foam dimensional stickers.

I decorated the inside of the card too:


If you have any questions on anything about this card or any others I make, don't hesitate to contact me!  My email address is on the right sidebar of this blog, near the top.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll see you soon with another peacock-inspired card.  :-)



Stamps: Proud as a Peacock set - Blockheads Paper Arts
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: Scalloped Square punch - SU; iridescent glitter; blue gems - Queen & Co.; glue pen; Big Shot; Fancy Tags Two die - Spellbinders
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Sparkalicious Colleen!! My SIL would love this set, those feathers are awesome. Can't wait to see your other 2 cards ;)

Stella said...

You are such a clever girl; this idea is brilliant. And your card is blue;I love that color. You used the technique in a wonderful way. I love that peek and peacock on the inside of your card :)
have a lovely day!
X

sophienme said...

Beautiful and thanks for the tip on faux embossing love it! =)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Saw your card and thought gee that looks like the JUGS challenge - low and behold when I read your blurb - IT WAS! Thanks for playing with the JUGS challenge with such a fabulous card! :)

trisha too said...

SO pretty, Colleen! That feather is fabulous!

:-)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOVE the blue and that glitter! It totally pops! And the inside feather is amazing:) LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous peacock feather and well done on the faux embossing!

Leslie Turner said...

Very pretty, Colleen! I've never heard of faux embossing - very cool!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

I love it!! Great use of the peacock feather inside too! Fab job :0)

Pauline said...

So beautiful Colleen, that blue is so reminiscent of peacocks! A fab technique, and I love the glittered square. Great job!

Linda B said...

Oh my goodness, what fabulous stamps... LOVE your card... gorgeously simple and chic.

Benzi said...

What a beauty! I love how you use the Blockhead stamps. The inside of your card is just awesome...super colors on this one.

Karen McAlpine said...

Ohh! Love the way you spot lighted the sentiment! Gorgeous on the inside too!

Linda R said...

Now those look like some fun stamps.. I love the card and the faux embossing what a great idea..

Hugs, Linda

Michele Gross said...

LOVE the sparkle!! Thank you for getting sentimental with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Emily Keaton said...

Very cool technique, Col! And I love that pretty glitter. :)

E.T. said...

super fantastic CAS!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So very pretty and elegant!! That rich blue color is just delicious! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!

Andrea M said...

So BEAUTIFUL Colleen! Love the glittered die cut! Great use of faux embossing! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Bonnie said...

This is a neat stamp set and I love your choice of blue! The feather on the inside is such a fun surprise.

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