Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shimmering Peacock Feather


I'm back! Did you miss me? I have been working so much on Christmas I haven't had time to stamp! Except for stuff I can't share right now for the Occasion Mini Blog Hop (Friday, December 31st to Sunday, January 2nd) , a couple of swaps, and my projects for the next UStampwithDawnandFriends event (opening day Dec 31, 2010, last project posted Jan 19, 2011) for which I am a Guest Designer! So there will be exciting things in the near future :)
Now, I just had to have this set as soon as it came out, and then I did nothing with it!! Until I became inspired to use the Smooch Accent Ink to make the feathers all shimmery. I had just gotten the Accent Ink a few weeks ago and then I got this new paper from the Occasions mini, so this a bit of a sneak peek :)


I used the Bitty Box and Envelope die to make this envelope, and the card is just tiny! It it 2" square. I didn't decorate the inside so I would have room to write! 


SO, I cut out the envelope, then I stamped the peacock feather image all over it. I used a blender pen to color the eye of the feather with a little Pear Pizzazz and Tempting Turquoise, then used the blender pen to add some shimmer with the Gold Lame Smooch Accent Ink, so awesome!! Then I used the applicator wand that comes with it to apply the Gold Lame to all of the edges to make the edges look gilded. I also used my Chocolate Chip marker to outlines around all of the sections.


The card base has the feather stamped off once all over it. Then the squares are 1¼" and 1½", and the feather is created the same way as on the envelope. More gilding and the main image is popped up on dimensionals.
  • Stamps: Nature's Nest
  • Paper: Naturals White, Pear Pizzazz, First Edition DSP
  • Ink: Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
  • Other Big Shot with Bitty Box and Envelope die, blender pen, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, dimensionals

Somehow this still seems in the Holiday Spirit to me :) I hope you like it! 

8 comments:

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very pretty and congrats!!!

Mickey Roberts said...

Very pretty! Love the colors you chose.

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful! FYI, I updated my blog to a current template, so maybe that will help the comment problems?

Yapha said...

Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous! What perfect peacock colors!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

So very cool! i love the shimmer and the colors!

Jen Timko said...

Just beautiful!!

Shelley said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Adriana Benitez said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot - how cool!
The card and envelope are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the deets!

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