I've made this card for a stamping friend who has had a tough medical diagnosis this year. I know she loves the Pretty Peacock colour and feathers, so I had to incorporate them into the design.
Her blog logo has a two-toned feather similar to the ones I made. To get this effect I inked the feathers in Crumb Cake ink, then used a Sponge Dauber to add Pretty Peacock ink over most of the stamp, leaving just a bit of the Crumb Cake showing. Then I fussy-cut the feathers...thank goodness for the super-sharp Paper Snips with that very fine point!
I decided to use 2 pieces of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper. They have the same scroll design on a Pretty Peacock background, but one is in Night of Navy and the other is in Copper Foil. I also added the Copper ribbon from the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack to the centre of the Pretty Peacock ½" Scalloped Linen Ribbon. More of that ribbon makes a bow, and I pulled out the now-retired Copper Metallic Thread to add a tousle behind the feathers.
The label pieces are cut with the Tasteful Labels dies. I cut the Crumb Cake label in half horizontally and spread it apart to make it more visible behind the Whisper White label.
I know my friend will recognise the personalised touches I put into her card, and hope it will bring a smile to her day. Isn't it fun we can make cards that are as unique as the individuals we send them to?
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I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!