Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Just Add Something New for Awesome Friends

 Any time I think about the new Sale-a-bration products, I am always drawn to the Beautiful Peacock stamp set.  And, that is definitely something NEW that could be used for the Just Add Ink challenge this week.  But, I also wanted to use something that I had not used before.  I had just received the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  So, for my something NEW, I decided to combine the two.

I decided to use the final scrap of peacock feather Eastern Palace DSP in Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide that I've been hoarding.  Looks likes it might be time to get some more.  I used the colors from the DSP to inspire the ink colors used for the peacock and his feathers.  

This is a great card for an awesome friend using only the Beautiful Peacock stamp set.   But, the So Many Shells stamp set has so many amazing sentiments, I decided to use a couple sentiments from that stamp set to insure this card is perfect for an amazing friend.

Here is another try at the same idea, but with the Peacock stamped on the embossing folder before the paper is embossed instead of directly on the paper that will then be embossed.  This is supposed to make it look like the peacock is behind the vines.  I first tried it with the same colors used on the first card.  Dapper Denim feathers with a Tranquil Tide body, but it was difficult to see the differentiation of colors and to see the body separate from the feathers.  So, I tried it again with a Basic Black body and Dapper Denim feathers.  This worked out much better.  I sponged Lemon Lime Twist onto the vines and added pearls to the tail feathers on this card.  Let me know which one you prefer?  Peacock stamped onto the paper or onto the embossing folder before embossing?

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  1. What a lovely card! You've used some of my favorite colors. Great idea to have the peacock tail flowing from the lemon line twist piece of cs onto your background. That touch adds some nice depth to your project. Thanks for playing with us this week at TGIF Challenges!

    1. Thank you. Those colors are one of my favorite color combinations as well, especially when creating a peacock.

  2. Now that is a cool technique Angel. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

  3. I love how the textured background really adds to your peacock Angel, almost adding extra feathers! I'm sure your friend will appreciate the heartfelt sentiments too. Thanks for sharing your something new with us this week at Just Add Ink.

    1. I hadn't noticed how the background texture looks like adding other feathers until you mentioned that. Now, I can see it too. :) Thanks

  4. What a fun idea to emboss the stamped images. Lovely colour combination too. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

  5. What a fun card perfect for a friend. The embossing adds such a cool texture which helps to highlight the peacock feathers. Thanks for sharing with us at TGIF this week. Smiles, Elizabeth