Black & White Pearl Peacock

Black & White Pearl Peacock

I had so many ideas floating around in my head when I saw the Noble Peacock Suite. This Black & White Pearl Peacock was a fun use of heat embossing and loads of pearls.

You know I love the Long and Narrow card base. (3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) This lovely peacock from the Royal Peacock stamp set was a perfect fit for this size. The heating embossing with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder gave this design the first layer of sparkle.

After I embossed the peacock it was still missing something. It’s just a feeling that I had. [smile] My “A-ha” was Basic Jewels Pearls and boy did they finish the perfectly. Okay, here we go with the second layer of sparkle.

After pondering what sentiment to use, I went with “so very proud of you”. I heat embossed it with white and cut the circle using the Layering Circles Dies. To add some height I popped it with Dimensionals. Guess what??? This is the third layer of sparkle. [Woohoo!]

Thank you stopping by today. I hope today’s clean and simple Black & White Pearl Peacock design inspires you to get your hands inky. If you need a demonstrator I’d be happy to help.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Royal Peacock
  • PAPER: Basic Black, Whisper White
  • INK: VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Layering Circles | Emboss Powder–White | Basic Jewels–Pearls

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Peacock Feathers You Are Incredible

Peacock Feathers You Are Incredible

What was at the top of your “must have” list when the 2019-20 Annual Catalog went live? The Noble Peacock Suite was at the top of mine. The printed and solid foils scream my name. Lol! I really love the Detailed Peacock Dies and couldn’t wait to start creating. I love the clean and simple layout of my Peacock Feathers You Are Incredible design, it made me do my “happy chair dance”.

The base is Shimmery White cardstock. Yes, my first layer of sparkle. (smile) My next layer of sparkle are the bright foil colors that bring the feathers to life. These amazing colors are Old Olive, Pretty Peacock and Blueberry Bushel. The final layer of sparkle is the addition of the color coordinated embossed sentiment. It is the topping on the cake (or feathers in this case)! [giggle]

Today’s share is my first of three designs I created with the Noble Peacock Suite. Make sure to come back and check out more design posts.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Royal Peacock
  • PAPER: Shimmery White, Noble Peacock Foil
  • INK: VersaMark, Night of Navy
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Detailed Peacock | Emboss Powder–Clear

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope today’s clean and simple Peacock Feathers You Are Incredible design inspires your creativity.

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors

Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors

Happy Birthday ! This is my gift to all those who have birthdays in July (including myself). The Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Die Set offer many options to celebrate those nautical lovers and those that like all things beach. It is a great card to share on this Independence Day Holiday, Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors.

BASE: It starts with Basic Gray layered with Smoky Slate dry embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. This give just enough texture to make the anchors and sentiment pop.

ANCHORS: I tried just the Smooth Sailing die cut anchor shape, they were too flat looking for me. So of course the first thing I tried was heat embossing the anchor image with clear embossing powder and then die cutting. WAYYYY better! To add height as well as dimension I popped them with mini dimensionals.

SENTIMENT: I wanted to keep the sentiment minimal so the anchors remained the focal point. So I opted for a narrow strip of Whisper White stamped with “Happy Birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set alternating with Night of Navy and Real Red inks.

Make sure to come back and chech out another design I will be posting using the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing Dies. It also uses the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper that I have fallen in love with.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you find this bold independence day Sailing Home Red White Blue Anchors design inspiring to get your fingers inky. Have a great holiday and weekend!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMPS: Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Greetings
  • PAPER: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
  • INK: VersaMark, Night of Navy, Real Red
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Smooth Sailing | Embossing Folder–Subtle | Emboss Powder–Clear

Sparking Hugs, Carol

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Extra!, Extra! Promotion

Extra!, Extra! Promotion

Stampin’ Up! Is making an offer so good they named it twice “Extra, Extra”!

Have you have been thinking I’d love to receive at least a 20% discount on all the amazing new stuff in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog OR wanting to make some extra money this is the deal for you.  From July 1 until August 31, when you sign up ($125 worth of products for only $99) you will receive an additional $30 US to put toward bonus products in your Starter Kit. Woohoo! THEN, wait……there’s more……you’ll receive a $10 US coupon code the following month.  That’s a total of $165 worth of product for only $99!  That is SWEET!!!

Feel free to contact me if you have questions or click here if you’d like to join my sparkly Pinkstampagne team.

Remember this event doesn’t start until July 1st to August 31st . You’ll need to waiting until then to join and receive all of those Extra, Extra dollars.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a great Wednesday!!!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

Piece of Cake Macarons

Piece of Cake Macarons

Yup, these macarons were created using the Piece of Cake. When I first saw the Piece of Cake stamp set I knew I wanted to create something totally unexpected. I was playing around and thought “huh, these look like macarons. This Piece of Cake Macarons card is cute as well as brite.

I clear embossed the image in three bright colors (Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo), then I added a very narrow strip of sparkle glimmer paper. Of course it needed more sparkle. Lol!

Instead of dry embossing the Gorgeous Grape square I added texture by stamping Gorgeous Grape ink onto the Gorgeous Grape Square using the Burplap Background Stamp. It is now retired but the new Crackle Paint Background Stamp would make a great substitute.

The Wood Textures Designer Paper used for the Macaron plate backdrop has also retired but the Birch Background Stamp would make a good substitution. Stamp the Birch Background in Sahara Sand onto a Whisper White square.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day and are inspired by today’s Piece of Cake Macacons design.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Piece of Cake, Burlap (vintage), Crackle Paint (substitute), Birch Background (substitute)
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Foil, Glimmer Sparkle and Designer Paper Wood Textures (vintage)
  • INK: VersaMark, Gorgeous Grape
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Layering Ovals | Emboss Powder–Silver

If you’d like to make this card you can click on the images below to reach my online Stampin’ Up! store. Orders over $50 will receive a thank you gift from me. Thank you very much and have a great day!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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