Sparkly Peacock Feathers

Sparkly Peacock Feathers

Do you think I used enough sparkle? Lol! Today’s Sparkly Peacock Feathers share is full of sparkle, shine and glitteriness. This is my second design using the Royal Peacock Suite.

The Royal Peacock Suite was at the top of my “must have” list from the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog. I love the Noble Peacock Foils (Old Olive, Pretty Peacock and Blueberry Bushel). That is how I chose the color palette for this design.

BASE: I started with Bermuda Bay topped with another layer of Bermuda Bay embossed with the Beads & Baubles Emboss Folder. Next is the Bermuda Bay band with Blueberry Bushel foil peeking out on either side.

PEACOCK: I started with the Peacock from the Detailed Peacock Dies in Old Olive. Next I added fun, sparkly circles with Gold Glimmer, Pretty Peacock Foil, Blueberry Bushel Foil and of course an Old Olive Noble Peacock Rhinestone. For my inspiration on “of course” scoured Pinterest and found several images of peacocks among other things and created this combination. Finally, the body of the peacock is more of the Blueberry Bushel Foil.

SENTIMENT: Staying with the Old Olive and Blueberry Bushel Foil theme I embossed the sentiment onto Old Olive and cut using the Stitched Nested Labels and a slightly larger Blueberry Bushel label.

If you’ve been on the fence about the Royal Peacock Suite make sure to come back and check out my third design in a few days. It’s a wowzer! It’ll have you saying “dang, I really need to get that”. (giggle) I’d love to be your demonstrator and earn your business.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Royal Peacock
  • CARDSTOCK: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Noble Peacock Foil
  • INK: VersaMark, Night of Navy
  • ACCESSORIES: Punch–1/2″ Circle | Dies-Detailed Peacock & Stitched Nested Labels | Emboss Folder-Beads & Baubles| Noble Peacock Rhinestones |Emboss Powder–Clear | Vintage–Punches–3/8″ & 1/4″

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s Sparkly Peacock Feathers share and it inspires you to break out your dies (and punches) and get creative. Have a great weekend!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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Happy Birthday Butterflies Card in a Box

Happy Birthday Butterflies Card in a Box

I had fun creating this Happy Birthday Butterflies Card in a Box for my mom’s birthday in December. When I saw the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog I instantly knew I wanted to cut them apart and play with them.

For my mom’s birthday I went over the top designing……Hello! it was for my mom’s birthday and she likes over the top. I hadn’t done a “card in a box” design for a while and thought it would be cute to have to butterflies “flying” out of the box. The bright Melon Mambo and Old Olive for the card in a box base went perfectly with the Sale-a-Bration Lovely Lipstick Foil, Brusho Crystal Colour powders and Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies.

Card in a Box: After building the box I felt it needed texture so I went through my Designer Series Paper stash (Lol!) and background stamps. The Burlap Background stamp jumped out at me. After cutting panels to fit the flaps and sides, then stamping with Melon Mambo. I had people asking if it was designer series paper. Cool!!!

Butterflies: The butterfly base started with Watercolor cardstock spritzed with water, then I sprinkled it with Brusho Crystals–Brilliant Red, Gamboge and Yellow. I made sure to not tilt the paper so it wouldn’t mix together, it would stay spotted. After I layered the Lovely Lipstick butterflies onto to the Brusho Crystal base I cut them apart and placed them with narrow strips of Window Sheet.

Sentiment: Sometimes you need to try several different sentiments and what it is stamped on before you find the right look. This was the case for me. There was a small strip of the watercolor piece so I tried that with Mossy Meadow ink. Sweet! Then I layered the “Happy Birthday” onto Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. I Love it!

Happy Birthday Butterflies Card in a Box Back.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMPS: Burlap (background), Well Said (sentiment)
  • PAPER: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Watercolor, Sale-a-Bration Lovely Lipstick Foil
  • INK: Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow
  • ACCESSORIES: Thinlits-Butterfly Beauty | Framelits–Rectangle Stitched | Brusho Crystal Colour– Brilliant Red, Gamboge and Yellow | Stampin’ Trimmer

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s Happy Birthday Butterflies card in a box and are inspired to get your fingers inky.

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello

Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello

Glossy paper and smooshing make for a pretty and dramatic effect.  This Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello is the second card from my April stamp class.  We used a design from the Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Designer Paper for this technique.

Mix Glossy Cardstock and ink with a spritzing of water and you too can create this simply fun technique.  I fell in love with the Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Specialty Designer Paper.  So this was a no brainer in my book.

You could heat emboss images into Glossy Cardstock or use plain Glossy Cardstock.  Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant make for a dramatic color combination.

FRONT:  Take a Window Sheet rectangle (6″ x 12″) and fold in half.  Then scribble random splotches of color using Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy and Island Indigo markers (or any combination of 3 colors).  Next lightly spritz coloring with water, then place Glossy Cardstock into the folder with Glossy side onto the spritzed color.  Finally, fold the Window Sheet folder together pressing all around to “smoosh” the colors together.

When you open the folder, carefully lift cardstock and blot with a smooth paper towel.  [TIP: If you get paper towel markings just keep rubbing until smoothed out.]  Set it aside and let dry while you complete the rest of the card.

BASE:  The base is Elegant Eggplant.  Then layer with a square of Island Indigo and Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Designer Paper popped with Dimensionals.

Apply the band of Island Indigo with the Faux Suede technique before applying.

SENTIMENT:  “Hello” from Oh Happy Day Stamp Set (vintage) was embossed in Gold into Silver Foil.  Punch “hello” and Island Indigo circles.  Layer circles and then pop with Dimensionals.

Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello Interior

Here is the interior of the card.  The “leaf” from the Falling Flowers stamp set was the closest match to the Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Designer Paper so that is what I used.  It was Silver Embossed to mimic the designer paper.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you were inspired by this Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello design.  Let’s go get our fingers inky and have some fun.

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Oh Happy Day, Falling Flowers
  • PAPER:  Elegant Eggplant (vintage), Island Indigo (vintage), Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Specialty Designer Paper (vintage), Window Sheets
  • MARKERS:  Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant (vintage), Island Indigo (vintage)
  • INK:  VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–1-1/2″ Circle | Framelits–Layering Circles | Emboss Powder–Gold

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

 

Thank You SAB Springtime Foil

Thank You SAB Springtime Foil

Okay, I have fallen in love the the newest Sale-a-bration Designer Paper Springtime Foil.  Embossed images without the embossing……win, win!  This design is clean and simple, AND quick to put together.

There are four different designs in the paper pack.  The two tone effect of the Silver and Gold as well as the simple leaf and bud pattern makes me giddy.

I colored the leaves from the SAB Springtime Foil designer paper with Soft Sky and layered it with Gold Foil on top of a Soft Sky card base.  You know me, I had to add height where possible so I popped the Gold Foil layer with Dimensionals.  Ahhhhhh!

The “Thank You” from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set was embossed in Gold and layered with Gold Foil and popped with a Dimensional.  The band helped ground the sentiment and add a bit of subtle texture to boot.  It is one of my “go to” techniques — Faux Suede.

A fun and shiny design that you could use for a multitude of occasions or reasons.

If you like this SDSP Springtime Foil paper it is available through the end of Sale-a-Bration (March 31, 2018) or while supplies last.  Don’t miss out and place a $50 order today and get this paper pack for FREE!

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

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Eastern Beauty
  • PAPER:  Soft Sky, Sale-a-Bration Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil
  • INK:  VersaMark, Soft Sky
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches–1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle, Emboss Powder–Gold

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

 

Sure Do Love You Gold Heart

Sure Do Love You Gold Heart

 

When I opened my package of Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper I feel in LOVE with the entire package.  OMGosh one side of every sheet (yes, every sheet) includes gold foil in some fashion.  The opposite side is variations of the color palette in different design shapes.  The color palette for Painted With Love SDSP is Rich Razzleberry, Melon Membo, Calypso Coral, Powder Pink, Whisper White and of course Gold Foil.

For this fun girly Valentine card I incorporated the “Torn Strips” design.  To create the vertical stripe frame I cut strips of the SDSP and layered them at the corners.  Because this design is so random I didn’t even need to match to the corners.  Sweet!!!

I don’t know what I was thinking, but I didn’t get the coordinating Lots of Love Box Framelits.  It includes dies to cut all the heart shapes.  So, for this one, after I gold embossed the heart onto Vellum,  I had to fussy cut the heart.  DUH!  It sure looks amazing popped with quarter pieces of the new Mini-Dimensionals.  This made the dimensionals small enough to not show but still popped the heart.

The “Sure Do Love You” banner is also included in the stamp set.  Note I mentioned “banner”,  The actual shape is a banner which is slightly curved.  This stamp set is available in Clear Mount so I was able to straighten the stamp when placing, creating the straight sentiment.  Love it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s clean and simple (but WOW) girly Valentine.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great Wednesday!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Sure Do Love You
  • PAPER:  Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Vellum, Whisper White, Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • INK:  VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Emboss Powder–Gold

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol