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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Wish For It All Silver Candles

Wish for it All Silver Candles

Last April I attended the Stampin’ Up! onstage event in Vancouver BC and received during my swapping a great fun fold swap. When I reviewed my swaps that night I came across a cool fun fold swap and thought “I have got to make a card using this fold!”. This fun ditty I’m calling my Wish for It All Silver Candles.

Today’s post is the fourth or fifth design (I love it that much!) I have created using this fun fold. I created this for one of my July stamp classes. The color combination is outside my normal palette but the three shades of purple (Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape) just came together. (giggle – who would have thought)

CARD BASE: The basic base size is 4.25″ x 8.5″ (11″), with 2.5″ cut away from the length. The base is scored at 4.5″, 5.5″, 7″ and 8″. The 2.5″ x 4.25″ rectangle is scored at .5″ and 1.5″ along the 4.25″ edge. Yes, go and cut a piece of cardstock, score it and use your tear and tape or multi-purpose liquid glue to create the rectangle. I KNOW! Pretty cool, uh?

CANDLES: So what goes good with purple???……why silver of course. I remembered that I recently purchased the Doily Wishes dies from the Wish for it All Bundle and had my a-ha moment that it included this candle shape. BAM!……Silver Foil meets candle.

SENTIMENT: The sentiment is from the Wish for it All stamp set that is also part of the bundle. Woohoo! AND the die that I used to cut the sentiment is another of the many cool shapes in the Doily Wishes dies. I did trim the froufrou from the label shape. The candles were enough visually so I wanted to keep the sentiment clean and simple. [Yes, I used froufrou in a sentence. Lol!]

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great Friday and have enjoyed today’s Wish for it All Silver Candles ditty. Let’s go and get our fingers inky and have some fun!

STAMPIN’ ACCESSORIES
  • STAMP: Wish For It All
  • PAPER: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Purple Posy (new In Color)
  • INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Doily Wishes | Embossing Folder–Subtle | Basic Jewels–Rhinestones

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

Sailing Home Gold Anchor

Sailing Home Gold Anchor

Today’s share is my second design featuring the Sailing Home Bundle. After creating my Red White Blue Anchors design I wanted to create something in the total opposite direction……from Bold and bright to soft and subtle. My Sailing Home Gold Anchor card is my take on subtle and neutral.

BASE: The base starts with Sahara Sand layered with a Balmy Blue strip embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Next a Whisper White rectangle layered with a smaller Striped Come Sail Away Designer Paper rectangle were adhered to the Balmy Blue.

FOCAL: This starts with a slightly smaller Whisper White rectangle generation stamped three times using the swooshy image from Sunshine Saying stamp set (vintage) in Balmy Blue ink. First you stamp the fully inked image at the bottom then two more times (without reinking). That is called generational stamping……very cool!

Next is the shiny golden anchor. I stamped the “Anchor” from the Sailing Home Stamp Set with VersaMark onto Whisper White and then heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder. Even guys need a little shine in their lives. [giggle] Then I die cut the anchor using the Smooth Sailing Die Set. That’s right……no fussy cutting involved! Sweet!!!

SENTIMENT: Finally is the sentiment. I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut the two circles, the bottom circle is Balmy Blue and the top is Whisper White. Using Crumb Cake ink I stamped the sentiment, also from the Sail Away Stamp Set. There are so many images in this fun nautical themed set to choose from.

I really had fun and enjoyed designing with this stamp set. I hope you enjoyed today’s Sailing Home Gold Anchor share and are inspired to get your hands inky! Have a stampingly wonderful day!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP: Sailing Home
  • PAPER: Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Come Sail Away
  • INK: Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Layering Circles, Smooth Sailing | Emboss Powder–Gold

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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