Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Peacock inspiration




I haven't been crafting for a few days, and it was going to be a very quiet end of the week on the blog. However, yesterday when I was catching up on my crafting challenges I was reminded of this fabulous inspiration picture on Just Add Ink. I had the perfect paper in my stash for this card, which has been waiting for a challenge like this. 

For the layout I used the sketch over at The Challenge. For the smaller details on the card I was inspired by the current Addicted to CAS codeword which is Vellum and by CAS on Sunday where the theme is Emboss it. I used dry embossing for the blue panel in the background, and heat embossing for the sentiment on the vellum. Last but not least I'm linking up at Craft Hoarders Anonymous where the challenge is to use at least three layers. I seem to have quite a few more with the background, blue embossed panel, blue matting, peacock feather paper and finally the vellum. This was another card where I used only stash stuff, starting with the long unused paper, and old stamp set for the sentiment, and scraps of vellum and dark blue cardstock for the matting and embossed background. It feels so good to find some use for those leftover scrap pieces of cardstock, doesn't it!


Card: Leonardo Stationery 300 gsm white card, Coloured kraft 240 gsm card teal and navy, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum
Paper: Free papers with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine
Stamps: Stampin' Up Chalk Talk
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark
Other: Embossing folder Sizzix swirls, Papermania embossing powder silver

17 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Well, how perfect is that paper, for our challenge at Just Add Ink this week??!! Gorgeous card; thanks for joining us!

KimB said...

The paper certainly was perfect for the challenge - love the pop of colour it adds too and the gleam from the embossed sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I just love that stamped/embossed vellum sentiment! Stunning! Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

inkeverywhere said...

Excellent - these are wonderful images and I really love how you have used them. Chantell JAI

lost coast scrapper said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super artistic!!! I just love the rich colors of peacock feathers!!!! This is amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge!!!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Amazingly creative! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Lesley Croghan said...

How pretty! I like that you stamped the sentiment on vellum. So creative! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

Anja Curvers said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday

Christy Butters said...

Very cool.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Donna Idlet said...

Nice card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Wonderful card. Love that feather paper and embossed sentiment. Thanks for sharing it at The Challenge! Nance, DT

Shana Gaff said...

I love the peacock effect and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS. :)

Pammejo said...

Fabulous Card, love all the layers... thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Craft Blog.

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is so pretty, I love the colours you used.

Jaydee said...

What a fabulous background you created and your vellum sentiment is lovely. Such a striking card. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
Jaydee

Gloria Stengel said...

Love the colors and the inking! Thanks for playing along at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!