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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tangled Peacock card (by Debbie)

 
When I saw this stamp on the Harlequin Fragments sheet I immediately could see Peacock feathers although I'm sure it will bring different patterns to mind for others.
 
 
 
 
With Seedless Preserve Distress Ink, I rubbed it onto an acrylic block and lightly sprayed with water then placed the stamp onto it to pick up the ink. When on the card it slightly spreads.
I repeated with Mown Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks stamping randomly on the card.
The Peacock stamp is from Tangled Peacocks
When I had stamped and heat embossed the Peacock I placed tape around the image so that the water colouring with Distress inks didn't run and I had a white frame around it. I picked out the blue for mounting onto.
 
Many thanks for visiting
Debbie.


14 comments:

  1. Such a lovely card, the peacock is beautiful.

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  2. I love peacocks. The background of this card really makes the image stand out.

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  3. I love the peacock and the background is perfect

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  4. Very pretty, Debbie! I'd like to know more about how you did the background. Can you email me? Love the colors you chose! Hugs, Clare

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    1. Hi again Clare and Paula, I've posted a mini tutorial for tomorrow on my blog of how I made the background. I hope you can understand it. Debbie xx

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  5. Stunning card, I really like the background too.

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  6. Fabulous, the background works so well with the peacock.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. The background is beautifully subtle & I love the way it really echoes the peacock's 'eyes' - like Clare I'd love some more info on the technique. The use of the claret ribbon to enhance the 'eyes' of the tail & pick out the seedless preserves of the background is masterful & I particularly like the way you created a crisp border around the peacock scene by your masking.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. beautiful card - and I would never have thought of peacock feathers, looks like sea to me!

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  9. Beautiful backgroundpaper and love the fresh colours!

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  10. I love the background technique, and I must admit that it does have the look of peacock feathers. The peacock image is lovely and what a great idea to mask off the edges to keep them crisp. A pretty card. x

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  11. Gorgeous card Debbie. Perfect for the peacock stamps. tfs.
    Hugs, Flo xx

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  12. I have that peacock stamp - he is a real stunner, must dig him out to use again soon! Gorgeous card, love the background - the colours you have used are stunning! Thanks for sharing with us Karen xx

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