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Monday, 17 June 2013

Peacock out of the box! (posted by Elaine)

The beautiful long tails on the birds on the Peacock Parade plate, made me think of using the out of the box die cutting technique which resulted in this card.

I started by stamping a pattern from Texture Fragments onto white card in Versamark and adding colour with pan pastels in suitably peacocky shades. I embossed the peacock onto the stamped background and added colour with Prismacolour pencils. I then carefully cut out just the tail. I die cut a square frame from purple card, highlighted with a little gold wax and carefully mounted the peacock panel behind the frame, tucking the tail through the aperture in the frame.

I finished the card by stamping the sentiment from Key to My Dreams, die cutting the ova and shading with some more pan pastel in purple before taking the die off the sentiment panel. I mounted the two stamped elements on to a designer paper from the Peacock Part CD and matted on to two toning colours of lilac and purple.



  1. such a beautiful card, love the box technique

  2. Beautiful card and the colours are so right. Clever variation of the 'out of the box' technique

  3. I love how the peacock is sitting on the edge of the frame. Such lovely colours too.

    Sue x

  4. This is a beauty & so so effective with his tail cascading over the frame. He looks as if he's just flown up & landed on the frame's edge to perch just where he wants. The double matting is lovely using the two purples & I love the way the aqua of the stamped background within the frame is just behind the peacock's head both accenting him & allowing him to come forwards.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. This is lovely I really love the way you have the tail over the side of the frame



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