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TGCDT September 2019 Blog Hop - Pretty Peacocks

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The Noble Peacock Suite found on pages 24-25-26 of the Annual Catalogue is such a beautiful collection of creative tools.  From the six foil papers - three with embossed patterns, to the intricate dies and layered stamps, there are so many creative possibilities.

I must admit that I was a bit overwhelmed by the bright colours at first, but they quickly grew on me, and I have had such fun creating.  Today I want to share two cards with you, that work well together and use parts of each other in the design.  

After a few short technical difficulties with YouTube wanting to stream a blank black box, you finally get to see my video.  During this comedy special, be sure to watch for the 2019 ink dauber earthquake, my famous Darth Vader impression, and finally my skilled "how to stamp your sentiment after you've already adhered your matte to the front of the card - with dimensional no less...."  please enjoy! 

Window Card
  • - Card base is Old Olive regular card stock cut at 8.5" x 5.5" and scored in the middle at 4.25"
  • - Peek-through matte cut at 4" x 5.25" from the embossed Old Olive foil sheet
  • - Window cut with the large oval or stitched labels die 
  • - Interior matte cut at 4" x 5.25" from Whisper White
  • - Peacock stamped on Whisper White piece cut at 4" x 5.25" 
  •       - Night of Navy (dark blue) used on body
  •       - sponge daubers used on feathers in Call me Clover (bright green) & Eggplant (purple) inks
  •       - Second layer stamp done in Marina Mist (light blue)
  •       - Coloured in with LIGHT blends: Granny Apple, Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam, Purple Posey 
  • - Sentiment stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White - cut with 1.75" circle punch
  • - 2" Scalloped punch from Blueberry Bushel used behind sentiment 

 Foil Peacock Card
  • - Card base is Pretty Peacock regular card stock cut at 8.5" x 5.5" and scored in the middle at 4.25"
  • - Matte cut at 4" x 5.25" from the embossed Pretty Peacock foil sheet and rounded with Trio Punch
  • - Second layer from the window piece cut from the first card
  • - Interior matte cut at 4" x 5.25" from Whisper White
  • - Foil peacock cut in two layered pieces using the intricate peacock die
  •       - one full one cut from the plain Old Olive foil 
  •       - one body section cut from a scrap of the Blueberry Bushel foil and trimmed  
  • - Sentiment stamped (before gluing the matte to the card!) in Night of Navy
  • - Decorated with Noble Peacock Rhinestones 

Subscribe to my newsletter over in the right hand column of this page, and be entered into a draw to win the cards I make in my TGCDT videos each month.

Congratulations! Patricia Huber and Tonia Townsend on being selected.  Your Pretty Peacock cards are in the mail. 

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