Sunday, August 4, 2013

hello friend


hello, friends...stamping friends!  I whipped up a little pretty for you today...using some fabulous stamps from Reverse Confetti called Peacock Pretties!  Have you ever seen Peacock feathers in real life?!  They are truly beautiful...our neighbors have a few peacocks on their farm and share some of their dropped feathers with us, or should I say with my daughter...Hannah has become the feather collector of the house!

The retrosketches #75 and Dynamic Duos #64 were the inspiration for my card...and I'll link it up to the Reverse Confetti 'Fetti Find contest, too!  If you're a follower, you know that I take liberties on occasion with color and sketch challenges...but, I'm proud to say that I stuck to the pink and yellow with neutrals better than my usual take on the duo challenges!  The gray tones and little bits of black really helped me feel like there was enough life to my card...especially with that embossed feather beauty!


 After being away from my craft cave for a couple of days, it felt great to get back and whip up a few projects last night!  Ahh!  Nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment after a three hour card-making jam session!  

There are LOADS of goodies from the i {heart} papers store on my card today...Reverse Confetti's Peacock Pretties stamp set, Paper Smooches' Tag Scallop die, Authentique paper, Chevron Bitty Bag, and Hemptique White Hemp Cord.



As you can see, I heat embossed the feather and the sentiment from onto some pretty patterned papers...just love that effect!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Peacock Pretties (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  White (PTI), Essentials Collection (Authentique)
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Scallop Tag die (Paper Smooches), Chevron Bitty Bag (IHP), White Hemp Twine (Hemptique), Sequins (Avery Elle)


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10 comments:

nmnastali said...

So so pretty !!!!! Love the colors you used -- not the norm -- so fresh & bright !! :)) :))

That reverse confetti set was how I found them as a company !! Someone had posted a card & I said, "whoa -- peacocks! I have to have it ! " lol
Love peacock feathers !! They are all over my tree @ the holidays !!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow, this is soooooo pretty! I love the mix of patten papers with the pinks and yellows! That gray is a great way to add some balance. My DD cards were bright! ha!
Your embossed peacock feather is awesome!

Cathy Weber said...

I just said whoa too! What beautiful peacock feathers and I love it with this sketch.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Stacey! I LOVE the heat embossed feather! One more set for my long wish list! Great use of the colors... love the little bag too.

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Janet Zeppa said...

So pretty! Love the layers and the bitty bag!
Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

Stacey so much eye candy going on, love all the layers and that cute bag. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Susie Wittwer said...

Very pretty Stacey! I love the mix of patterns and layers. Great use of our challenge colors!
I'm so glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow, can you just give me an ounce of your creativitiy please? :)

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

This is so absolutely fabulous! I love your mix of patterns, and your colours just pop off the page! The chevron pocket envelope is divine. Thanks for sharing with us at Dynamic Duos this week :)