Stampin’ Up! Peacocks, Petals and More for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

I pulled out a fun and pretty Sale-A-Bration stamp set – the Beautiful Peacock set from the first release – and combined it with a surprise addition to the SAB line-up – the wonderful Petals & More Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

Can you guess the colors for this week’s challenge!? 🙂

The layout is one I borrowed from this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge.

I started by adhering a panel of Lemon Lime Twist Fresh Florals DSP (from the Annual Catalog!) onto the front and inside of a Thick Whisper White card base.  Then I created my layers from Whisper White and Basic Gray card stock.  

The largest (bottom) layer is embossed in the Garden Trellis TIEF before being matted on Basic Gray with Fast Fuse.

The middle layer is an unadorned Whisper White panel on Basic Gray.

The final layer, on the top, got rounded corners – courtesy of the outside corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board!

With the pretty images in the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, I stamped the feather image in Dapper Denim – stamping the image twice without re-inking – and the leaves image once in stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist.  I also added a bunch of little Lemon Lime Twist dots with the handy dots stamp.  Then I added it to the card front with Fast Fuse.

The Petals & More Thinlits (available FREE with a $100 purchase from the new SAB line-up!) gave me a Lemon Lime Twist branch – that I cut into smaller sprigs – and a Basic Gray bird.

I adhered the sprigs with Liquid Glue and added Stampin Dimensionals to the back of the bird.  I used those Dimensionals to wind loops of Silver Metallic Thread several times, and then popped it over the card front.

The sentiment starts with a Lemon Lime Twist die cut from Petals & More Thinlits, which I adhered with Liquid Glue.

Then I stamped the Petal Palette sentiment in Dapper Denim on Whisper White and cut it out with the die in Petals & More.  I edged it with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A single Lemon Lime Twist Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequin finished it all off!

On the inside, I added more of the Beautiful Peacock feathers in Dapper Denim and leaves and dots in Lemon Lime Twist to a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Gray mat and into the prepared card base, Fast Fuse’d the card front to the front and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Beautiful Peacock flourishes, leaves and dots on the front…

…and a bit more of the Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the flourishes and leaves in the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, don’t you?  And the Petals & More Thinlits is one of my favorite new die sets – and…Free with just a $100 purchase?  Come on, now!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!




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Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Basic Gray Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for middle layer on front); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (rounded corner mat on front); Petals & More Thinlits die cut bird

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (middle layer on front); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (rounded corner panel); sentiment banner cut with Petals & More Thinlits

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: Petals & More Thinlits branches  

Fresh Florals DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (front and inner panels); envelope

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Peacocks, Petals and More for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Fantastic take on the sketch! I don’t know about that Lemon Lime Twist though…oh, yes, I do…LOVE it!

  2. So pretty Mary! I love the peeks of the DSP around the inside and outside of your card. Great layering on your stamping and die cuts too! 🙂

  3. Phyllis

    Pretty card but doesn’t it bother you that the printing is crooked at the top and botton? Mine is crooked too and I really notice it si I haven’t used it yet

  4. Very Cool card Mary, love how you combined two stamp sets for the background stamping, it looks awesome

  5. Hey, Mary, Gorgeous card, but if I CAS it, and I probably will, it will be with PRETTY colors! 🙂
    Seriously, it is lovely, and sure to be a winner.

  6. Great layering and I love all the details you have with the stamp, leaves, and bird! Great card!!

  7. Heather Heroldt

    Oh Mary, what a great idea to combine that peacock tail with the little bird shape! Adds such fun and colorful detail! A lovely card in my new fave colors, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  8. The flourishes are so pretty, love how you used all the colours and nothing took over. Good blend.

  9. Great card, Mary. Love your combination of DSP, stamps and dies.

  10. Susan K

    I love love love it. Those feather/flourishes and leaves and layering are just gorgeous!

    • Thank you so much, Susan! I’m not a huge peacock fan – but I do love the pieces that went into this stamp set! 🙂 OH! And welcome to the team! 🙂

  11. That flourishes and leaves really beautiful on that color on your card
    really perfecto color combo
    Great used our sketch too
    fabulous Envelope too..
    great post
    many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps

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