Can it really only be the 8th of January? We're only a week into the new year and it feels like we're already several months in. Maybe it's this whopper of a winter storm with it's frigid temperatures, or maybe it's just the let down after the holidays. Whatever it is, it's certainly played havoc on several of my friends in the last week. I'm so thankful I made extras of this card for a swap I participated in at the end of the year. I think I'll send a few out in the mail to lift some spirits.
This card combines a little old and new, by using the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog and Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. I'd been saving the Dapper Denim and Gold Foil striped paper for something special, and when I designed this card, I realized this was it. The foil adds some texture and richness, along with a little shiny sparkle, that matches the elegance of this graceful peacock. While it has several layers, it really was a snap put together.
The Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set is available for FREE with a minimum $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration (until March 31). And, when you order at least $75 and use January's Host Code (VCUCNWX), I'll send you a bolt of Berry Burst Metallic Edged Ribbon as a special Thank You.
Time-Saving Tip: If you're making more than one, be sure to cut and assemble in batches. It just makes everything go together more smoothly. Take it from me - I made over 40 of these!
Base: Lemon Lime Twist, 8 1/2' x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Dapper Denim, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Very Vanilla , 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Eastern Palace Specialty Paper, Striped Foil, 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"
Layer 4, 5, & 6: Eastern Palace banners, 1" x 2 1/2"; 1" x 2"; 1" x 1 1/2"
Layer 7: Dapper Denim, 3 3/4" x 1/2"
Layer 8: Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon
Layer 9: Lemon Lime Twist Layering Circle
Layer 10: Very Vanilla Stitched Shape Circle
Check out all the fun stamping events happening in the next three months, including my brand new Seasonal Sampler Series! For more information, or to register for an event, please email me.
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