Royal Peacock Happy Birthday

Earlier this week, I shared a simple peacock note card.  Now, I’m sharing another card featuring the Royal Peacock Bundle.  It’s a Royal Peacock Happy Birthday card.  While the note card was simple, this card takes more time but the results are beautiful. Don’t you agree?  Card details and tips are continued below the card’s photo.

Royal Peacock Happy Birthday Card

Royal Peacock Happy Birthday Card Details:

The card base uses Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ and scored, then folded at 4-1/4″.  A second card layer of Basic Black cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) is added.  The top layer is a layer of Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Old Olive design (3-3/4″ x 5″).  TIP:  Before adding the Noble Peacock Designer Series Paper.  Wrap a piece of the Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the paper (refer to photo for placement). 

Stamping the Peacock – TIP: Due to the complexity of the design, I recommend using the Stamparatus to ensure stamping success as you may need to re-ink and repeat the stamping. The peacock is a two stage stamp set.  First, stamp the full peacock using Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock.  Use the Old Olive watercolor pencil from the Watercolor Pencils set to color the back and lower feathers of the peacock.  With an aqua painter, lightly wash over the Old Olive coloring.  Using a clean aqua painter, color the top portion of the peacock using Blueberry Bushel ink.  For the second stage, stamp the additional feathers onto the lower area using Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ Pad.  With the coordinating die from the Detailed Peacock Dies, cut the peacock shape.  Add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment:  Stamp the sentiment from the Here’s A Card stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Ink.  Cut shape using the Stitched Labels Nested Labels Dies.  If desired, trim the right side to align with the top layer of the card.  

Complete the card by adding Noble Peacock Rhinestones to embellish the peacock tail feathers and the sentiment.  


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