Thursday, September 6, 2012

Peacock for all sesons

Ladies over at Hero Arts contest want us to stretch our stamps this month and use stamps for different seasons than they were meant to, or use non-seasonal stamps for seasonal cards.
So I got my new Peacock stamp and started playing:
first I used it for Thinking of You card, I also used Antique Brocade background stamp in the back. Kept it simple, just added ribbon and rhinestones on peacock's tail.

Next I used it for a Christmas card. I was inspired by my Bo Bunny papers. I stamp them peacock onto a piece of DP with Versamark, embossed it with clear EP and sponged the peacock with darker inks. The green background is also from Winter Joy papers, stamped with Antique Brocade stamp. The green looks a bit weird, it's less bright IRL. Sentiment and felt snowflakes are from Stampin Up.

Then I decided to make Thanksgiving card. I used retired SU papers, Prima leaves and Wild Orchid flowers. Sentiment is from Inkadinkado.

I'm also entering them into these challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - winged things
The Perfect sentiment - animals + sentiment
Paperminutes - combine old and new - new stamp/old papers
Mark's finest papers - Simple Salutations - animal + sentiment


Mynn xx said...

Three gorgeous variations! These are absolutely amazing--thanks so much for joining us at CCM! :)

krcmasterpiece said...

That peacock is a beautiful stamp! You've made it look different & beautiful in each card.

Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love this peacock stamp and all the different way's you have used it!! Think my favourite is the Christmas one as I love the way you have used the frame. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxxx

Feebsy said...

Such a wonderful trio of cards, it's brilliant to see a stamp used in so many ways, very inspirational.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The Peacock cards are bee-uitful. Thanks for entering Perfect Sentiments Ch All Creatures Great & Small. You can also enter this at Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers (MFP) Simple Salutations Ch#10 Animal that I host. I host the MFP Simple Salutations ch weekly on Wed. If you're not a member membership is free and please let them know I sent you.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Perfect Sentiments Sept Guest Designer

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Thanks for taking me up on entering your pretty Peacock card. You do not have to use MFP stamps. Thanks for entering the Mark's Finest Papers (MFP) Simple Salutations Ch#10 Animal.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

terrie said...

So many sryle with one stamp...well done
Good luck in the challenge

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, talk about versatile! I love them all :-)

Margaret said...

Love how you showed the versatility of this very nontraditional stamp! Three gorgeous cards!

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