I am so excited about today’s project! It may be one of my favorites of all time! The name of this stamp from Stampin’ Up! just says it all… Perfect Peacock! I am in love with how elegant this gorgeous peacock turned out… and you won’t believe how easy it was to achieve.
This card looks like it would take hours to color, but it is actually a trick achieved with a cool watercoloring technique and some minimal coloring. I’ve created this video tutorial to show you just how this is done.
Although this technique requires a few steps with some drying time in between. It is actually really simple and people will be oh so impressed by you artistic prowess! I hope you will give it a try!
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2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap
Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap. I hope you will join in the fun! It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other. To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail. It’s that easy! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below. Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps). Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014. I can’t wait to see what you create! Happy Stamping!
Demonstrator Sign Up Special Available through June 30th!
Have you ever considered joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator? Do you have at least $50 worth of products on your wish list? Would you like to get Blendabilities Markers before they are available to the public? If so, now is a great time to join. Between now and June 30, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), but for the month of June only they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value). Drop me a note at email@example.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details. I’d love to have you on my team whether you are a hobbyist or if you are interested in building your own business! You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.
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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:
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Card Stock Cuts
Card Base: Old Olive – 4-1/4″ x 11″
Panels: Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel.
Focal Point: Watercolor Paper – one peacock
Your image turned out perfectly! This is so pretty Heather, love the technique too. Thanks for sharing the video!
Love your peacock and the technique. I just used my peacock stamp this week for the first time and will post on Wed. Have to say, I like yours better!!.
Thanks for the compliment! The water colored background made it fast and easy! Give it a try!
I love both the card and the technique. Beautiful work!
Wonderful tutorial…beautiful card…Seems you could use the new Blendabilities as well?
Such a beautiful card. I’m going to try the technique, but I’m going to try the butterfly. Will see what happens.
I would love to see how it turns out! I bet that will be beautiful with the Swallowtail stamp! Send me a picture of your finished project!