This week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is to use animals or birds on your project. I've had this stamp for a while, and this proud peacock was begging to be used. I made this card for my niece, and am mailing it with a gift, so I won't need an envelope, which is good because it's pretty lumpy with the ruffles and rolled paper flowers...
This 5x7" card was made with papers from the CTMH Magnifique Level 2 paper pack. I stamped the peacock with multiple colors, and blinged it up with some CTMH Sparkles. The paper ruffle is made with four 1x12" strips of paper. The stitching is hand done with embroidery floss. I had to bow out the sentiment because after I made the card I couldn't fit a sentiment on it! But I kind of like it this way, and may just do like this again on purpose. The rolled paper flowers are made with cardstock scraps, and I learned a tip to make rolling heavy cardstock easier...mist it with water first to soften the paper! You will find an awesome video tutorial for making these flowers from Tracey Mason.
Now, you must check out the fabulous ideas from the rest of the H2H Design Team for more inspiration to use birds or animals on your projects! Play along with us this week, and you are eligible for a prize from our generous sponsors at the end of the month, and you may just end up in the January Top 10 for a chance to be a guest designer next month! What are you waiting for? Come play along!
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Cardstock: CTMH Chocolate and White Daisy
Pattern paper: CTMH X7127B Magnifique Level 2 Paper Pack
Stamp: CTMH D1438 Circle of Love(peacock) and C1257 Happy Birthday
Inks: Black, Chocolate, Pacifica, Lagoon
Sparkles: CTMH Z1327 Blue and Green Assortment and Z1263 Bitty clear sparkles
Embroidery Floss: DMC3846
Ribbon from my scraps box
Techniques: Puddle pad stamping, stitching, paper ruffles, rolled paper roses