Monday, January 24, 2011

Pretty Peacock

Hi! Thanks for popping by today.  Did you get to browse the entries for the H2H From Your Heart to Ours challenge last week? If you like to peek at other people's craft studios, you really should check it out! There were some genious organizing tips posted. I can hardly believe the beautiful spaces some people are lucky enough to craft in. The challenges are now open all month long, so you can still play along if you want to!

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!

Thank You for visiting my blog!

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


  1. Beautiful card and the peacock is fab.

    Toni :o)

  2. I have to try making some paper flowers! The pleating, the hand stitching and those little flowers are all just gorgeous. What a ton of work you put into this, I'm sure your niece will love it :o)

  3. Like I said before Mz. Lorrinda, my jaw is still on the floor. Your work is beautiful and so full of detail.

  4. Your flowers are gorgeous! I tried to make the flowers while watching Tracy's video and somehow I went wrong because I ended up with rolled paper! Your card is fantastic!

  5. Your card is absolutely stunning! Your niece will love it! I am totally amazed by your pleated ruffle around the oval focal image. So, so pretty!

  6. Gorgeous card! I love the ruffle--amazing!! And thanks for the link to the tutorial for the flowers. I'm off to try to make some...

  7. OH W O W!! Lorrinda, your card is phenomenal this week! So super creative; EVERYONE is going to be trying out this great ruffle around the image! I have not seen that before ... always was just doing a straight ruffle ... incredible! Everything about your card is gorgeous; great job!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  8. Hi Lorrinda

    Fab card!! Gorgeous Peacock.

    Thanks for the link to the tutorial for the roses.

    And thank you too for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  9. Beautiful card!! Love the ruffle around the peacock - so creative!

  10. That ruffle around the peacock is swoon-worthy! So very pretty!

  11. Great card, love the image! But what is CTMH?? (pardon my ignorance)

  12. Ooh I love this! The paper ruffles, rolled flowers, the color - what's not to love! Great work!!!

  13. A gorgeous image and love the ruffled border too... a beautiful card.

  14. Oh the colors on this card are absolutely beautiful! Love it!


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