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A Beautiful Thing

Edited to Add: This image was removed by request by a publisher.
You may find this card published in CARDS magazine April 2011.
The image will be replaced after May 2011. Thanks

Hey Everyone! I hope you've had a great week. It's finally Friday and the weekend is right here for us all to enjoy. Do you all have any plans? I'll be working on a few projects and of course some include stamping, recording videos, and photography too!

I decided to use some new stamps I purchased from W Plus 9 Design Studio. I really liked the peacock stamps and just had to have them. It's a form of a bird and you all should know how I feel about birds on my projects...I just gotta have 'em! So...here's the card I made. It's pretty simply, but that's a 'beautiful thing', right?!

Here are some extra details on the card...

  1. Trim rustic cream cardstock to about 4" x 5.25", then stamp background pattern.
  2. Adhere doily to the left side and wrap the remaining part around the rustic cream cardstock (or cut it off to save the other end).
  3. Stamp peacock on kraft cardstock with blue and green inks.
  4. Cut peacock out, adhere swarovski crystals, then pop off doily.
  5. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and pop off cardstock.
  6. Adhere altogether on ocean tides A2 card base.

Stamps :: W Plus 9 Design Studio - magical moments
Ink :: Ranger - broken china, peeled paint; Papertrey Ink - summer sunrise
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - rustic cream, white, ocean tides; Worldwin - kraft
Embellishments :: My Favorite Things - swarovski crystals; Craft Supply - doily

Thanks so much for popping by today. Ya'll have a great weekend!


Maile Belles said...

Just gorgeous! Love those colors together.

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely card!

Kristie W. said...

Very pretty! I love that you stamped on the kraft, the colors look great!

Ren-Yi said...

absolutely gorgeous. love your color combinations and the lil bit of bling on the peacock. after all it's a peacock and it has to be a lil ostentatious!

Jessica said...

I love your colors!

Anonymous said...

Love this card!
Great use of colors and of the peacock set! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Ashley, I love the color combination you used here! Simply Gorgeous!
Warm aloha!

Helen F. said...

Such a pretty peacock! Love the colors and the bling and the doily and the background and the sentiment...yep, love it alllll!

Alice said...

this is gorgeous! love the colors!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Pretty card Ashley! The rhinestones look wonderful in the feathers! Now that is one fancy Peacock :)

Pat said...

Ashely, I love the card. The peacock is so cute, love the eye made with a rhinestone, or brad. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Pat

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