There's Only One You

I'm so excited today because it's a new reveal day with Heartfelt Creations!
Have you seen the sneak peeks?
This is such a fun and stunningly gorgeous collection!

Here's a little bit about it....

Brighten your world with the sparkling colors and mesmerizing motifs of Peacock Paisley, the exquisite spring release from Heartfelt Creations.  This lush collection sparkles with jewel tones of topaz, sapphire, amber, emerald and turquoise.  The artistic flair of exotic peacocks, intricate paisleys, frilled feathers and delightful daisies will captivate your imagination and energize your creativity.  Six sumptuous sets of intricately designed, deeply etched red rubber stamps are the perfect companions to a vibrant paper collection that is overflowing with card fronts, cut apart pages, vivid artwork, pre-designed layouts and beautifully layered backgrounds.  The Delightful Daisy Die cuts 7 perfect floral layers with one pass through your cutting system.  Whether you want to preserve life's most beautiful moments, create with mixed media techniques or design keepsake cards, you'll be proud as a peacock to present the sophisticated elegance of Peacock Paisley.

Now when I think of peacocks, I think of beautiful and gorgeous over the top birds!
The colors that these birds display are absolutely amazing!
I've tried to capture this in this weeks card...including the feeling of their large open show when they strut around with their plume feathers on'll see what I'm talking about in just a moment!

I fancied to do some coloring with my Spectrum Noir blendable pencils on the image that I chose to work with.  I always think they lend themselves to a softer coloring than the markers.
Of course I also wanted to add some sparkle and shine to the creation to mimic the gorgeous shine a peacock has when the sunlight hits it's open feathers!  I've tried to accomplish that look with Stickles and sequins!
I found a sentiment that I thought fit the card just perfectly..."There's Only One You"'s a message that would be perfectly paired with a peacock image to send to that friend who is just all around fun, over the top and whose personality is larger than life!

Enough description!

Let's take a look at how this creation came out!

When I saw the half circle die in my stash, I knew that I need to use it as a card topper to give the card a certain presence.  I also thought it really resembled the look of the fan shape of the peacock's tail and that it would really make the flowers pop at the top of the card!

Here's a closer look at the grouping...

I just love all the shimmer and shine on this card!
I've included all the supplies and directions on how I've created this card for you at the end of this blog post should you be interested...

For more creativity and beautiful creations with this unique collection, be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to see where the other design team members have gone with their imaginations!  I promise you won't be disappointed!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
 HCDP-252 Peacock Paisley Collection Paper Pack
HCPC-3653 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3661 Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3354 Classic Message Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-760 Delightful Daisies Die
HCD1-716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die
ANC851 Rock N' Roll Prills - I'm Amaized
TSMP602 Teal Zeal Memento Ink
TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
SMP001 Rubber Stamp Pad
273900 Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  scor tape, Zig 2 Way Glue Pen,  sequins, Stampin Up Basic Black ink,  Gray Flannel Memento ink, Dandelion Memento Ink,  Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils 045, 048, 051, 060, 062, 072, 011, Spectrum Noir blending stumps, Spectrum Noir Blending solution, Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Teal Spray, Patina Stickles, finger daubers, BigShot die cutting machine,  Paper Blossoms Molding Mat,  Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Begin with a 5"x7" card base.  Select the card panel as shown from the paper collection.  Stamp the image, as well as the sentiment on the premade card panel and set aside to dry.  Color image using blendable pencils and blending solution. Adhere card panel to card front. Die cut the half circle portion of the Layered Elegant Swirl Die and cut along bottom to create die cut.  Adhere to card as shown.  Stamp the floral images using Gray Flannel Memento ink.  Allow to dry and die cut using the coordinating die. Using finger daubers, add some yellow ink to the centre of each bloom, and green along the petals.  Shape flowers using water mist bottle and paper blossoms tool kit. Spray each bloom with a heavy coat of Lindy's Stamp Gang spray.  Once flowers are dry, ink each of the tips of the petals with teal colored ink.  Arrange on top of card as shown and adhere with Zip Dry Glue.  Adhere prills to the centre of each flower.  Place some sequins around the image as shown.  Lastly, using your finger tip, add some stickles to the flowers and the tail of the peacock.  You are now ready to lift someone's spirits by sending them this showy and fun card, letting them know that there's no one else like them and you treasure having them in your life!

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