Sunday, 26 October 2008

Stamp a fancy fold Peacock

This card was originally made just for the Stamp Something challenge. They have a lovely theme this week which is:

Something For the Birds. Make a project using bird images; any types, sizes, shapes, and colors.

But then I saw the Basic Grey Challenge is all about getting
shapely by using squares, circles, rhomboids, triangles, etc on your creations.

I think this does qualify for both challenges because there are a few rectangle shapes in the folding and layering of the card, and I added 2 triangles as well as having the bird stamp. I hadn't intended to double up on challenges with this card but I really wanted to use the BG stamp. I bought the Basic Grey 'Birds of a Feather' stamp set a couple of weeks ago and was waiting for the right opportunity to use the magnificent peacock stamp in that set. Isn't it stunning?

The fold shape inspiration came from my friend Nikki (pop over to see her wonderful blog!) and the instructions on how to make these type of cards can be found here here.

Items used:
Bright Blue Card, Papers: Making Memories multi pack 'Lauren' (actual papers are 'Houndstooth' and 'Box Flower'), and DCWV Pocket Full of Posies.
Basic Grey 'Birds of a feather' stamp set
Bright Blue Ink it up Ink!, clear embossing powder and heat tool.
Blue Papermania buttons.
Prima cream flowers, inked with brown and bright blue Ink it Up Ink.
Mother of Pearl confetti, Blue raffia type threads gold brads and pale blue gems from my stash.
Swirly bits are Sizzix Flower Parts #2 Set #1

Hope you like this one.


Debbie said...

Stunning card Sharon, the design is fantastic, the peacock image is beautiful and I love the colours you have chosen. Debbie x

cats whiskers said...

Fab card love that stamp and the shape of the card thanks for the link, also love the colours
Hugs \jacqui x

Dawn said...

Wow this is one stunning card!
Gorgeous colours and details!

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Wow, this is amazing. Thank you for joining us in our challenge this week.

Jo x

Angie C said...

Oh my Sharon, what a terrific card, love the folds you have done and the peacock is gorgeous (not seen that stamp before)

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your card is magnificent! What a stunning creation! And the peacock stamp is fabulous!

Pascalebrad said...

This is a stunning card! That stamp is yummy. I love your design of your card. Pascale :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, beautiful! What a fancy fold that card is, love it. Great image and details too. Thanks for joining in our challenge. :)


Sharon this is such a stunning card, unusual image and i adore the colours you've used! Hugs Linda x

Mrs Wonka said...

This is stunning & so unusual

Mrs Wonka x

Kristen said...

That is just so stunning! Awesome card!