When I first showed you this set in release week, I focused on one of the pretty peacock images. I thought for today, I could show you a way to use the little feathers and also show off this fabulous sentiment from the set. I stamped the feathers in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic Markers. I just played with colors that I thought you’d find on actual peacock feathers and these were fun to blend together. The dies make short work of cutting out the detailed images! I took some Thick Whisper White card stock and applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers (of course!) and then cut out a stitched oval. I stamped on this sentiment which I think is really awesome for so many people. I LOVE people who have lots of color and character, don’t you? One of my boys saw this and claimed it as a card for his birthday. Maybe that is a good sign for a teenager. Because to me, being colorful is also embracing being unique.
Because Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge is showcasing Newton’s Nook Designs with an Anything Goes challenge, I’ll be linking this in there as well. Thanks so much for stopping in to visit. Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches. Wishing you a colorful day!
Happy Monday to you! Today is the start of release week for the April release from Newton’s Nook Designs. This release is so perfect for spring and you are going to love it!
This new set is a really lovely start to the April offerings, don’t you think? The swirl images are always so pretty and the peacocks are fabulous! The sentiments that go with this set are also ones you are sure to love.
I decided to emboss the image with gold onto vellum and I love the effect. Using Copic markers, I colored on the back of the stamped image to create the color variances in his feathers. This technique is very forgiving and fun to do. Here is a closeup so you can see him a little better.I added another vellum panel over the card base. Using the coordinating die cuts for the set, the peacock is super easy to cut out. To help him stand out more, he is up on a stitched circle and I added some gold thread behind him. I know you will love all that the design team has to show you and here is your chance to get the set for free!
Would you like to win the “Beautiful Plumage” Stamp Set? This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
I am so happy that you stopped in today. Tomorrow will be Day 2 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next. I hope you have a great day! Stamp: Beautiful Plumage (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versamark, Copic Markers; Paper: Surf Blue (Simon Says Stamp), Thick Whisper White (SU), Vellum (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Plumage Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Gold Thread, Gold Sequins (SU and Pretty Pink Posh)
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