Friday, February 26, 2016

SIP Challenge 36 - Perfect Peacock Thank You Card


Good morning everyone.  TGIF!!  I know it's Friday because the paper was laying in the driveway this morning and the dog, for once, did not pee it!! Maybe that means the weekend will be a good one.  Today I am breaking away for the day from my 4" square note cards to show a card I made last night for the Stamp Ink Paper Card Challenge No. 36.  It's one of their Card Maker's Choice challenges and I like them - no rules.  

I've been wanting to use this Perfect Peacock stamp since the day I saw it in the Stampin Up catalog - and I finally got my chance.  I started with a top folding A2 white cardstock card base.  I cut a piece of black cardstock - 4.25" x 5.5" - and adhered this to the front of my card base.  Then I cut a piece of cream mixed media paper  - 3.75" x 5" - and heat embossed the peacock with Versamark ink and Black Sparkle embossing powder by Ranger.  I also stamped the "thank you" phrase from the Because I Care by Stampin Up with Onyx Black Versafine.  After that I colored the peacock with my SAI Watercolor Brush Pens. Once fully dry, I adhered it to a piece of gold cardstock - 4" x 5.25" - which I then adhered to the black cardstock.  

Done!!  I love how this card came out - very classy and eye catching.  I hope you guys like it as much as I do.  Please remember to leave a comment below for a chance to win, not just this card, but all the cards I am making in February!  

Also, please head over to the Stamp Ink Paper Card Challenge and leave some love for everyone that entered a card.  If you want to enter a project of your own, you have until February 28th - Sunday evening by 8:00pm.  Winners will be announced on Monday, February 29th!  Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 
Michael

Supply List:
Because I Care (120118) (Retired Hostess Set by Stampin Up)
Black Sparkle Embossing Powder by Ranger
Versamark Ink 
Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Heat Gun


14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card...that coloring is awesome!

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  2. Stunningly beautiful! Michael your coring is fab! I can see why you love this stamp. Hugz

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    1. Thanks Julie. Yes, my markers were screaming to buy this stamp. LOL

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  3. I always need Thank you Cards. Very Beautiful & Great Color -- Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Darlene. Glad you like. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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  4. Hi Michael, or should I say Oi, tudo bem! Your card is beautiful, just love what you did with the stamp. I have this stamp also, but have been hesitant to use it. Once I tried coloring it, but I didn't do so good. I'm wondering if using the embossing powder helped with the intricate areas? My colors ran in places, so I need to try a different ink.
    My husband is from Brasil, he lived in Sao Paulo for a while growing up, but born in Curitiba. I'm a Texan, but now we live in Arkansas. Enjoy Brasil, it's a beautiful place.

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    1. Hi. Yes...tudo bem. LOL. Thanks so much for your comments. I do think using embossing powder helped keep the colors where they needed to stay. I also used very fine tip markers and worked slowly. If your colors ran, make sure the ink you use to stamp the image is waterproof and use less of the markers with colors. Say Oi to your husband for me. I am from Long Island...a NYC boy...but living in the countryside of Sao Paulo. It's...different. LOL. Thanks for stopping by the blog...please come back.

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  5. Oh, such a beautiful card, Michael.Your coloring is awesome. I imagine this card is even more beautiful in person with the embossing. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Have a great day!

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  6. This card is absolutely stunning and probably even more so in person. The colors are beautiful and the coloring is perfect. This is a great challenge at SIP this week....who likes rules anyway! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Michael your peacock is amazing!!! Beautiful coloring! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

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  8. This is gorgeous Michael! The gold layer makes it so elegant and your coloring is amazing!

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