I saw the sketch for CTS#258 this morning and decided to try out the SAB stamp set (free with a $50 purchase) Beautiful Peacock. I’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous cards on Pinterest using this set, and it was very helpful when trying to figure out how to use the set. I wound up using a mixture of full ink stamps with elements stamped off. Trust me, you want to play around with this set before you start on cardstock, and my current sheet of grid paper is a testament to playing around.
This stamp set is just gorgeous.
I knew I wanted something bold, and started with the DSP from Eastern Palace making Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim the coordinating colors. Base and front of the card are Very Vanilla, which allowed the colorful peacock to shine. It’s a little difficult to tell in the picture, but there is a layer of Dapper Denim between the Very Vanilla top and Eastern Palace base. At first I was concerned these colors would be to intense. However, I’m pleased with the color choices for the body and feathers for this gorgeous bird, including the triple stamped off trailing feathers.
I wound up fussy cutting the body of the bird and popped it up on mini-dimensionals for interest. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Peacock set and trimmed down to be a thin piece. When matted on Dapper Denim, then punched, the denim peeks out from the top and bottom. I didn’t want to create a dove-tailed banner for the sentiment and wound up using the Pretty Label punch. There are many videos on YouTube showing how to use punches for just the ends. Frankly, I was amazed that both ends lined up pretty much perfectly.
CAS(E) This Sketch #258 challenge
There are so many fun possibilities with this sketch. What will you do with it?
As always, I would love to hear your comments.
Have a Peachy Day!