Thursday 5 March 2020

…the other only colour

Sharing a card featuring a stunning stamp from the Let’s Shake Our Tail Feathers set by Picket Fence Studios.

I chose this stamp so I could play along in the current the eyes have it challenge at Country View.  I know there’s no face or optical eye on my card but the patterns on peacock feathers are known as and, indeed, are some of the prettiest eyes you will ever see.

I embossed the stamp to let me enter The Paper Player’s challenge.  The gold embossing really suits this image.

To add in my colours on the feathers I dusted on some of Stampin’ Up!’s Pigment Sprinkles.  I think the colours worked beautifully and they also match with those from the inspiration photo at Sunday Stamps.  The eyepopping colours work really well with the border of black, also one of the featured colours in the inspiration photo, and the overall effect really is bright and bold.

I combined one of the sentiments from the same Picket Fence Studios set with part of a Penny Black sentiment (the it’s your birthday) embossed in the same gold on a scrap of black cardstock.  Really happy with how this turned out and it’s actually early for a March birthday so yay for me!

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Gold
Stampin' Up! Pigment Sprinkles ~ Bermuda Bay & Granny Apple Green
Inks & Paints etc
Tsukineko Ink ~ VersMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Classic Cardstock ~ Licorice & Purple
Bellbird Paper Arts Card ~ 300gsm Cotton Blend
Stampin’ Up! Specialty Designer Series Paper Noble Peacock ~ Pretty Peacock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie Kraft-Stock Metallic ~ Gold

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So cute! Love the fun feathers and your sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  2. That gold embossing is such an awesome detail on your card and the pigment sprinkles add such vibrant color. So beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Emily, this is so beautiful, and so organic - I love seeing our rich colors peeking out through that gorgeous gold embossing - stunning design! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  4. What a gorgeous embossed image...just beautiful! Really looks like peacock feathers! Thanks for playing with our challenge this week at the Paper Players!

  5. Such a gorgeous card, the gold embossing is perfect for the peacock feathers. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

  6. Very striking and a very original take on our March "the eyes have it" challenge over at Country View Challenges. Thanks so much for joining us xx

  7. This is lovely Emily, and a very clever take on our challenge. Thank you so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts. Have a very happy week, and stay safe, Sue xx

  8. Ha! What a different and amazing take on the challenge! I love your idea and the image is great!
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Have a good time and stay safe, Evelyn xx


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