Look What’s Coming! The New Beautiful Peacock.

With the Christmas projects all done and dusted, it’s time to start playing with new products. Exciting!!

For the latest Colour INKspiration challenge on Facebook,  I thought I would give you a peak at the Beautiful Peacock set, due to be released on 3 January as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion.

This is a really fun fortnightly challenge that anyone can take part in and it’s a great way to play around with different colour combinations.  For this one the colours were Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride.  A beautiful combination.  You can join in or view the other challenge entries on facebook here

My usual style is quite clean and simple so I decided to try something a bit different and go a bit Shabby Chic.  I distressed the edges and added some sponging and gold embossing to them for an aged look.


I really enjoyed stamping the floral flourish tail, it’s so feminine and pretty.  The sentiment stamp is also included in the set as one piece. I have actually cut the ‘YOU’ piece of the stamp off to make it easier to emboss separately.  Not everyone likes to do this but I think if it makes it easier for you to use and gives you more options, then go ahead and cut away (carefully!).  I have also added a few gold glitter touches to the peacock which are a little hard to see in the photo but it just adds a bit more sparkle.

While I had the stamp set out I thought I would make another card as a sample.   I played around with a few other ink colours but I kept coming back to the lovely challenge colours so I ended up entering two cards!

The peacock is heat embossed in gold and I’ve used a gold foil cardstock mat for the card front.  Peacocks and gold opulence just seem to go together.

As part of the Sale-a-bration promotion starting on January 3, this is one of the stamp sets you can choose for free with an order over $110 NZD.  Sale-a-bration runs until the end of March and is always my favourite promotion on the Stampin’ Up! calendar.  Keep checking back for more sneak peaks and information!

If you’re not already on my mailing list and would like a free copy of the upcoming Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure, just drop me a quick message with your name and address.  erin@paperaddiction.co.nz

Products Used:

Stamp Set – Beautiful Peacock (Sale-a-bration free item from Jan 3)

CardstockTranquil Tide, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Gold Foil

InkTranquil Tide, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride

Heat EmbossingHeat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Versamark

OtherStitched Shaped Framelits, Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Thread, Gold Faceted Gem, Gold Sequin Trim, Stampin’ Sponge

Just click on any of the products above to see them in my online store.


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