Monday, May 2, 2011

Pretty Bird, Pink Peacock

How fun and fabulous is this new peacock image.  It comes from the Summer Mini stamp set called Proud Peacock.  I have mixed it with these brand new AWESOME embossing powders also found in the Summer Mini Catalog.  Speaking of the new Summer Mini it is time for the Summer Edition of Create with Connie and Mary.
For my card I first stamped my focal image using Versamark Ink.  Then I sprinkled the Melon Mambo EP over one section of the peacock, Tangerine Tango over another section, and then the Wild Wasabi over the last section.  I heat set the powder and got a fun and flashy look.  Wouldn't you say it's perfect for a struttin' peacock?  I thought it would be a fun entry for the Paper Players theme challenge of "Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Trees."

The greeting comes from a stamp set called Curly Cute.  I used Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi markers to ink the image for the two toned coloration.  I must say I love the color combo of cardstocks which are Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi.  In fact I think this might just be my go to color combo for this summer.  How about you?  What is your color combo for summer 2011?

For more cool ideas using new Stampin' Up! products check out the fun details about Create with Connie and Mary.

You get FIVE full weeks of exclusive FABULOUS ideas with complete tutorials featuring the Summer Mini Catalog products.  Five days a week for all five weeks members of the design team...
  • Connie Babbert
  • Mary Brown
  • Rochelle Gould
  • Elizabeth Price
  • Debbie Henderson
...will be sharing exclusive projects complete with instructions in downloadable tutorials!  Plus there are scrapbook Tuesdays and stampin' challenges on Saturdays.  Each and every day there is awesomeness going on.

From now until May 14th at 11:55 p.m. you can take advantage of the special pricing of $24.95 - that's $5 off the regular subscription price of $29.95! During these two weeks (on special days), each design team member will be sharing a FREE Preview Week Project complete with a downloadable tutorial.  The preview weeks give you an idea of what Create with Connie and Mary is all about!

If you like blog candy keep reading for the details...
When one of the design team members is showing their Preview Project, they will also be offering BLOG CANDY on their site.  The only way you'll know if it is a special Preview Project day, is to check the Create with Connie and Mary site daily to see what is happening and which blog to visit and get a chance to win one of SIX FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS to Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition!  If you are a winner of the blog candy and you have already subscribed, your subscription fee will be refunded.  Winners will be announced Sunday, May 15th at 12 noon EST!

Come back soon and Happy Craftin'


  1. So cute! Love that ribbon treatment and the colors are fabulous.

  2. Love how you used the embossing powders! How fun is this!!! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  3. The 2 tone coloured stamp is a great idea! (:

  4. I haven't tried this technique yet, because I am afraid I'll mess it up! It is perfect for this pretty peacock, though! Thanks for playing my PP challenge!

  5. Elizabeth, this is the best card I have seen using this set. Absolutely stunning! Your mixture of the embossing powders is fabulous. Gorgeous color scheme!
    So glad you joined the Paper Players and shared this wonderful card.

  6. Cute! I love how you used the embossing powders! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!