Monday, May 9, 2016

Peacock Feathers

Hello there! I've seem some cards on Instagram using the "camouflage" technique, which I really like and wanted to give it a try.

First, I stamped two peacock feathers and then die cut that section using a small stitched rectangle die. To make it pop out, I die cut the same rectangle several times, glued them together into the opening and adhered the original die-cut piece on top.

Then, I die cut the peacock from white cardstock and heat embossed it using green embossing powder for the body. For the tail I wanted a teal, and since I don't have that color, I created my own by mixing green and blue embossing powder.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment using red and orange ink to add a bit of color and to complement the teal color.

My card was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #171, and  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week the challenge is: Emboss it!

Here's my card...

Here is a better look of the tail and the color I managed to get by mixing green and blue embossing powder.

  CAS(E) this Sketch #171                                                           

  • Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
  • Stamps: Cling Peacock Feather (Stampendous) / Greetings SCO586 (Hampton Art)
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn) / Peacock Die (Free gift with Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine,Issue 147)
  • Ink Pads: Garden Patina Archival Ink (Ranger) / Love Letter, Tangelo (Memento)
  • Green and blue embossing powder

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!


  1. This is so pretty! I love that peacock! Great take on the sketch!

  2. Your card is so pretty Raquel...beautiful image and love your embossing..thanks for sharing over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  3. Gorgeous! I love peacocks. I've never heard of the camouflage technique, but this card is beautiful. ;)


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