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!

    1. Thank you for your nice comment Leigh :)

  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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