Today the UK goes to the polls to decide which party will be running our country for the next five years! I’m not very politically minded, but I do know which party I want to get it! One of my prayers today is that God will help the voters make the right decision! Since the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) sold out, I have often looked at the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP and wondered if it would make a good substitute. The advantage of the Brightly Gleaming DSP was that there was copper foiling on one side of each sheet, which introduced a second colour, and there were up to four colours in some of the designs, too. Each single-sided Noble Peacock DSP is in one colour: Pretty Peacock, Old Olive or Blueberry Bushel.
Yesterday I decided to find out if Noble Peacock was inter-changeable and now was the time to try it! I chose to use Pretty Peacock and Whisper White, but I needed another colour. My short list was either Coastal Cabana or Bermuda Bay, and the latter won! I had already decided I wanted to use the Playful Penguins Stamp Set, because I think it’s a stunning set and it will be retiring soon!
I haven’t used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies very much either, so I added them to my chosen products to be used. I wasn’t sure if I was going to use them with the top point cut off or as complete shapes. If I kept the shapes intact, I planned to stamp the sentiment centrally above the penguin, and if the shapes were minus the top point, the sentiment would be a separate image below the bottom point. I hope that makes sense!
I started with a card base in Pretty Peacock Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Noble Peacock Specialty DSP in Pretty Peacock. I adhered the top two layers together, and then adhered them to my card front. I also had a layer of Whisper White CS for the inside of my card. I stamped the penguin in the bottom right-hand corner, and added some glue around his feet. I covered the glue with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and tapped off the excess.I stamped the penguin in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White CS and die-cut him using die no. 7. I positioned the die so there was room for me to stamp the grounding for the penguin to stand on. Next I die-cut a shape in Bermuda Bay CS using die no. 8. I stamped a scarf in Bermuda Bay Ink and fussy cut it. Using Tombow, I adhered the scarf in place. Next I used the Light Pool Party Stampin Blend to go all around the edge of the penguin and the snow.
Rather than stamping snow on my tag, I applied several spots of glue and then dipped it in my box of Dazzling Details Glitter. After tapping off the excess, I played with the two peices to see which way looked best. I decided that the Christmas Wishes sentiment from the Toile Christmas, would look good, stamped in black, and straddle across the upper part of the two tags!
After I had stamped the sentiment, I fussy cut it, and then I die-cut a larger sentiment tag and adhered it to the sentiment This allows a small bit of Bermuda Bay showing round the edges and keeps everything on my card looking balanced! I’m pleased with how this card has turned out and I’m especially pleased how I’ve been able to introduce Bermuda Bay to the advantage of the card!
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