Wednesday, February 28, 2024



The colour we're featuring this week, in our alphabetical-ordered tour through Stampin' Up!'s colour range, is Pretty Peacock.  This beautiful rich green features in the gorgeous Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper, which forms the focus of my card.

I have used three of the patterned papers from the Perennial Lavender DSP pack.  I sponged the edges of all three pieces with Crumb Cake ink, before assembling the card.

The leafy paper (how beautiful?!) was matted on a layer of Pretty Peacock card.  I then added the Pretty Peacock paper, and floral paper.

Using Stampin' Blends markers in Highland Heather and Pretty Peacock, I coloured two Paper Butterfly Accents.  My photography doesn't show it, but the butterflies have a shimmer, thanks to Wink of Stella brushed over the top of the colours.  I added Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems (three on one butterfly, two on the other) to their bodies.

Before adhering all the layers to the Crumb Cake card base, I used a Notes of Nature Die to add some interest to the top of the leafy panel.

Pretty Peacock & Gold Metallic Ribbon was wrapped around the middle of the card front, and a bow added.

I stamped the sentiment, from Hooray For Surprises, in Crumb Cake ink on Basic White card, and cut it out using a Something Fancy Die.  A couple of larger Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems adorn the sentiment label.

Inside the card, I added a Basic White card layer, with a strip of the leafy DSP cut with the same Notes of Nature Die used on the card front.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Rachel Palmieri:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a full list of participants in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a fantastic job every week of co-ordinating our Colour Creations shares.

Listed below are all the products I used to make this card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

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  1. Gorgeous card Christine, so many details to love! I love the Pretty Peacock tips on the butterflies and your sweet little bow is so cute

  2. A beautiful card Christine. I love your choice of papers to showcase Pretty Peacock. Your layering, sponging and embellishments are wonderful and your butterflies so gorgeous xxx

  3. So many beautiful elements in your card, Christine. I love the butterflies and the Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems. Pretty Peacock works so well with Crumb Cake.

  4. Such a lovely card Christine and as always it's all of the little features that give rise to a lovely creation. Like the Notes of Nature die, the Wink of Stella and as always your perfect bows. Seeing Pretty Peacock like this starts to make me warm to the colour!

  5. Isn't that Lavender DSP simply gorgeous! I love that you have used the Notes of Nature die! The Butterflies are lovely with the added Pretty Peacock. Gorgeous card!

  6. Wow, your pretty purple butterflies look so good, popped in amongst the leafy DSP. A really beautiful card, Christine.

  7. Christine I love the DSP panels on your card and the mottled coloured butterflies, they look fabulous!

  8. Lovely card Christine, so many elements and they all come together so well. The butterflies just finish the card of perfect.

  9. Beautiful work, Christine. You use the DSPs for layering so well and always have a very pleasing layout. Those butterflies are so pretty with their foiled gems. I love that sentiment, another set on my ever growing wish list.