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Anne here and I have a very un-ordinary peacock to share with you today.  My card showcases the True Beauty rubber stamp set revealed this month.  Did you know that some peacocks are all white?  I sometimes Google the image I am going to bring to life to see what different colors that particular animal, bird, flower, etc. can come in.   I was surprised to see several images of white peacocks.  I knew that's exactly what I wanted to try and replicate.  I hate to say it but no matter how many photos I took of this acetate shaker card, none of these photos do the peacock justice.  He is amazing looking in person (even if I do say so myself 😄 😆.)

 

 

I started out by stamping the image and then giving his feathers some highlights and shadows using a couple different grey Copic markers.  Once I was happy with that, I applied Brushable Glue on his tail and covered the glue with Waterscape glitter.  Since I added the glue with a pretty heavy hand, I let this air dry overnight.

While that was drying, I began creating the colored peacock feathers by taping down the Stampendous/Dreamweavers Peacock Feathers stencil onto an acetate sheet.  I then used a palette knife and randomly added several colors of Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Tanzanite, Peridot, Blue Topaz) over the stencil.  I created quite a few of the peacock feathers and then let them dry overnight as well.

The next day I began assembling my shaker card. I adhered the peacock feathers to a piece of Embossable Acetate and set that aside.  Then I die cut the front and back panels from thick white cardstock using a Simon Says Stamp die (Stitched rectangles).  The front panel was dry embossed with a Sue Wilson Designs embossing folder (Climbing Vines).  Once this was complete, I adhered the acetate with the peacock feathers to the inside front panel and pop dotted the peacock on top of the completed panel.

I also added a piece of Embossable Acetate to the inside back panel and then two layers of dimensional tape was adhered to the edges.  To the inside of this, I sprinkled in some Royal Purple Glass Glitter, a bit of Priceless Peacock glitter, and a few sequins.  Then I carefully lined up the two panels and adhered them together.

 

 

To create the sentiment, I die cut another piece of Embossable Acetate using a Sizzix die (Tim Holtz Labels) and also created a frame for this using the same Sizzix die along with a small circle from Little B (Circles).

Using the Glueless Glitter Technique, I stamped the sentiment onto the Embossable Acetate using VersaMark, Clear embossing powder and Priceless Peacock glitter.  I also added more Royal Purple Glass Glitter to the edge and adhered a couple more sequins.

Here is another photo using a different color backdrop.  It also shows more of the sequins and glitter that are inside the shaker card.

 

  

 

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