So Very Proud of You with Royal Peacock

Freshly Made Sketches recently celebrated it’s 400th sketch and has gone back to previous sketches to honor the milestone. This week, we are looking back to FMS300 for inspiration – a fun sketch that had me reaching for my Royal Peacock Bundle to celebrate. Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:

Royal Peacock Bundle, Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Royal Peacock. The Royal Peacock Bundle is quite wonderful! I wasn’t initially a huge fan (except that I’ve ALWAYS love the name, given the fact that my Stampin’ Up! team is called InKing Royalty), but the more I’ve played with the Royal Peacock stamp set and coordinating Detailed Peacock Dies, the more I’ve fallen in love with them. Here’s a look at the Royal Peacock Bundle:Royal Peacock Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 151100Although I didn’t use the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper on this card, it’s a GORGEOUS complement to this bundle. Here’s a look at the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper: Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149493Want to see more? Check out all of the items in the Noble Peacock Suite of products by clicking on the image below:Noble Peacock Suite, 101002, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog
  • Layers & Measurements. If there is anyone who can take a sweet-and-simple sketch and interpret it with NINE layers of cardstock (and two layers of Stampin’ Dimensionals), it’s me! Guilty as charged! Every layer is necessary, though, to make each of the elements in my card pop. Royal Peacock Bundle, Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s a quick rundown of the layer measurements, starting at the base of the card and working my way up:
    • Smoky Slate – 4-1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″)
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Pretty Peacock – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
    • Woven Threads Designer Series Paper – 3-1/2″ x  4-3/4″
    • Pretty Peacock – 2-1/8″ x 4-1/8″
    • Purple Posy – 2″ x 4″
    • Pretty Peacock – 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″
    • Whisper White – 2″ x 3″
    • Pretty Peacock – Detailed Peacock die
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Smoky Slate – 2″ Circle punch
  • Color Combination. My card started with this delicate design from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. I adore the mix of Purple Posy with small dots of Pretty Peacock (both are 2019-2021 In Colors that are featured in this paper). They look wonderful together! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in Woven Threads Designer Series Paper:Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 149497 I added Smoky Slate to the base of this card and used it for the sentiment to help add a neutral tone to the beautiful colors. If you like this combination of Smoky Slate, Purple Posy and Pretty Peacock, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Smoky Slate, Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock

Bundles: Royal Peacock  Stamp Sets: Royal Peacock  Papers: Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Smoky Slate, Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories: Detailed Peacock Dies, 2″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Perfect layering! I need to use that die…I keep forgetting about it. Really great card.

    • Thanks so much, Windy! The die is gorgeous – it has been cut out and on my desk for a couple of weeks. I wasn’t able to find the right way to showcase it. This sketch gave me EXACTLY what I needed. ♥

  2. Proud as a peacock over your gorgeous cards. Love that detailed peacock. I agree that every layer was necessary!

  3. This is such a pretty card, Brian, using only the die for the peacock and all those great layers. Very pretty. Thanks for the measurements. Have a great day!

  4. Thanks for sharing such a great interpretation of the sketch, and thanks for the measurements. Nothing would work quite as well as that great peacock die! Love the card.

    • Thanks, Linda! I was happy with how the peacock perfectly fit across these panels, adding a layer but keeping with the sketch. So glad you like it. ♥

  5. Brian I agree each layer is popping! Simply elegant!

  6. PERFECT peacock card my friend. LOVE IT!!!!

  7. Love this one Brian. That elaborate Peacock die is simply amazing as well as luxurious and turns this card from simply beautiful to beautiful AND elegant. I too thank you for sharing the layered sizes and hoping you are having a fun weekend!

  8. Stephanie Atterbury

    Gorgeous color combination for this lovely set! Such a great idea!! Love this!

  9. Love the color combination and how your card just tweaks the Freshly Made Sketch beautifully.

  10. Beautiful card and such gorgeous colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  11. That peacock die is so pretty, and you popped it on those layers topped with the white. The Woven Threads DSP is gorgeous!

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