Thursday, January 16, 2014


Hi there! today I'd like to share with you, a card I made using the Dreamweaver Peacock stencil and one of the Pocket Full of Paper line that Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying. These papers are exclusive to Sparkle N Sprinkle and they are all gorgeous. 

I thought that the peacock stencil went really well with this particular paper - Feather Fancy. If you are a regular to my blog, you'll also see that I've included some of my "old neighbor's ribbon stash"!  I would love to find more of that, if anyone has any idea, please share info!

I temporarily attached the stencil to the paper and applied embossing paste over the stencil.  Remove the stencil and wash it. When the paste is dry, (I leave it overnight to be safe) put the stencil back over the dry paste and apply Versamark, remove stencil and heat emboss with Black Detail. The base of embossing paste really makes the "image" pop!

I ran 1/4" Tear-ific Tape along the sides of the card and attached the ribbon, then ran 1/2" Tear-ific Tape over the edge of the card (on top of the edge of the ribbon) and applied Black Suede Velvet Glitter to the exposed tape. These tapes, in various widths are the best for sticking down glitters or flockings. No need to wait on glues drying and using the 2 1/2" or Super Adhesive Sheets you can make your own instant glittery or flocked shapes! Check out how, right here!

I embossed the sentiment with Belgian Cream, this is my favorite white embossing powder to use on dark cardstock. It is an opaque embossing powder and gives great coverage, even with a detailed stamp.

Well that's all for today, hope I've inspired you to look out some stencils and start playing. I bet, you can't stop at one card though!

Now I'm going to leave you with a sneak preview of what my next blog share will be. Using the same Feather Fancy paper, and one of the new sets that were revealed this month, Set 525: Dress Up, I paper pieced one of the dresses:

Loving these papers! See you soon,



  1. Wow, love this! Your peacock looks fabulous. Great idea to go back over the dry embossing paste with embossing powder. I'll have to give that a try.

  2. these are such a gorgeous cards, Shona! Love how you were able to use similar techniques to create really WOW cards! hugs, de

  3. Oh wow this is gorgeous and so lush. Love your sneak peek.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. Totally awesome!!! Love the idea of embossing over the paste.... would have thought it might have "melted" the paste a bit, but it rocks!!! That ribbon is really pretty too

  5. Such a lovely card !The black embossed peacock look fabulous on colorful bg and ribbon is gorgeous !Sneak peek look interesting I am eager to see it !

  6. Wow Shona, what an gorgious card!!!Love the peacock on the beautiful paper its just wonderfull !! I love your sparkle on the second card too !!Great ART!!


  7. Wow! Fabulous. Just saw this somewhere else (maybe one of the SnS blogs?) and recognized your work. Loved all the sparkles & techniques you have going with this beautiful card, & that ruffled lace just sent this into overdrive. So very classy & girly too. TFS & Hugs

  8. Stunning !! I love all of the colors and the design !! Can't wait to see the next project , love the sneak peek ! Hugs,Mayra

  9. Okay, so now I NEED embossing paste! This is just absolutely gorgeous! I would never have thought to emboss over the paste but it is amazing. Love love love it!

  10. Shona, your card is gorgeous and love your embossing paste technique. Cute sneak peek too.

  11. What an amazing technique with the embossing paste! I might have to pick some up and give it a try :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty


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