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Friday, September 6, 2019

Inky Stamper Blog Hop - Spread Some Color

Hello my crafty friends! Welcome to the Inky Stamper Blog Hop!

Today I get to share two fun cards I created with the Inky Stamper Peacock stamp set. This is a fun stamp set with adorable saying like: Sorry to ruffle your feathers!, It's Showtime...,  Strut Your Stuff, It's Your Birthday, and You make me Proud (in addition the the two  sentiments I used in my cards).   There are thee additional stamp props included in the set!

The first A2 card is Shake Your Tail Feathers.  This card is a wobbler card, so the peacock wiggles back and forth.

I started off by stamping the peacock image a few times with embossing ink and embossed one peacock in black embossing powder and the second in Night Blue Embossing Powder by Brutus Monroe. This embossing powder changes as the light hits it.  It is super cool.  I colored the peacocks with Brutus Monroe metallic Aqua Pigments.  I love the shimmer and rich colors you can get from this medium. They are so easy to use as water colors.

After die cutting the peacocks, I chose the Night Blue Embossed one for this card.  I added a small wobbler to the back of the Peacock and positioned it over a a matted panel I made with ColorBurst pigments. (there will be photos further down in the blog)

My second A2 card is Spread Some Color. You will see I added the paint brush stamp and created and extra wing for our peacock to hold it! 

I used Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink to stamp the full peacock once and just the wing and feet for the image of his second wing.  I also stamped out the paint bush.  I used my Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers to color the peacock and paint brush.  

I die cut the peacock and fussy cut the second wing and paint brush.  I played around with the pieces until I had the wing and paintbrush positioned they way I wanted behind the peacocks body as shown below then glued them into place.

For the colorful artwork used in both cards, I used ColorBurst powdered pigments and a small spray bottle of water.  I made several different backgrounds using 130# cardstock.  I find this weight has less curling when the colors are drying.  I chose two of the backgrounds. to use as panels on the cards. I cut them to a size I liked for each card.  I stamped "Shake Your Tail Feathers" in black ink on top of the larger Color Burst panel.  I mounted both of them on black card stock.  

I added dimension with foam tape to both Color Burst panels and attached them each to a 4" x 5 1/4" card white front.  I stamped Spread Color Wherever You Go on the front of the white card front.

To complete the card, I attached the Peacock with the paint brush using foam tape.  I used a tape runner to adhere the card front to the white Card Base 

I hope you enjoyed my Inky Stamper Peacock cards and tutorial

Thank you for stopping by the Inky Stamper Blog Hop and don't forget the giveaway!

winners were chosen by the tiny Decision Maker app.
Numbers 19 and 2 were chosen.  
Commenter #2 is Justin Averill
Commenter #19 is Cathy
Please get me your full name and mailing address ASAP

Each blog hop designer will be drawing two lucky commenters to win 
the InkyGreeting Stamp Set!

To enter, leave a comment on my blog telling me your favorite color and please
leave your email address so we can contact you if you win!

Giveaway ends on Sunday, August 8th at 11:59 PM EST
Winner will be chosen by random number draw based on number of comments

On to the next stop on the blog hop

                     Chelsea Comer
                     Kim Hutchinson
                     Jenn Gross - you are HERE!
              Erica Thompson is your next Stop on the hop
                     Stephanie Rogers
                     Carrie Rhoades
                     Jen Carter


  1. I love the colors and the extra wing with the paint brush is AWESOME

  2. Jenn these are both so FUN! I love how you colored the peacocks differently for each card! It just reminds people that there isn't one right way to color a stamp! Thanks for the fun share and have a great weekend!!

    1. Hello Justin! Can you please send me your email address? Thank you so much!

  3. My current favorite color is teal, but my old go to is lime green!

  4. Very cute! The colors are really neat.

  5. I love the spread some color card!

  6. Cute cards...really love your choice of colors!

  7. This is DARLING! I love this peacock!

  8. Colors on these cards are so vibrant. So pretty and I like the way you created another feather for the other hand to hold the paintbrush. Cute! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Love the sexy peacock with the paint brush!!!!!

  10. Very clever with the wing. I have a hard time thinking outside the box

  11. Jenn! I absolutely love this! Im in love with the teal peacock!! and I totally need to buy wobblers! -Leah

  12. Beautiful color palette, and I love the Peacock has the brush in his wing!

  13. What fun cards. I love the paint brush one :)

  14. Great cards. I think I need to get my color burst powders out and play with them soon. ❤❤❤

  15. Wonderful cards! Adorable images and fantastic backgrounds.

  16. Love versatile one little peacock can me

  17. Super fun card, love those pigments!

  18. So cute and you make it look so easy.

    1. Cathy, I need your Email address Please! Thank you so much!