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Wednesday 28 February 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #42 Pretty Peacock

Pretty Peacock with Lifetime of Love & Forever Love

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are working though the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order, focussing on one colour each week.

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a deep blue-green called Pretty Peacock. Pretty Peacock is part of the Regals Colour Family and is a gorgeous deep green that leans toward blue on the colour wheel. This colour is beautiful for leaves and so much more, working brilliantly with Lost Lagoon - a lighter green.

Pretty Peacock is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Marker; Stampin’ Blends Combo; Regals Designer Series Paper and Earthen Elegance, Hello Irresistible, Glorious Gingham, Delightful Floral, Perennial Lavender, Winter Meadow, Bright & Beautiful, Fresh as a Daisy, Delightfully Eclectic, Masterfully Made, Just Kiddin’ Designer Series Paper, plus Forever Love, Speciality DSP, Three Color Glimmer Speciality Paper, Oxidized Speciality DSP , Soft Shimmer Speciality Paper as well as Petal Pink & Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems, Adhesive-backed Sequins Trio, Blooming Pearls, Loose Frosted Dots, Tinsel Gems Four-pack, Sweet Thoughts Memories & More Card Pack and Cards & Envelopes, Bright & Beautiful Memories & More Card Pack and Cards & Envelopes, Christmas Everywhere Kit, Painted Wishes Kit, The Best Destination kit. That is a huge list and demonstrates the versatility of this wonderful colour. 

Pretty Peacock card-stock, ink, Stampin’ Blends, Forever Love designer series paper, Pretty Peacock & Gold ribbon and Petal Pink & Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems have been used in the creation of these projects plus a range of non-Pretty Peacock bits and pieces.

I recently saw Mikaela Titheridge, UK SU Demonstrator, Artisan and wonderful person create a beautiful card using the Nature’s Sweetness Suite as one of the Crafty Carrot Co sessions for February. #thecraftycarrotco  It was gorgeous and inspired me to re-create the fold using Pretty Peacock and part of the Forever Love Suite. This suite can be found in the January-April Mini Catalogue.  A Pretty Peacock card base was scored and folded then decorated with 3 different designs from the Forever Love Speciality Designer Series Paper. It is gorgeous DSP with one side of each of the 12x12 sheets including touches of gold.

Roses from the Lifetime of Love stamp set were gold heat embossed onto Very Vanilla card-stock using Versamark ink, gold Emboss Powder and a Heat Tool as well as the Embossing Tool kit. The roses and leaves were coloured with Stampin’ Blends, including Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Petal Pink and a touch of Moody Mauve combos with my trusty Colour Lifter to add highlights. See a close up of the flowers below.

The largest roundish die from the Thoughtful Expressions dies was used to cut out 2 Pretty Peacock labels. One label was adhered to the top layer of the folded card front.  The leafy single wreath die from the Lifetime of Love dies was cut from Gold Foil together with some leafy sprigs. As you can see once the flowers were die cut and an extra large centre rose was fussy cut. The single fussy cut rose was layered over the 3 roses with a Dimensional. The foil single wreath was adhered to one of the labels and the flowers were arranged over it. The “Love You” sentiment was fussy cut and a strip of Gold Foil layered underneath.

A section of the Pretty Peacock Metallic Ribbon was tied around the card and adhered to the bottom label. The decorated label was adhered directly over the bottom label holding the ribbon in place. A few beautiful Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems give a touch of shimmer around the sentiment.

To open the fun fold, untie the ribbon bow and open the top panel to the left.

Just pull the middle pink layer to the right to fully open the card.

The inner panels are Very Vanilla card-stock stamped with roses stamped in Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ ink. A Very Vanilla C6 Envelope was similarly stamped.

Card 2:

This card was actually started first, but it was one where so many aspects went wrong - one way or the other. I abandoned it part way through when glue from the label stuck to a bit of the DSP on a lower panel and tore when I tried to rectify things - it was the last straw. However, once I had created the card above, I thought I should take a breath and finish the card rather than waste it.

As you can see the card is similar with a few differences. Different DSP designs were used from the same packet of Speciality DSP. As the middle panel highlights Moody Mauve different flowers from the same stamp set were gold heat embossed and Moody Mauve Blends were used to colour the flowers with touches of Petal Pink. Tiny flowers and leafy twigs were die cut from Gold Foil.

A sentiment from the Sweetly Scripted stamp set - this is a sneak peak of a stamp set that will be launched as an on-line exclusive next month. Apart from some Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems some delightful Adhesive-backed Dragonflies were added.

As you can see above, some single coloured roses were added on the mid and lower DSP layers to hide some taring and glue marks. I think this is an example where trying to hide an error became a creative opportunity.

Thank you so much for dropping by on you way around the 42nd Colour Creations Blog Hop for 2023-24.

There is so much Pretty Peacock inspiration so do continue on around the Blog Hop.  To continue with the Pretty Peacock blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a lovely and talented lady, Rachel WoollardI am looking forward to checking out Rachel’s creation(s). I do love seeing everyone’s' projects - there is always so much inspiration.

I do hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Pumpkin Pie as we continue the weekly 2023-2024 Colour Creations Blog Hop series

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Andrea 💕🐾

If you find a broken link or would like to view the full list of participants go to Catherine Proctor’s blog @ What Cathy Made. Cathy is our brilliant Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is a wonderful lady. Check out her delightful creation while you are there.

If you live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of the Stampin' Up 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue and or the January-April 2024 Mini Catalogue, then let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you.  Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!. 

#colourcreationsbloghop  #stampinup #stampinupaustralia #stampinupsouthpacific #stampinupdemo  #handmadecards #makeacardsendacard #stampinupdemonstrator #papercrafting #artwithheartteam  #papercrafter  #valleyinspirations   #lifetimeoflove  #thoughtfulexpressions  #sweetlyscripted. #thecraftycarrotco


  1. Such rich, elegant, colours Andrea. The wreath on your first card fits so nicely on the Thoughtful Expressions die cut piece. The fold you've used to create these cards is a great way to showcase different patterned papers; just lovely.

  2. Wow, stunning cards Andrea. The gold embossing is lovely and your colouring of the flowers looks amazing

  3. Both your cards are rich, regal and elegant, Andrea! Love your version of the fun fancy fold!

  4. Oh wow Andrea such gorgeous cards to showcase the beautiful DSP using this particular fancy fold. Love the touches of Moody Mauve in your first card and the layering in your second card.

  5. Such elegantly beautiful cards Andrea, but my favourite is the first one. I especially like the fold and the way you have stamped the inside of it.

  6. Your cards are gorgeous Andrea! I love the fold that you have used and and the colours are beautiful! I just love the way it all opens and everything flows beautifully with the DSP and stamping. Your focal points on the front of each card, both different but beautiful!

  7. Your cards are so beautiful, Andrea. The fold is fabulous, and I especially love how you've stamped the inside of the first card.

  8. Beautiful card Andrea, what a lovely fold and your colours go together so well. As always your colouring is perfect.

  9. Rachel Palmieri2 March 2024 at 12:36

    It’s so frustrating when a few things don’t work out when you’re crafting, Andrea. Good move to step back, breathe and try again because you ended up with 2 lovely cards .

  10. The richness of the gold and Pretty Peacock is gorgeous, Andrea. I don't haqve any of these products, but that SDSP is stunning. I can only imagine that in real life, it would be even better. A great fold to open up to that beautifully placed stamping on the onside. Both lovely cards.


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