Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Beautiful Peacock

Today I have a card made with the Beautiful Peacock stamp set. It is something a bit bold. Are you ready?

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The technique for the background of this card is called a sunburst. I have never done one before, but I thought it would be very apt with the Beautiful Peacock stamp as it represents the large fanned tail of the peacock. It was really fun to do, and surprisingly easy.

Here is how to make the fanned tail.
Take a piece of 5 3/4" x 4" card stock. It can be any colour as you are going to cover it completely. Measure half way along each of the long sides and make a mark . Take strips of patterned paper that measure 5" x 1 1/2". Cut them in half diagonally. Cover the piece of card stock completely in Fast Fuse. Take one of the segments and place the fine tip on one of the half way marks, and run the straight edge straight across to the other mark. Press the paper down. It will over hang but don't worry about that as you will trim it later. Keep adding segments, making sure that they but up together and the fine tips all meet. Once all the segments are glued into place, turn  the card stock over and trim off the excess.

Now this is quite a more bold card than what I usually do, and I guess part of that is because of the patterned paper that I chose to use. But I knew the one piece of pattern in particular actually looks like the tail feathers of a peacock. So I decided to use the whole range from that pack.

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Have a great day.

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