I had stamped one of these watercolor peacocks when I did my last peacock card. I had put him in my scrap pile and he really looked like he wanted some luvin' :)
For the how-to technique, just check my other post... it is so easy, and it really looks like a watercolor painting. I reverse-masked and sponged the sun. Next time I think I will clear emboss over the bird before-hand so it doesn't look so green.
I cut the Hip Hop paper following the waves to mix it up a bit from all of the straight cuts. I had a few scraps that I used instead of ribbon... I think this makes it a bit more masculine, but maybe not :)
Because I used non-traditional Christmas colors, the snowflakes were stamped with VersaMark on the base to give it a more wintery feel.
Stamps: Bird Cage, Simply Christmas (retiring!!), Holiday Cheer (sentiment)
Paper: Hip Hop FWIC, Lilly Anna, Toodle Loo & White UltraSmooth cardstocks
Ink: Raw Sienna & Reflection Blue Palettes
Other: Aquacolor Crayons, foam tape
I think this would make a lovely 'thinking of you' or sympathy card by substituting flowers or flourishes in place of the snowflakes.
What do you think?