Hi everyone!

Are you having fun playing with your September 2019 Hedgehog Hollow Box? There are still some left if you’ve not managed to grab one yet, and they seriously pack a punch.   Some absolutely gorgeous stamps with a peacock and feather theme – I’ve had my purples, greens and blue markers and inks out all week to co-ordinate!

One of my favorite mediums to create rich and bright colors are Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  You might have seen the floral card I created recently using the August Box using these markers, and I just had to get them out again for the beautiful peacock image in the September Box.    I particularly like to contrast them against metallic heat embossing.  I heat embossed the image onto Bristol Smooth cardstock (I find this the best for blending the markers) in WOW! Metallic Platinum embossing powder.

I then colored the image with my markers.  I used a dark purple, a dark teal and a deep pink and blended them together on the cardstock, no water needed.  I also added a touch of yellow on the beak.    When done, I fussy cut out the peacock.

To create my card base, I dry embossed a panel of white cardstock with a WRMK Next Level embossing folder – I liked this one as it was very geometric and I thought this went well with the slightly geometric feeling of the peacock’s tail.  I splattered it with Midas Touch Nuvo Shimmer Pen and then popped the peacock up on top on foam squares before adding it to a white card base.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the set in WOW! Bright White embossing powder onto pale grey cardstock and popped it up on the panel as well.

To add a bejeweled look to the peacock, I used some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard which are clear with iridescent shimmer.  When you overlay them on these brush markers (and likely other non waterproof mediums) they suck up or magnify the color underneath as they dry. You can see how each drop looks like a different color depending on what color is underneath it.

Very regal don’t you think!?  I’d love to hear what you thought –  what other ideas do you have for bejeweling your cards?