Have you been enjoying the peacock themed cards from the September 2019 Box?  I certainly have, and I’ve created two more based on the recent monochromatic card I shared (find it here), inspired by peacock colors, but this time with a video showing you the process!

You can find the video here:

My cards today feature heat embossing and ombre ink blending, two techniques that work great with Ranger Distress Oxide inks.  On both my cards I’m using Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio, which are my favorite colors for that ‘peacock’ vibe.

On both cards, I repeat stamped a peacock feather in Versafine Onyx Black ink, which is excellent for intricate stamps like these feathers. I made sure to rotate my acrylic block when stamping this background, so it looked more random.

Of course, because I always do this, I added some splatters with my Nuvo Midas Touch Shimmer Pen.

For my main image, I inked up the stamp with the three Distress Oxides, overlapping them slightly and blending them on the block itself before stamping the image.  I then die cut it with a Hero Arts circle die and popped it up onto my main stamped panel.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set in WOW! Opaque Bright White Superfine embossing powder onto a scrap of navy cardstock from the box and adhered it with a strip of foam.  As a finishing touch, and because I can’t get enough of them, I added some Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles with liquid glue.

For my second card, I used a very similar approach –  I stamped a larger straight feather in a straight (ish) line across the bottom and top of my cardstock in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I also stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel.

I heat embossed my main image in WOW! Rich Pale Gold Superfine embossing.  I then blended the three Distress Oxides over the top and buffed them with a microfiber cloth.  The embossing resists the Distress Oxide ink, and it blends nicely into the peacock image itself.  I then fussy cut it out and popped it up on my panel, which I’d also splattered with gold like before.  All that is needed is a few iridescent bubbles, and that finishes the card.

Is this one of your favorite Hedgehog Hollow Boxes so far?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below – are you inspired?!

Jenny

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