Elegant Peacock Feather Card for So Suzy Stamps

Hello crafty friends,

Peacock feathers are some of the most beautiful in my opinion.  This stamp is one of those classics that I plan to use again and again in my card making.  I decided to use it to create an elegant background that would also serve as the focal point for my card.  I stamped the feather all over a piece of teal solid cardstock with embossing ink, added some gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I used the same embossing powder to create a frame for the teal panel.  I stamped the embossing ink all around the edges on a separate cardstock layer then added the gold powder.  This is a great way to get a perfectly matched base layer panel.

I used a strip of vellum as a "band"and added the same embossing ink as a stripe on the top and bottom of the vellum, adding the same gold embossing powder so it matches everything else.  I stamped the sentiment in embossing ink and used a blue pearl embossing powder that was a pretty close match for the background color.  (I tried it in both black and white, but the blue looked the best).  Since I wrapped both the vellum and ribbon behind the panel, all the adhesive was on the back of the card front panel.  

 I added a gold satin ribbon as an additional touch (it came off of my Godiva chocolate box from Valentine's Day and just happened to match the gold perfectly - so this is motivation to always hang onto ribbon from packaging :) - the last thing I did was embellish with Nuvo drops in two different colors.

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