Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Swan Song With Sweet Stamps

How are all of our Pretty Little Peacocks Today?
Boy, Oh, Boy do we have some FUN in store for ALL of YOU
Welcome to DAY 1 of our Cross Promotion Blog Hop
with the talented Designers 
If you are arriving here from Roxie's Blog, then you are right on track.  However, if you would like to start at the beginning, please head over to either of the Main Blogs  Sweet Stamps ( Pinque Peacock ( This will be a 2 Day Hop starting at the Sweet Stamps Blog and the Pinque Peacock Blog each day. Please DO VISIT each of the Main Blogs to show your love to BOTH Companies that have organized this fun event for you! Tell Your Friends, too....Lot's of Eye Candy along the way!There is sure to be lots of Blog Candy, too!!!
have been working their Creative Efforts to the MAX behind the scenes, 
to create some wonderful projects using
the Pretties at the Pinque Peacock Shop
and the Fabulous Products from the Shop
This Hop will lead you directly into the NEW Challenge at theSweet Stamps BLOG
where the new Challenge will start and the theme will be everyone's favorite:
Now, onto my project today . . . .

     Good morning my sweet friends and Pinquettes. I am so excited to be part of this fabulous event. In case you just stumbled upon my blog please let me explain what all the excitement is about. Jess from the Pinque Peacock and Stacey and Kendra from Sweet Stamps offered products from their companies to the members of both Design Teams for us to create some fabulous projects for you. We have busy creating with all our goodies and boy are we having fun!
     The Sweet Stamp products I chose to use were: Wedding Swans and "with love" rubber stamps and also some gray ink spot. The detail on these stamps is fantastic and a great image to color with my copics. The Pinque Peacock products were: a large button from the May Release and a beautiful angel stick pin from the June release. I also used some 3girl jam ribbon that you can also get @ Pinque Peacock shop on FB. Just to get some business out of the way I have provide links to their shops below:

     Since we had a wedding to go to in May, I thought for my project I would use the Wedding Swans Stamp. Here is what I came up with:
     First I stamped the image with Momento Marker in Sweet Plum Ink because I wanted the colored image to stand out rather than a black outline. I used several Copic techniques to color my design. I have included the supply list of the copics below this post for you all to experiment with.

      I started with a piece of grey card stock that has a sheen to it. I used the Spellbinders classic scalloped circles-large to make an aperture in a 5"x7" card. I also cut a piece the same size out of pink card stock. This gave me my placement for the image. In order to make sure it lines up perfectly, I add a glue dot to the back of the circle and carefully lower into the opening. Once I know that it is centered correctly I can then use my Xyron tape to hold it all in place.
     Voila, perfectly centered! After I carefully colored my image I added some stickles to the flowers and to make the water glisten. I also used some gold Liquid Pearls for the wedding rings. Notice the slight blush to the swans cheeks. They look like blushing love birds, lol.

     I just love the colors in this button and how it picks up all the colors I used in the stamped image. No matter what Pinque Peacock products I use, they always bring out the best in my work. Of course I had to add an angel stick pin. Believe me when I say that the pictures do not do these justice, they are so beautiful in person. I finished this card off by adding the sentiment with a Spellbinders deckled rectangle cut piece of card stock and Sweet Stamps "with love" sentiment. Since I layered this on a piece of glittered card stock
(we all know how hard it is to adhere anything to it, lol) I used some small heart brads to hold it all together. The look was completed with some 3GirlJam ribbon from the pink and white bundle.
     I find sometimes when you make this type of card that it is hard to be able to add money or a gift card inside. You know I'm right,lol. So this is what I came up with:
     Yup, I added a small glassine envelope inside! This allowed us to add $$$ to the inside, still have room to write and add an element of surprise when they opened the card.
     I hope you have enjoyed my card and please be sure to check out the members on both Design Teams as well as visit the shops of these fabulous companies. Below you will find the copics that I used. Have a wonderful day!!!!!

Copic Recipe:

Swans: W1,W3,W5                                           
Beaks: YR01, YR02, YR07
Callas: R81,R83, R85
Spike Flowers: V12,V15,V17
Anthrium: Y21,Y23,Y28
Water: :BG02,BG05,BG07
Greenery: G20,G21,G24,G28

 HERE ARE THE FANTASTIC PRIZES BEING OFFERED TO 2 LUCKY HOPPERS(Prize Drawing Eligibility Rules are Below) Sweet Stamps is Sponsoring a Prize to 1 Lucky Hopper 1 PERSON WILL WIN
Gift Certificate can be used towards any Stamps, Sweet Stamps Dies or Shades Dye Inks Pinque Peacock is Sponsoring a Prize to 1 Lucky HopperA 2ND PERSON WILL WIN
Fabric Buttons, Handmade Fabric Flowers, and Pearl Beaded Stick Pinsall in Coordinating "Nana's Pillowcase" fabrics and colors RULES TO BE ENTERED TO WIN1 - HOP BOTH DAYS2 - LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH HOP STOP IN THE HOP3 - FOLLOW BOTH SWEET STAMPS AND PINQUE PEACOCK ON FB(LINKS ARE BELOW THE LINEUPS) Winners will be selected towards the beginning of Next Week (Monday or Tuesday-ish)to allow everyone ample time to visit all of the Hop Stops along the way!


  Now, you should be sure to head over to Monica's Blog to peek at her beautiful creation and get all the details on how it was created. ~~~HERE IS THE FULL LINEUP FOR BOTH DAYS~~~

 HOP LINEUP - DAY 1 (6/18/13) SS Blog
 Peacock ~
  1. Kendra Sand
  2. Donna K Baes~
  3. DeNetra Bates 
  4. Marji Franklin ~
  5. Erika Selander
  6. Janet Royer ~
  7. Lisa Lahiff
  8. Paula Driver ~
  9. Irit Shalom
  10. Susie Gerdes~
  11. Karrie Snider
  12. Beckie Woodall~
  13. Calypso Bastian
  14. Jessie Mitchell ~
  15. Shelly Schmidt
SS Blog Peacock ~

 HOP LINEUP - DAY 2 (6/19/13) SS Blog Peacock ~
  1. Kimberly Pate ~
  2. Annette Anderson
  3. Robin Perkey ~
  4. Carolyn LaBille
  5. Nupur Patel ~
  6. Roxie Glaza
  7. Mary Montecalvo ~
  8. Monica Edwards
  9.  An'Jenic Gibson~
  10. Denise Paxton
  11. Heather Flaherty ~
  12. Tamara Morton
  13. Lisa Woodward~
  14. Irena Kowalczyk
  15. Rhonda Bewley-Ratliff ~
SS Blog Peacock ~ If you want to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest things happening at Pinque Peacock and at Sweet Stamps, be our latest FANS!



Shelly Schmidt said...

Just Gorgeous! Love your coloring and the fun gift envelope enclosure. The button and Decorative Pin are beautiful!

Denise said...

Wow wow just GORGEOUS! Your project is so perfect!
I became 1 of your followers and is a Sweetie for SweetStamps
Loads of Crafty Hugs

Donna K said...

Beautiful card, Mary! Thanks for sharing all the details on how you put this beauty together. You work is always lovely!! It has been fun hopping along with you!
Crafty hugs!

~Donna K @ Created by Donna K

Salnclts said...

How beautiful!! I love using stickles as well! :)

Stacey Adams, said...

Oh my goodness, there are soooo many beautiful elements to this fabulous card! GORGEOUS coloring, love all the added shimmer too!

Roxie said...

Very nice card design and nice use of the embellishments.

scrapbookingforfun said...

Beautiful job on the stamping and the use of the Pinque Peacock items Mary. It is beautiful
Pinquette Shelley

Janet's Planet said...

I love your card and the idea of how to add money.. it's just gorgeous! TFS

ScrapYourWorld said...

such a special card!! love the swans and the coloring, and yes the button does pick up all the colors. GREAT job

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful coloring. I love your idea of adding the $$ envelope. Great idea.

Nupur said...

Wow Wow Wow...i love love love....this card.....its so sweet and love....amazing using of the emblishments...

Annette said...

Such a pretty card! Perfect matching details with the colours of your image. Lovely!
Hugs SweetStamps Annette

Unknown said...

Beautiful as always Miss Mary... Love this card! :)

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful card and lovely coloring

SusieScrapper said...

Just beautiful! You did an amazing job on this card and I'm sure they loved it!


Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful coloring and FABULOUS design! This is one of my favorite stamps ... thanks for more inspiration on using it! Great job!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome coloring and shading on the Wedding Swans. Love the bright colors on the image and in the button you used. Love the open front on your design and the angel stick pin is so cute. Beautiful wedding card.

Tiggerscraps said...

This is beautiful! I LOVE how you colored them and the little envelope is so clever!!

Robin said...

Beautiful card Mary!! I love it:) Such a sweet image and I love the use of the envelope tucked in the corner for a little something extra for the recipient:)


Sugarlips said...

This is so beautiful. I love the coloring and the pins looks great on it. The secret money spot it so creative :)

Lynne said...

I not only enjoyed your card, I loved it. Thanks for sharing how you made it. The stap fantastic, the coloring wonderful and the accessories beautiful. A winner for sure.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Stunning!! I love your coloring of the image, so beautiful! Love th secret money holder!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Absolutely stunning! Those swans look gorgeous!

An'Jenic G. said...

Awesome card. Love the swans and coloring. TFS AJ-

Anonymous said...

Super fun and sweet card love the colors you used and your coloring of the image...

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

You used two of my favorite images on your card today and what a beautiful card it is too!! Love how you incorporated the colors from the button in your card too!! Gorgeous.

Tamara Morton said...

What a stunning card love this stamp! Beautiful colours too
(Sweet stamps Dt)