Thursday, November 8, 2018

Blog Hop - Peacock by Avery Elle

Hello everybody, I'm happy to be hopping along with my fellow design team friends for Avery Elle's new release.  I'm introducing Peacock a new mini stamp set that comes with a co-ordinating die.

For this card I took a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and I ink blended it to a soft ombré affect using Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick (seemed appropriate)!!!  I then splashed some water onto it and blotted it up a few seconds later to slightly distress the background.

I made sure the panel was good and dry by using my heat gun on it and then I thoroughly wiped it with my Embossing Buddy.  I randomly stamped my Peacock image using Versamark Ink to form a wallpaper pattern.  I then heat embossed in Antique Gold.  Further adding to the Valentine's Day theme I grabbed a trio of hearts from an older Avery Elle stamp set called 'Sending You' and I used them to stamp and heat emboss in some of the spaces.

The completed panel was then simply die cut to provide the faux stitched edge affect and then applied to the 110lb white cardstock base by Neenah.  Finally I stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock using Versamark Ink again and then heat embossed in Antique Gold also.  This was applied with some Scotch Foam Tape.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, have fun hopping along to see all the new goodies from the rest of the Avery Elle Design Team.

Nicky x

Products Used:-
Peacock Stamp
Peacock Die

Avery Elle  
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis

Nicky Meek

To celebrate our Winter 2018 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, Novebmer 11th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 12th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
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Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!


  1. Love it love it love it!!! Hope you don't mind if I borrow that idea??? It's fantastic!! I love the background and the peacocks with hearts are fabulous!!

    1. Hi Lisa, thank you so much and yes, ABSOLUTELY you can borrow this idea, please go ahead!

  2. Cutest ever peacock! Love your adorable card!

  3. Love how the gold embossing looks on the pink background. Very pretty card! :)

  4. Gorgeous. Love all of the
    gold, mixed with the pink.
    thanks for sharing

  5. I love this peacock!
    Your card is lovely
    with the inked back
    ground and the gold
    embossed peacock.
    Carla from Utah

  6. I love your simple yet oh so thoughtful design here! Your blended background is so beautiful with the gold embossed peacock and of course I love all of the pink. So creative, I love it!

  7. So cute and pretty. Love the embossing.

  8. This is gorgeous! Love that beautiful and fun peacock.
    And the gold embossing on pink is so lovely.

  9. Fantastic card!! Love the gold embossing on pink, the peacocks are so pretty!! :)

  10. 1. Wow! What a delightful card!!! Lovely combo of colors!!!

  11. 2. Follow Avery Elle on Twitter as raggiodiluce82 (Arianna Barbara) and I've just tweeted about the contest

  12. 3. Follow Avery Elle on Facebook as Arianna Barbara and I've just shared about the contest with all my friends.

  13. 4. Follow Avery Elle on Pinterest as Arianna Barbara

  14. 5. I'm already Avery Elle's blog follower.

  15. 6. I'm already joining Avery Elle's Flickr group as Arianna Barbara (raggiodiluce82)

  16. The background is GORGEOUS! I love the embossing gold

  17. Very nice! The gold looks great against your background.

  18. OMG...that gold peacock embossed on the ombre base is amazing!

  19. Your card is so pretty! I love the heat embossed peacocks. :)

  20. Fantastic card! Gorgeous color with the gold embossing - wonderful design.