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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rachel's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week we have free reign to CASE from the huge Everyday Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 12 -71. Wow, so many fabulous samples in this section makes it hard to choose and I didn't get too far before settling on this project. It was just the incentive I needed to break out new products from the Noble Peacock Suite.

I've changed up the colours and started  with a Gorgeous Grape card base. I cut another card front panel and embossed it with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder. I wasn't too sure about this embossing folder when I first saw it, but as usual, seeing it 'in real life' makes a huge difference. As I turned over the panel to added double-sided tape I saw the de-bossed side and decided I would go with that instead. Both are lovely, but the de-bossed side is more subtle and allows the focus to be on the peacock. When I have this dilemma, I take a photo of each option and that allows me to compare and decide. 

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the background to the peacock,  I embossed a panel of thick Whisper White with my favourite Subtle embossing folder and then die cut with the largest of the Stitched Label Dies. I find this process to provides a better result as the 'stitching' gets flattened and muddied when you die cut first and then emboss. 

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To create the peacock, I cut a panel of Whisper White and used daubers to blend Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape inks. I then positioned the peacock die to capture the colours in the way I wanted.  I pressed the die cut into the Versamark ink pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a lovely shiny finish. I hope you can see a bit of that in the photo above as it really takes it to another level. I popped up the peacock on 1mm foam pads for extra dimension. Yes, it was fiddly but worth it. I cut them into very narrow strips and added them to the vertical sections of the peacock tail. I've used the Silver Metallic Edge ribbon behind my greeting from the Parcels & Petals stamp set that was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the smallest of the Layering Ovals Dies. I finished with a little flower on the edge with some bling and a tiny 2mm rhinestone for the peacock eye.

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Granny Apple Green for the writing panel and stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set towards the top in Gorgeous Grape.  There was a corner left on my sponged panel, so I die cut the peacock feather and used the same process of pressing it into Versamark ink and clear embossing it.


Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Parcels & Petals
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon
Tools     Subtle EF, Stitched Label Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Detailed Peacock Dies, Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder,  Big Shot,  1mm foam pads (not SU), Clear EP, Heat gun, Sponge daubers, Glue Dots, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (retired)

If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what my lovely friend Tina has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Noble Peacock Suite and thanks for visiting me today!


Monique Fielder

Your colours are just stunning, I like the brighter colours so much more than the original. And the shimmer is so pretty, I can only imagine how great it is in person.

Rachel Palmieri

Everything about this card is fabulous Judy! The sponged colours, the debossed background, it all comes together so well.

Tina Gillespie

Absolutely stunning, Judy! I love the graduated colours on the peacock and feather, and they look even more amazing embossed. Wow!

Peta Stephen

Judy, your card looks amazing, these colours are so striking. I love the shiny clear embossed finish to your peacock.

Michelle Strazds

The sponging on the peacock looks great and the clear embossing just adds that little bit extra. Great job.

Shannon Kissane

Wow wow wow, this card is so beautiful. I think my favourite I have seen from anything with this set. I love the shine you got by clear embossing the die cut, I have never thought to do this - such a great idea.

Elizabeth Gross

OH I love the clear embossing over the top, soooo effective. Gorgeous card Judy

Julia Quinn

Wow, this is a stunning work of art! Love the colours and thank you for the tip about embossing and cutting in order.

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