The peacock has a long history in the Middle East.  The peafowl perhaps were originally brought by early Indian traders to ancient Babylon. The male peacock’s plumage of shimmering blues and greens fascinate even as its raucous cries seem so at variance with such beauty.  The peacock was a symbol of immortality in some areas and symbolized royalty and power in India.  Which is one of the reasons I wanted to pair the Beautiful Peacock Sale-a-bration stamp set with the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  One of the reasons I choose this paper was because one of the patterns is that of a peacock feather, well in my mind it is a stylized one anyway.  Here’s a look at my card today.

Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Beautiful Peacock, Fresh Fig Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Peacock, Stampin' Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio

I have always loved the beautiful colors and plumage of the peacock so this was a must have Sale-a-bration pick for me when I saw it in the Sale-a-bration brochure.  I paired it with the Eastern palace Designer Series paper because it contains the colors of a Peacock through out the pack.  So, I knew it would be the perfect match, not only in appearance, historically, but color-wise as well.

Sale-a-bration is one of the biggest times of the year for Stampin’ Up!, Demonstrators, and customers.  For Every $50 you spend before taxes and shipping you get to pick a free item from the sale-a-bration brochure.

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Beautiful Peacock Photopolymer Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, Fresh Fig Cardstock, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series paper, Dapper Denim Classic Stampin’ Pad, Lemon Lime twist Classic Stampin’ Pad, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Snail Adhesive,

I started out by cutting my Very Vanilla Cardstock down to 4 3/4 x 3 1/2.  On this piece I stamped the plumage first in Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink.  Next I stamped the peacock body in the opening in the plumage stamp in Dapper Denim.  I added the other feathers and sentiment in Fresh Fig classic Ink.  Once the stamping was done I added a few Rhinestones on the feathers of the peacock to add just a little bling.  Next I added three more rhinestones through out the card to finish it off.  I added this to a piece of Fresh Fig Cardstock cut at 4 7/8 x 3 5/8.  This was then placed on a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper that was cut at 5 x 4 1/4.  I wanted you to be able to see the designer paper and the peacock which was why i went with the small stamped image.  All of this was placed on a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Thick Very Vanilla Cardbase.

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Beautiful Peacock Photopolymer Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, Fresh Fig Cardstock, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series paper, Dapper Denim Classic Stampin’ Pad, Lemon Lime twist Classic Stampin’ Pad, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Snail Adhesive,

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Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed my card for today.  If you would like to get your own Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set you can pick it as your Free Sale-a-bration item with a $50 order in my online store.

Happy Stampin’

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