Wednesday, April 8, 2009

One classy peacock!

Would it be appropriate to give someone a peacock card for their wedding? Or anniversary? I am trying to figure out what exactly the occasion would be for this card. . .I'd love to hear your thoughts!
When Unity's January Kit of the Month came out, I was SO excited to play with this peacock. . . .and this week (yes, THIS week) I finally did. It's just embarassing, that it took me so long - I was sick for umm. . a long time people, let us not forget. ;)
I have had some pretty good sized scraps of this beautiful Kaiser Craft paper, leftover from a card kit . . .and it was begging to be used - or trashed - and I couldn't let that happen, so I got busy. (You'll see some more cards with this paper, throughout the next few weeks!)
One more thing I'd like to point out on this card . . .my newly developed, highly technical Faux Brad technique. (Sounds fancy and important, doesn't it?) Here are the difficult instructions: make a dot with a black Sharpie. Put a dot of Liquid Glass (or some other clear liquid dimensional substance) on top. Let it dry. Ta-da, faux brads.
I colored this lovely little peacock with colored pencils, and added some pizazz with a Sharpie gold paint pen. That's it folks!! Pretty simple, and completely ocassion-less, but awfully cute :) So, DO TELL. . .what kind of ocassion would YOU give this card for????? Help me out here!

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card!!

    If you go to this blog it gives the symbolic meanings for the peacock. Hope it helps.
    http://symbolic-meanings.com/2007/08/17/symbolic-meaning-of-peacocks/

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  2. oooh, this is gorgeous! I think that it would definitely work for wedding or anniversary, but when I look at it I see graduation...with a sentiment inside something like... "You stand out in a crowd!"

    I love your faux brad idea too...so creative! smiles...

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  3. I can imagine the inside saying Congradulations, Great Job, or You Are Special. I will use your fake brad idea soon. Jill S

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  4. love the faux brad idea!!! :) i agree with Christy... love it as a graduation card!!!

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  5. Very pretty card! I often look at the peacock and wonder, hmmm, what can I do with him?! You've shown me a possibility! Love the faux brads.

    From the info that Tonya left, which is really awesome, I could see graduation, encouragement, new job... something along those lines. Maybe a little excerpt from the description of the symbolism of the peacock adhered to the back so that the receiver gets the big picture.

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  6. great card Laura! I think this card could be used for almost any occasion. You could definetly pull it off for a wedding or graduation because the colors are so classic. You could do thank you, thinking of you, miss you - pretty much anything.

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  7. When I first saw this cute little peacocks face I thought he was thinking "oh you're not feeling so good?" But with the colors/papers you used it could be used for some many things. I love it!

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  8. What a stunning card! I had a look at Tonya's website - how interesting was that! Think I'll be hooked on that site now! I could see it really being used for any occasion - anything from Good Luck to Thinking of You
    Love the faux brads idea ... I'll definately be using that!

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  9. Beautiful...what a fun, fun card. :) Fab design too! :)

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  10. Laura: I love the idea of the faux brads. This is really great! Thanks for the tip.
    Hugs

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  11. I'm with you - the peacock is wonderful!!!

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You're so sweet to say HELLO! :)