Platinumpeacock.blog has new sneak peeks of items on the “Fall Frenzy kit”, to be released next month, by Creative Escape Papercrafting! Due to the commitment of designing for creativeescapepapercrafting.com we had a Design Team Call and had a lot of talented people apply! THANK YOU to everyone applied; we are blessed to have that much interest! So, we have a diverse Design Team: Annie, Dawn, Jen, Karen & LeeAnn make up all of Platinum Peacock’s creative team! We have Clean & Simple, Classic, Shabby Chic and Rich with Detail…. From Prismas, watercolors, Spectrum Noir & Copics… all kinds of coloring, styles and cards will be featured from the U.S. & Scotland!
Month: August 2017
#Sneak Peek for “Fall Frenzy”
From pale yellow to canary, a very light sage to grass green, different, fiery hues of orange: Fall color in exclusive, scored leaves created by Creative Escape Papercrafting! These embellishments are perfectly sized for cards. The back of the leaves are white so you can ink them, color them, use Distress Dioxide, etc. if you wish! Crafting is not about rules – it’s about fun! At least, it should be! Are you getting excited about “Fall Frenzy”?!
#54321cards Asymmetrical DIY Floral Cluster from 1 stamp set
This beauty sort of got buried with all of the announcements! We had a giveaway! AND Creative Escape is giving away an entire kit! Lovely 🙂 For what’s next up on the agenda, we do a bit more with the “summer Blossoms” Kit. Make sure to follow & subscribe to @creativeescape6 on twitter and creativeescape1 on Instagram for sneak peaks & to be entered to win a full card kit!!!! Amazing! Creative Escape Papercrafting: Thank You so much for your generosity & compassion for all of our friends that subscribe & watch us…. Really nice to be able to pay it forward because I’ve heard it a lot & it’s true: budget. Everyone has a one so a kit is an awesome giveaway!
Winner & ANOTHER #Giveaway!
First of, a HUGE Thank You to all of that subscribe to the blog &/or creativeescape1 & @creativeescape6 on Instagram & twitter. (You will want to add those to you list because sneak peaks start tomorrow!!!) The time’s come to draw a name and Tania Nogle, I finally drew yours! So, Ms. Tania, please e mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your full address! 🙂 Your persistence paid off! *Carla from Utah, please e mail us as well because you are the runner up! (Yep, that is new too. CRAZY GOOD!) The runner up is made possible by Creative Escape Papercrafting, so THANK YOU for giving Platinumpeacock the pleasure of giving back so much! Great way to kick off a start-up that supports American manufacturing & design whenever possible!
Thank You so much for your support as we continue our journey here at Platinumpeacock! A HUGE You to everyone that left comments & subscribes!!!
HELLO, I got so excited about the giveaway I published without the entering info about the other giveaway! LOL Creative Escape Papercrafting is giving away an entire card kit!!!! Stay tuned! I don’t have a lot of details that I can share 😦 BUT we’ll know more over the weekend…. And share details. I do know that the way to win will be by adding @creativeescape6 & creativeescape1 to twitter & Instagram for sneak peaks, updates, info and more. The owner is really great & I just found out about the kit giveaway today!!!
Extra chance(s) to win 4 NEW Dioxide inks! +Sneak Peaks!!!
On twitter &/or Instagram follow: creativeescape1 &/or @creativeescape6 My gosh, things are taking off for fun sneaky sneak peaks of the “Fall Frenzy” Kit which will have a portion of the profits going to a well-known food pantry in the Mid-West! So great! I’D FOLLOW since is doing a KIT GIVEAWAY!!! https://creativeescapepapercrafting.com/ Please follow along to hop into that! Wow! AWESOME 🙂 “Sunrise & tide” colors of inks: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Abandoned Coral & Fossilized Amber. GOOD LUCK!
#54321 Square Sunset Card
Ready for a customized creation from your stamp set from the Summer Blossoms Card Kit from Creative Escape Papercrafting? Let’s also use the #54321 method of rating for this card to get also make the most of our supplies AND time! the crafting! Stamping can be a bit tedious if you create your own large clusters from independent images UNLESS you happen to have a video under 10 minutes to walk you through everything: from start to done! 🙂 So, I wanted to try to see how much mileage I could get out of this beautiful stamp set that has become a “go to” already for me & will continue to be because the quality! After more than 15 years (yikes!) of stamping, embossing and creating cards, this set is one of the highest quality sets I’ve had the pleasure of using! If you have gotten to know us, via YouTube, Facebook, Google, Instagram, the blog, etc… you know we are honest about any product or issue we may encounter. I have been SO impressed & proud to be able to design for a start-up that insists on high quality items at a great price point! The white cardstock I used for: stamping all images, coloring, shading, blending Prismas & erasing, when necessary, is included in every kit Creative Escape Papercrafting whether it’s a coloring kit, card kit. So, if you purchase(d) any kit, you can do this technique with the white cardstock they use! (Love that you have always gotten an extra sheet in the card kits, if you make a mistake cutting your bases or want to make more than 10 cards, you certainly can!)
Then, I used a 3 x 6 inch piece of white paper to stamp & color additional flowers & leaves extra dimension. Note, you can keep this as a one layer card if you would like! I just got into a groove stamping and accidentally got the side of a knuckle into the stamp pad, so layering seemed like a good option for my goof! Then, I bended the pieces a bit to give them a more realistic look and went over the edges with a black marker. Next, I used a favorite staple in the craft room: the glue gun to create support for the cut images & glued those puppies on! I simply stamped “Cherish” with that black ink that’s out to get me 🙂 & glued 2 foiled butterflies together to create a very sturdy, single gold foiled butterfly to the card. I did add the blush layer & did my own yellow ombre touch to the white cThe final touch: 1 of pretty self-adhesive aurora borealis stones at the top of the “i”! So, this card rates as a 5 on the #54321 scale, however, it’s one my favorite cards I’ve made for little while. It’s worth it to color the images & many of us love to color anyway! Hope you’ll give this technique a try! Links below for supplies! *LAST DAY TO ENTER (8/17/17) FOR THE SUNRISE & TIDE NEW DISTRESS DIOXIDE INKS!!!* SUBSCRIVE to the blog or YouTube AND leave a comment & you’re entered!!!
Additional supplies: 24 count Prisma colored pencils, tape runner, a few foam squares, glue gun, “Calligrapher” marker by Sakura, scrap paper for masking, washi tape and fiskars scissors
Fun With “Fall Frenzy”
There’s a lot of excitement around here at Platinumpeacock.blog… This week FUN previews are going to begin from the brand new “Fall Frenzy” kit from creativeescapepapercrsfting.com on Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest! We’ve had the honor of receiving the kit recently & it covers SO MANY things: Fall, nature, Thanksgiving, Thankful (I think we all need to be thankful, especially around this time of year.) GUY CARDS!!!, birthday, thinking of you, thank you, everyday, hello, the list goes on and on… We even designed a Christmas or Hanukah card with the kit! A few fun things: it’s a bit larger kit AND it’s still affordable, offering a lot of versatility. An American company known for quality created the stamps on a *full* 4×6 sheet of images & words. Plus, you do get dies you’ll use often! (Chronic crafters & card makers unite!:) So, you can create, stamp and die cut throughout the entire season and even into Christmas or Hanukkah, if you choose! (We’ve found it’s typically most efficient to create a set with one theme and then move along with the season(s) or theme.) Aside from supporting as many American manufacturing companies as possible, we love that creativeescapepapercrafting.com really thinks things through! Every single item added into the kits they put together are useful & diverse to give you a big bang for your buck! PLUS, a portion of the profits made from the “Fall Frenzy” kit is going to food pantries! AMAZING! We hope you enjoy all of the fun sneak peaks and consider a test drive with creativeescapepapercrafting.com SHIPPING: I want to mention this because shipping adds up! Most places pile on shipping costs, but not creativeescape! It’s all USPS flat rate to anywhere in the world! That may have been requested for our U.K. friends! If you add a coloring stamp set to -ANY- card kit, it’s added for FREE! Soooo good! A stamping kit consists of: a stamp of your choice that you use your preferred ink & ink color on, plus a stash of essentials: 8×11 sheet of: white bleed proof coloring paper for alcohol markers; a sheet of heavy duty white watercolor paper for Clean Color markers, watercolor pencils, Distress Ink or Dioxides, etc.; a sheet of heavy duty white paper for stamping, colored pencils, or really thick card base. We’ve used the “heavy duty paper” with alcohol markers, heat embossing, Prismas, stamping & it’s held up beautifully! You can now request Prismas in 24 or 36 count, to be added to the box! Told ya it’d be a fun post! 😉
Source: Helloooooo….Crafters! You do a great job; I think great minds think alike! LoL I started the #54321 method for 10 cards! It’s so much easier to gage cards, techniques & time! After all, we are supposed to enjoy making cards! Take care, dear!-Jen & Platinumpeacock.blog Team
HOW TO ENTER Distress Oxide: sunrise & tide colors
We’ve had some questions on how to enter our Distressed Oxide giveaway. Here’s a quick explanation: Subscribe to PlatinumPeacock’s YouTube Channel http://youtube.com/c/PlatinumPeacock <(click here ). To follow our blog (click the follow button in the lower right hand corner of this screen) to enter for a chance to win. Take care & stay crafty, my friends! ~Jen & Team @ Platinumpeacock.blog
Giveaway: 2nd Colors of OXIDE
There has been confusion about the Distress Oxide Giveaway, 2nd Round so we thought we’d keep a simple & basic post to go over everything. COLORS: Sunrise & Nature theme for colors so we have Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers & Salty Ocean Details: 1) Everyone can enter! We never restrict entries based upon location! 2) Enter by subscribing to the blog OR our YouTube channel, Platinum Peacock Paper crafting AND LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW. IF you don’t leave a comment, you won’t be entered into to the pot for drawing because we respect names, subscribers, screen names, etc. SO WE’LL ANNOUCE THE WINNER ON THE BLOG ON THURSDAY AUGUST 17th, 2017 BY 9;00 p.m. EDT. We wish you all luck! If you have entered AND commented, you are covered!