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Hello, I’m back today with some more inspiration for the Seven Hills Crafts Colorado Craft Company celebration week. Today I am featuring the Big and Bold Hope Sings Peacock stamp set – these stamps are so perfect for both practicing colouring and creating a card panel with just the one image. I used some inspiration pictures of real peacocks in order to chose the correct markers and give me some guidance on how to colour them.

For my first card, I used both the peacock’s head and feather to create a scene on my card panel. I stamped the head first in some Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and used some Post-It Notes to mask off the neck before stamping the feather image repeatedly across the bottom of the card. I wanted to make it seem as though his tail is fanning out behind him.

Next, my favourite part – the Copic colouring! I really had fun with this one, selecting some bright, bold colours. I started with the background to make sure I didn’t get any colour bleed from the markers.  A few finishing touches with my coloured pencils enhanced the shadows and highlights, to create a general happy anything card!

My next card features just the feather from the set. I stamped it out in a repeating pattern across the whole card panel. I could focus in on the bright oranges, blues and greens to create another generic greeting card that can be used for any occasion.

Check out the Seven Hills Crafts blog this week for some more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!