Hi there, and thanks for stopping in for a little visit. This card is definitely much prettier IRL; my photography skills just don't do it justice! The die is from Cheery Lynn (and cut quite well...I have some that do not!). The motif was cut from lightweight black c/stock, had to poke out a few bits. Mounted on a silvery blue glitter paper & rounded the corners. Cardbase is also black, embossed with an embossing folder; then used Viva Decor Inca Cobalt Blue to wipe some color over the black embossing. The picture does not show up well, but it's quite pretty I think. The sentiment was diecut from black c/s using an Elizabeth Craft die. DH has a birthday next month, and I think this will be for him. Blue is his favorite color! Ya'll have a grand day, and come back again soon. Hugs


  1. Lovely card Mary, hope your hubby has a wonderful day when it comes.

  2. Lovely card Mary - and that's a fabulous die too. Hugs, Di xx

  3. Mary - your birthday card looks charming and I really like it - our cards never seem to photograph the same as in real life and it can be so disappointing - I know.

  4. Hello Mary: love that die..I really like peacocks...nice job using the glitter paper..I love too glitter stuff!
    Have you tried posting your photo in a "large" setting? when you download photo from blogger and your photo is on your post click on it and it will highlight there will be a little "window"/bluish color and there you can choose small, large, add caption etc...if you click on large maybe this way your details will show more? just a suggestion :) ...thanks for sharing

  5. Mary, I LOVE this! Gorgeous die and I just know your husband will love the card. My favorite color is blue too! Beautiful and elegant!

  6. Hi Mary, that is such a gorgeous die, I love and I love your card, it is a real beauty. I think your DH will be very impressed to receive this. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Fabulous card, love all the glitter and a super image bet the black on the glitter does look wonderful in RL.

    Thanks so much for the award.

    Kath x

  8. Your Peacock looks beautiful and I bet it looks superb in real life. Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s. Thanks for the email. I will pass the info in to my blooging friend. They may be things she hasn't tried.

  9. I think it's stunning, and I too can not quite get the photography down to bring out the best in my crafting, but I can see all past that with your card. It's just lovely, and I bet it is amazing IRL!


  10. What an elegant diecut! It's so lovely on the blue! Have you ever seen a peacock in flight? I'll send you some pics. It's awesome!

  11. Hi there - just love this card - and can see why it hard to photograph some cards are just like that!! thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x

  12. What a fabulous intricate and gorgeous.

    I enlarged the card to see all the fabby details and enlarging it really showed off everything you described. I love how you sort of rubbed over the embossed background...makes it so shimmery and pretty.

  13. Wow Mary this card is beautiful! I love that die, it is amazing! That glitter blue paper is just so dazzling too! Love the embossed card base too!! I think this will be a great birthday card for Joe!! Hugs my friend! PS,Gosh I didn't think it's been so long since I've visited, but it must have been!!! lol I will try to do better!


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