There are a couple of challenges around at the moment that ask us to use a technique we've not tried before. Oh dear, I didn't think I was going to be able to enter, because being a bit of a dabbler, I thought I'd tried just about everything.
Then this morning when I was reading this week's "Friday Die Day" post at Creativity Continues, I saw that Christine had used a die to emboss without cutting - something I'd never tried before! So I used her idea of using the embossed die to create a background. I used a large Spellbinders medallion die (sorry, I can't remember the name) with the centre section removed, and made up my embossing sandwich just as I would have done if I'd already cut it, and then ran it through the Grand Calibur.
As a topper, I sponged ink (from several different Kaleidacolour pads, as they happened to be the shades I wanted) over a scrap of white card and then die cut the peacock which was a magazine freebie die a few months ago.
A hint of matting and some liquid pearls added the finishing touches.
I am sharing this with:
AAA Cards - New to you technique
Shopping Our Stash - Learn Something New
House of Cards - add a bird or colour challenge