Shannan over at Pink Tulle with Feathers was holding a Carpe Diem contest. The challenge was to use a stamp or stamps in a way that they weren't intended or designed. I totally missed the deadline for the contest because I just couldn't get my act together, but I wanted to do the challenge anyway. Here is what I came up with. The birdie is from the Heidi Grace Tags and Words clear stamp set, and the "feathers" are from Fancy Florals stamp set by Verve Visual. I took two different size flower stamps from Fancy Florals and cut them apart to make feathers for a sort of peacock. Do you think it worked? I paper-pieced the body of the bird with SU Palette O'Prints. The layout it pretty simple, but I wanted to make it colorful to go with the Verve Visual sentiment. Hope this card brightens your day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- bird (Heidi Grace Designs), Fancy Florals and Thoughtful Phrases (Verve Visual); Paper- Palette O'Prints, Blue Bayou, So Saffron, Whisper White; Ink- Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, So Saffron; Accessories- rhinestone brads, ticket corner punch, Simple Circles brass template, Word Window punch, paper piercer, Black marker, May Arts ribbon, horizontal slot punch, Stardust Stickles.