Wednesday, June 24, 2020

More Peonies for June!

Yesterday I shared my first Peony card using the Prized Peony bundle.   Today,  I have another card to share, and it might possibly be one of my current favorites!

Again I used the Prized Peony stamp set with it's matching Peony dies.  Instead of using the Peony Garden DSP, I instead used a marble pattern from the In Good Taste designer paper. If there was a brick wall pattern, I might have chosen that, but I love the subtle marbling in this pattern!


Isn't it gorgeous?!  I colored the flower with our brand new Melon Mambo stampin' blends.  Don't you just love the intense color?!  It's so funny that I  always thought Melon Mambo was SO pink until they introduced us to Magenta Madness!

So, how did I make the card?! Here's the recipe:

Card base: Smoky Slate, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at  4 1/4"
Layer  1: In Good Taste dsp, Marble pattern, 4" x 5 1/4", stamped with "Your Sweet Friendship..." sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder
Layer  2: Square Vellum Doilies
Layer 3: Whisper White cardstock scrap, 4" x 4", stamped with the large peony in Memento ink, then colored with Melon Mambo Light blend  and Mossy Meadow Light blend.  Cut out the peony with the coordinating Peony die, then attach over the square doily with dimensionals. Attach a "sprinkling" of Gilded Gold gems.

Here's a closeup  of the card and the coloring:


Thanks for joining me for another Peony card! I'd love it if you left me a comment so I can see that you've visited!  Who knows ... you might get one in the mail from me!



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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

June means ... Peonies!

When I  think of June, I think of warm summer nights, beach days, ... and flowers!   I specifically equate peonies with June, don't you?!  

I had fun with this new bundle from Stampin' Up!  I made several cards that I'll be sharing over the next few days.  

This particular card  is very easy to make.  I had a thick whisper white card base that I stamped with one of the floral images  from the Prized Peony stamp set (the one without the stem).  Because I wanted it to be subtle, I actually stamped OFF the Gray Granite ink (meaning I randomly stamped the first generation on a scrap piece of paper, then  stamped a 2nd time, without reinking, on the card base).  


Next, I matted the Gray Granite DSP with a Gray Granite mat, 1/4" larger than the DSP, 3 3/4" x 5" (the DSP was 3 1/2" x 3 3/4").  Finally,  on a large scrap of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the peony image with the stem, cutting out the stamped image with the coordinating die from the bundle.  Before attaching the mat/DSP layer, I tied and knotted some luscious Gray Granite satin ribbon around the piece. Attach  these layers, then adhere the cut-out  peony, bumping it up with dimensionals. 
Above is a closeup view of the card.  I think the peonies stamped on  the card base look very natural!  For best results, make sure you turn the stamp and even stamp off  the edges of the card (with scrap paper underneath of course!).    
Don't you just love this bundle?!  If you want to know how to get it for free, just join my team as  a demonstrator (no, you don't have to sell ...  or you can   if you  choose!).  Pick out $125  of  product for $99,  choose your free bundle in addition, and then wait for your package to come  .. no shipping fee!
Thanks for joining me today!  Come back tomorrow for another beautiful peony card!   (Supply list for the   card above is below!)  Make sure you leave me a comment!   I just might send you the card!


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