Hello there! Today’s card is another show-stopper (at least I think so) ~ the Peony Dies make it so simple! While I have created only one card, I have done two peonies 😏… When writing this post originally, I didn’t take photos of the step by step of putting these dies together, or some other things either. Since it was in my draft folder – I’ve revised a bit – so hope it isn’t too confusing!
Supplies needed for this card:
- Rococo Rose ink
- Sponge dauber
- Thick Whisper White (card base), Whisper White (panel overlay)
- Prized Peony stamp set
- Peony Dies
- Positive Thoughts stamp set (sentiments)
- Stazon black ink (sentiments)
- Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack ribbon – very vanilla
- Pearl Basic Jewels
- Bumblebee cs for the stamen
I began by using the edge die from the Peony Dies to create this gorgeous border on Whisper White panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, and set it aside. The dies in this set make putting together the peony so easy – it’s four dies that decrease in size that simply slip into one another, and then the stamen goes in last.
Die cut the four parts for the peony out of Whisper White cs. Here are the four dies, smallest to largest.
Using a sponge dauber, color each of the edges with Rococo Rose. At first I wanted to use Petal Pink or maybe Blushing Bride, but neither one suited ~ the Petal Pink was too light and the Blushing Bride, just no. Rococo Rose it was. TIP: When using the sponge dauber, go down the sides of each petal as well as along the top. AND… I slipped a piece of scrap into the slice of the paper to color the lower portion of each petal.
Begin slipping in each petal making certain you have the coloring just the way you want it. It is MUCH easier to make adjustments to the coloring as each petal goes together than if you try to do it later – just sayin’! Adhere the petals at the base as you go, with liquid glue. This next photo shows what points on the back side of the die cuts need to aligning.
The leaves are die cut from both Just Jade (background of the leaf) and Shaded Spruce for the detail portion. Adhere the peony with dimensionals, then add the leaves, adhering with liquid glue. When looking at the photo, notice I curled some of the leaves to make them three-dimensional. Leaves are never flat in nature!
Adhere the bow made from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Yes, it is very vanilla, but I love the look… kinda makes it look a bit country.
For the inside… stamp the medium peony from Prized Peony stamp set in Rococo Rose. Stamp the sentiment in Stazon Black ink.
For the envelope, stamp the medium peony all over the envelope flap, open ing the flap and letting the peony come into the main portion of the envelope. Then stamp again in the lower left corner. Stamping was done in Rococo Rose.
Now… here is the completed 2nd rose: cs is Rococo Rose; White Craft ink for highlighting and Rococo Rose for shading. The stamen is Soft Sea Foam.
Kinda fun to see the contrast from Whisper White cs to the Rococo Rose cs, isn’t it? Happy stamping, happy creating…
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