Tuesday, September 15, 2020

These cards feature the Peony Dies from Stampin' Up!.

I just love this layered Peony Die from Stampin' Up!.  I made the Peonies in several different colors and then picked Cardstock and/or  DSP to complement the paper and matching ink color.  This flower is made from four die cuts and then assembled.  After the individual pieces were die cut, I shaded each piece with a sponge dauber and matching ink around the outside edges.  You can see that I applied a wider strip of color to the bottom of each piece, and just a bit of color to the top edge. Then the pieces are assembled from smallest to largest, by inserting them inside the next larger piece. The pieces all align at the bottom edge which is easiest to see from the back of the flower.  I attached two glue dots to the bottom of the back of the piece to hold them in place. 

For this first card the bottom mat was cut from Highland Heather CS, the top mat and the peony pieces were cut from Purple Posy CS and shaded with Purple Posy Ink.  I embossed the top mat using the Tufted Embossing Folder.  The "leaf stem" pieces were die cut from Highland Heather CS using one of the Forever Flourishing Dies.  The peony was popped up with Dimensionals.  Then I applied Tape Runner to the back of the leaf pieces and inserted them behind the peony.  The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Highland Heather Ink, cut out with one of the Stitched Label Dies, and popped up with Dimensionals.  Lastly I added a few Clear Faceted Gems.

This next card was made similarly.  The bottom mat, peony and leaf pieces were cut from Rose Red CS and shaded with Rose Red Ink.  The top mat was cut from Pink Pirouette CS and then embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White CS using Rose Red Ink, cut out using one of the Bunch of Banner Dies and then popped up with Dimensionals.  For this card I added some White Perfect Accent Dots.