Thursday, September 17, 2020

These cards feature the Prized Peony Stamp Set and coordinating 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. 

The bottom mat for this first card was cut from Pool Party CS and then stamped with the middle size peony stamp using Pool Party Ink to create my own DSP.  I stamped the stemmed peony stamp in Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White CS, colored the stem and leaves using the, and the bud was colored with the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends. Then this piece was cut using one of the Stitched Nested Dies. The layered peony was cut from Rich Razzleberry CS, shaded with Rich Razzleberry Ink and popped up with Dimensionals (covering the flower of the stamped image).  The bow was made using Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and attached with Glue Dots.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS and cut out with one of the Stitched Label Dies. Lastly I added some Clear Epoxy Drops that I colored with the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends. 

The bottom mat for this next card was cut from Petal Pink CS. I added a strip of gray Frosted Floral DSP to the left side and then cut a thin decorative strip of Gray Granite CS using a die from the featured set and glued it to the right edge of the DSP.  The Whisper White Mat on the top was cut using one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I sponged some Petal Pink Ink on the edges, added some Petal Pink Dots using a stamp from the Forever Ferns Stamp Set and popped this piece up with Dimensionals..  The layered peony was cut from Petal Pink CS, shaded with Petal Pink Ink and popped up with Dimensionals. The leaf pieces were cut from Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz CS, shaded with coordinating inks, and inserted under the peony using Tombow Glue.  The sentiment is from the Forever Ferns Stamp Set, was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS, and cut out using one of the Ornate Frames Dies.  Lastly I added some Petal Pink Pearls from my stash.


For this last card the bottom mat was cut from Pool Party CS, the top mat was cut from a piece of Frosted Floral DSP.  I added a strip of Pool Party CS across the center that I had cut using the Stitched Lace Die and trimmed to desired size. The layered peonies were cut from Pool Party CS, shaded with Pool Party Ink. The leaves were stamped using stamps from the featured set using Pool Party Ink on Pool Party CS and then cut using the coordinating dies from the featured set, they were glued to the base.  The bottom peony was popped up with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Pool Party Ink, and cut out using one of the Bunch of Banners Dies.  Lastly I added some Pearls from my stash.