Monday, August 24, 2020

Prized Peony Cards from a Friend

 My friend Bonnie recently returned to stamping and sent me a photo of what she'd made.  Her cards were so beautiful that I asked for her permission to share them here.  The wonderful part is that while the results look stunning and over-the-top, these cards are something anyone can make!  Let's get into the details.

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Card #1 (on the left)
  1. Cut a Thick Whisper White card base to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and fold in half at 4-1/4".  Ink edges with Basic Gray ink and a Sponge Dauber.
  2. Cut Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 4" x 5-1/4".  Lightly distress edges by using either your finger nail or the blades of a pair of Paper Snips.  Glue to card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Glue a Square Vellum Doily to card with Mini Glue Dots.  Place the glue dots where they will be hidden by the peony in the next step.
  4. Stamp image from Prized Peony set on Whisper White cardstock in Magenta Madness ink.  Cut with Peony Dies.  Attach to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Add Elegant Faceted Gems with the Take Your Pick Tool.
  6. Stamp a Whisper White Medium Envelope to match your card.

Card #2 (on the right)
  1. Cut a Gray Granite card base to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and fold in half at 4-1/4".  
  2. Cut 3 Whisper White layers to 4" x 5-1/4"; 3" x 4-1/4"; 2" x 3-1/4".  Stack them, largest on the bottom to smallest on the top.  Randomly stamp images from Prized Peony set in Basic Gray and Petal Pink inks.  Take care not to shift the panels while stamping.  Applying a very small bit of Stampin' Seal to attach the layers together will help to keep them in place while still allowing for separation when done stamping.
  3. Cut 2 Gray Granite layers to 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" and 3-1/4" x 4-1/2".  
  4. Separate stamped Whisper White layers from Step 2.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, attach largest panel to card base; medium panel to largest Gray Granite panel; smallest panel to smallest Gray Granite panel.
  5. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to glue medium panels to card base.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach smallest panels to card.
  6. Stamp peony from Prized Peony in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Petal Pink ink to the flower.  Start with a light layer and move in gentle circles.  Repeat to add more color until you get the shading you like.  Cut with Peony dies.
  7. Stamp leaves in Old Olive ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut with Peony dies.
  8.  Cut a length of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon and fold in half (Bonnie used the Petal Pink Metallic-Edged Ribbon from the previous Occasions Mini Catalog).  Attach to card with Mini Glue Dot.
  9. Attach leaves and peony from steps 6 and 7 with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  10. Stamp greeting on Petal Pink cardstock in Basic Gray ink.  Trim with Paper Snips and glue to card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  11. Add Elegant Faceted Gems with a Take Your Pick Tool.
  12. Stamp a Whisper White Medium Envelope to match your card.

A huge thank you to Bonnie for sharing her gorgeous cards and sharing how she made them!  You can get the supplies for these cards in my store.  Shop with me and earn Joyful Stamper Rewards points!

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