Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Peony Birthday

Hello and welcome!  I'm popping in with a card for four different challenges, finally using my new Lovely Layers Peony die set!

I went down the left column (birthday, slimline, die cut/punch) for Ann's Tic Tac Toe Challenge, as I knew a slimline birthday card would work well with the large die cut blooms, which were colored in pinks to go with Carol's photo challenge at JUGS.  Plus, die cuts also for the ATSC and finally a stenciled background for the STB challenge.

I just love it when you have a vision and it all works out, because quite honestly, it doesn't always for me lol!  The flower petals and leaves were all die cut from white card stock, then ink blended with several inks to achieve this blend.  Originally I was going for pink with yellow edges on the petals but then on one I accidently blended the lightest pink over the yellow and loved the peachy color it created, so I went with it!  Of course, since it's ink blending each petal varies in coor, but the end result with these layering dies is amazing.

Pink was added to a white panel using the Fanfare stencil, trimmed down, then adhered to the back of the slimline scallop frame, which had been die cut twice and layered for a bit of dimension.  That piece was layered on a fuchsia panel and added to the card base.  I arranged the flowers and leaves, leaving room for the foiled sentiment, then adhered everything, including a few antique gold sequins.  As you can imagine, there's lots of dimension on this card with the layered die cut flowers, so I'm sure it will end up being mailed in a box or padded envelope if not hand delivered.

I'm so glad you took time to stop by!  Take care and happy crafting!


Stamps:  None
Paper:  Hammermill, Neenah Solar White, Doll Pink (SSS)
Ink:  Citrus Burst, Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Magenta, Lime, Fresh Leaf and Green Opal (Altenew)
Other:  Lovely Layers Peony dies (Honeybee Stamps), Happy Birthday Duo Foil Plate and Die (Waffle Flower), Fanfare Stencil (SSS), Slimline Scallop Frame (included in the Envelope Builder die set by Trinity Stamps), Antique Gold sequins (Altenew), Gold Glimmer Hot Foil (Spellbinders)


Carol said...

GORgeous ink blending on the florals and the other details like the frame and background are so pretty Stef! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls!

Jennie Maier said...

Don't you just love it when you can combine challenges??? I sure do and you did a great job! Way to rock the tic tac toe with us. Pretty card! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week!

JulieP said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the shading on the petals and of course your beautifully stenciled background. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a lovely card! Those flowers are amazing! Thanks for joining in at JUGS & STB

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Stef! The stenciled background is the perfect backdrop for these stunning die cut flowers. This card has so much wonderful depth and dimension, and I LOVE the slimline design. Thank you for playing in my Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at The Paper Players this week!

Nancy said...

I spotted this beauty in all my travels and I was simply blown away by how pretty it was. The shading on the peony is just sensational, Stef! Love that the colors worked out the way they did as I love the Peach color too. Great stencil background as well. Thanks for linking up at both Just Us Girls and Seize the Birthday and using our topping. Take care!

LeAnne said...

TOTALLY full of gorgeous-ness! That peony looks like it could hop right off the page and into a vase! Your creations are always gorgeous, I am never disappointed by them! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Just stunning Steph! I love the stencilled background and layered peonies - the shading on the petals is fabulous and I love the slimline design too. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

foleysfriend said...

Beautiful petals on your peonies. The ink blended petals are simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.