Sweet Peony Especially for you

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the Sweet Peony Collection

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Bone folder, white card for stamping and die cutting, White
Linen Card, Ranger Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink for stamping flowers, Brilliance Pearlescent Coral and Crimson Copper ink for coloring flowers, Color Box Olive Pastel Chalk ink for stamping
leaves, Memento Pistachio ink and Distress Forest Moss ink for
coloring leaves, Diamond Stickles, pink sheer ribbon. 


I like to do all my die cutting, shaping and coloring first.  
Die cut 2 of your Festive Holiday Decorative dies using white cardstock. TIP:  when stamping with Pigment ink you will have 
to let it dry or set with a heat gun before die cutting and 
coloring to avoid smudging. Using your Large Sweet Peony Stamp 
Set, Small Peony Stamp Set, stamp your flowers using the
Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick ink. Using the Small Sweet Peony
Stamp set
stamp the leaves using the Color Box Olive Pastel Ink. 
Using your Peony Bud and Blossom stamp set, stamp your buds
using a mixture
of the Olive Pastel on the leaves and the Worn Lipstick on the bud. When your stamped images have dried, use
your stack and store daubers to color your flowers, I have 
colored the main flower using a mixture of Pearlescent Coral 
and Crimson Copper,the smaller outer flowers I used the 
Pearlescent Coral.  The outer flowers I have used wired stamens
1 each in the outer flowers and 1 each in the small flowers in 
the top corner see tip below for curling your stamen wires).  
Color your leaves with Memento Pistachio ink and highlight 
edges with Distress Ink Forest Moss. Once dried die cut with coordinating dies. Using your mini mister lightly spray your 
flowers, shape using the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold. Shape
your peony bud using your Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
Cut your card base using the white linen cardstock 12” x 6 1/8”.
Fold your card in half, I like to run a bone folder over the 
spine of the card to give it a clean finish. Trim the selected cardstock from the Sweet Peony Collection, trim this down to 4
mats of 5 7/8” x 5 7/8”.  I like to use a full sheet of 
cardstock and have matching inserts and a rear mat. Lay your 
ribbon around you card base and leave equal amounts exposed 
to the right side to tie your bow. Hold in place with a little 
tape and adhere your front mat in place, this will hold you 
ribbon in place, repeat with the rear mat remembering to keep 
the card closed to avoid the ribbon bunching. Adhere your 
insert mats.

TIP: I like to use the metal stamen wire and curl them for added effect. I have done this on the outer flowers and the smaller 
flowers. I adhere my flower well in place and then using a skewer
or a pen or a stylus handle (depending on the size of the curl required) I curl the wire around and skewer and slide of to give
this beautiful curled wired effect.  You can do this before you
adhere your flower or when it is secured very well in place. 

Now you have all your elements done, you can complete your card. Adhere the flowers and decorative die cuts as pictured. Using designer dries clear adhesive adhere the “Especially for you” sentiment, a little glue on the left and right sides, so you canhold the left in place and when secure push the sentiment up to
have a raised effect for your heading and hold in place until dry, and you can loop the tail at the bottom of the blossom stamp through
your sentiment. Decorate with Stickles as desired. I like to
highlight the leaves and the Baby’s Breath. Tie your bow to
complete the card.

Happy Crafting 

Tracy C x x 


  1. Oh, your card inspires me Tracy! So beautiful!

  2. Such a gorgeous card Tracy!! I love how the paper gives so much depth to your lovely peony bouquet!

  3. Beautiful card Tracy! Love the gorgeous flowers and colors!

  4. This is a beautiful card. I love the colours you have used and the flower is gorgeous!

  5. This is so delicate, I love the sweet peonies. Beautiful card. X