Hi friends! This is a photo- and explanation-heavy post, so you’ve been warned. 🙂
Today’s post is inspired by a dress that my 21 month old daughter was wearing last week. It’s the cutest little dress, with a little ruffle on the bottom and the colors look so gorgeous with her fair skin and light brown hair and pretty blue eyes. Of course, I’m slightly biased, but I think she’s the most adorable girl ever.) The colors and florals really inspired me, and I realized that I hadn’t used my new Vintage Linens set from PTI. I pulled out some Zig Clean Color markers, my archival ink, and my Misti, and got to work.
I wanted to create a wreath of sorts, so I stamped one of each size of outlined flower on Post It paper to create some masks. (I bought it ages ago to use with my Cricut, but it didn’t cut worth a darn, so I am glad that I finally found a good use for it!) I stamped and masked flowers on my Strathmore watercolor paper, then used my markers to color them. (Isn’t that peachy pink just the most beautiful color??) I decided to turn it into a shaker card, so I die cut a circle out of the center. Then, I die cut a few of the larger flowers, colored them the same fuschia color, and placed them on the wreath so they overlapped with the shaker portion. I used my Fuse tool to create a shaker pocket, using seed beads and sequins from Hobby Lobby, Pretty Pink Posh, and The Ton. A die cut “thanks” from PTI’s Wet Paint series cut in Royal Velvet over the top of the shaker and a lilac glitter strip at the bottom of the card finished it off.
Hope you all enjoyed! I’ve been working on some baby shower decor this week for my little nephew, so my card desk has been feeling sorely neglected. Hopefully I can get the bulk of the shower prep done this weekend so I can get back to my cards! Have a great weekend, friends!
The title says it all. This peony stamp is seriously so gorgeous.
My first card with this cling stamp from The Ton was trimmed down quite a bit, because I couldn’t get the solid peonies to stamp well on the watercolor paper due to the texture on the paper. (It’s Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.) I have some hot press paper on order from Amazon, but until that arrives tomorrow, I decided to play around with some fussy cutting to attempt to get smoother solid peonies. I gold heat embossed the majority of the stamp on some of the same watercolor card stock. I watercolored the lined portion of the image with my Zig pens and fussy cut it out. In order to avoid the mottled, uneven appearance heat embossing on such textured cardstock takes, I embossed the image again in the same princess gold embossing powder on (smooth) pale pink cardstock. I glued the fussy cut piece on top of the pink panel and added a sentiment from PTI’s County Fair. Some Fairy Pink sequins from The Ton finished it off.
I’m not sure if this paper pieced card achieved the goal I had in mind, but I think I like it anyway! We will have to see how the hot press paper does. I hope you enjoyed it!
So, I know that cling stamps are probably not that intimidating to anybody else, but I seriously was so worried, even AM, (AM=After Misti) about not being able to get a good impression that I was actually afraid to order any for fear of wasting my crafty money.
Boy, was I wrong. What was I waiting for?!
I saw the new Peony Background stamp from The Ton and immediately told myself “wow, that’s gorgeous! I MUST HAVE IT.” And then in almost the same breath said “Oh, wait it’s cling. Too bad.” Then I had a few people tell me that, with the misti, cling background stamps were super easy, simply because of the ability to re-stamp if you didn’t get good coverage the first time. (Yes, this is the point where you may say “Duh, Emily!” Do people still say Duh?? Hmm…)
So I bought the beautiful peonies, and my only regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner. I just wanted to play the other night, so I heat embossed the entire background on some watercolor card stock with gold embossing powder, then used my Zig Clean Color pens to color the flowers in my favorite shades of shocking pink and purple. I don’t know that there are peonies in this shade of purple in reality, but boy, they are sure gorgeous. Someone should get on that if there aren’t any.
My only complaint is that the solid peonies don’t heat emboss well on my watercolor card stock, which is why most of them have been trimmed off. I think I might have a solution to this problem, but I’m going to have to experiment a little. It might not look as nice in reality as it does in my mind’s eye.
The floral panel was trimmed down and backed with a turquoise shimmer mat to complement the touches of turquoise watercolor. I popped up the panel with some fun foam to give some dimension and added it to a Royal Velvet card base from PTI. I didn’t want to detract from or cover up the beautiful flowers, so a gold foil sentiment from Winnie and Walter and some PPP sparkling clear sequins finished it off.
I hope you enjoyed! This is for sure not the last time these peonies will make an appearance here, so stay tuned. 🙂 have a fabulous day, friends!
I missed yesterday’s post. Whoops! Little Miss is still not up to par, and her brother feeds off of her whining, which alters his usually sunny personality to a whiny ball of crying, and then we had errands to run…. All in all, I found myself wishing for another 3ish hours in the day yet again.
Today’s post has two cards, both with the same basic layout (another flat shaker) but with two different color schemes. The basic technique on the card was to create a flat shaker pocket with my wrmk Fuse tool, then I created a panel with a subtle background pattern. For the pink, I used the Market Street Stamps diagonal striped background in Silver Pearl embossing powder in Aqua Mist cs, and the gray panel (fog cs from Avery Elle) was stamped with charcoal ink using the Hero Arts Aspen Frost cling stamp. I die cut a circle out of the center, then added my poinsettias and pine boughs to the bottom to create a sort of half wreath. I die cut the Season’s Greetings sentiment from silver foil and charcoal glitter cardstock, then adhered them to the shaker. A die cut and stamped bow from the Tinsel and Tags kit finished it off!
I hope you all enjoyed! I will be back tomorrow with the last of my Christmas in July posts! 🙂