Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am participating in the New at SU Blog Hop featuring new flowers from the annual catalog. I decided to share another card made with the stunning Prized Peony bundle. Peonies are in bloom right now in southern Ontario and I love them!
I love the embossing folder that is part of the Peony Garden Suite, so I thought I would run the full front panel of the card through this Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder including the square vellum doily.
Square Vellum Doily Window
This card was born with the idea of using the square vellum doily as a window in the card. I cut out the square frame using the stitched shapes square dies. I just put a glue dot on each corner to secure the doily to the front of the card. After that I cut another scalloped square with petal pink and then used the stitched square die to cut out the centre of it. The resulting scalloped square frame was placed over the edge of the vellum doily to set it off nicely. When this was done I put the entire thing through the die cutting machine in the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder. The vellum looks so pretty embossed!
It’s All in the Details
Did you notice the saying? I used only part of the “love & thanks to a dear friend”. The flowers and the leaves were stamped in memento on shimmery white cardstock and coloured with Petal Pink Blends. The leaves were done in Old Olive and the centre in dark Daffodil Delight. I even finished the inside of the card!
If you want to see more cards made with this suite, check out this blog post.
One More Card
I just had to make one more card. You can see that it uses the same raw materials but instead of creating a window with the square vellum doily, I just created a focal point that I popped up with dimensionals on the pretty paper. Which one do you like better?
I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour directly on the stamp using petal pink and old olive. I then used a Blender Pen to blend the colour on the leaves to give it a more vibrant look. The same technique was used on the flower but the petal pink did not blend as well as the old olive. Maybe it dries faster. Either way, I am pleased with the end result.
Hop On Through
I am excited to see what everyone else in this blog hop made and I hope you have fun hopping with us. Be sure to leave us comments because that makes it extra special. Just click on the button below to hop on over to the next blog. Here is a list of everyone on the blog hop so you have a quick overview.
If you click on the button above you will go to the talented Joyce Whitman for another Peony Garden card. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us.
Thanks for stopping by today, I’m so glad you did! I hope you have a super day and I’m looking forward to hearing which card you liked best in today’s blog post. Remember, this beautiful bundle can be yours as a free BONUS if you get the starter kit. Can you pass up such a great deal? If not, here is the link to get started but it will only work if you live in Canada. If you are from the States, you can sign up with Julie. Just click on the button on the right of this post.
Simply beautiful card design. Love the soft, pretty colors.
Thanks a lot Tricia!
Very elegant and so many little details. I love the way you used the vellum.
Thanks so much Brenda!
Jackie, this is so beautiful. I love your idea of using the vellum doily as a window. This is my favourite suite in the catalogue and would have used this if it had arrived in time! Great ideas, as always! Thanks!
Thanks so much Heather. I have used it quite a bit as I am working on creating a pdf tutorial for this suite.
The details such as embossing the vellum make such a difference. Beautiful
Thanks so much Beth. Truthfully I had forgotten how nice vellum is when it is embossed so it was a bit of a surprise!
Gorgeous card Jackie. I love your live videos. They are the highlight of my day!
Thanks so much Shelley, that’s so nice of you to say.
I’m trying to be good and avoid getting this set because I have enough current florals, but you are MAKING IT HARD for me to resist.
I say that every time with the flower sets but I am rarely successful. I do have a weakness for peonies!
We have square vellum doilies?!!! Yay!! Love those and love your beautiful card!
Thanks so much Cheryl, it was fun to “hop” with you.