Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Peony Diorama Card CASE

Have you ever made a Diorama card? I hadn't, so that is why I CASED this card by the talented Patty Bennett. I only changed up the greeting on the front. I don't use the color Merry Merlot often enough, so this card gave me another excuse to work with it. I also love the "messy" sponging technique that is so easy to do.

To cut the card base, you'll need a piece of Merry Merlot that is 5-1/2" x 10-3/4". On the long side, score it at 3-5/8", 6-7/8", 7-1/4" and 10-1/2". Run a piece of Tear and Tape next to the 10-1/2" score line and the edge of the cardstock. With your bone folder, fold on each score line and crease well. 

Then grab the Peony Dies and use the scalloped edge die to run through your die cutting machine on the starting edge. Select the Layering Square Dies and use the 2-1/2" scalloped square to die cut where you want the "diorama window" to be. Then cut another scalloped square from Whisper White.

Cut a piece of Whisper White for the card front 3-1/4" x 5-1/2", then die cut the same scalloped edge as you did on the Merry Merlot.

Using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies, cut a scalloped rectangle that measures 2" x 3-1/8" from a piece of Whisper White. 

Using the Prized Peony stamp set and the verse "Thinking of You" from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, it's time to start stamping! 

Piece #1 - Scalloped Rectangle, using Merry Merlot ink, stamp two individual peony blooms and the greeting.

Piece #2 - Card Front on Whisper White - randomly stamp the larger Peony flower with leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then with a sponge dauber and Merry Merlot ink, lightly sponge the flowers as shown. Accent with Cherry Cobbler ink. With your Just Jade Stampin' Blends pens, color the leaves.

Piece #3 - Stamp the larger Peony flower on a 3-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Repeat the sponge dauber technique on the flower, finishing with the Just Jade Stampin' Blends pens on the leaves. Die cut out with the Peony Die.

Piece #4 - Stamp your inner greeting on the scalloped square in Merry Merlot ink, making sure to stamp it on the top half of the square.

Now it's time to assemble all the pieces. Start by removing the Tear and Tape and create the diorama window for the card inside. 

Adhere the scalloped square inside the window, while you are holding the card open at 90 degrees like shown above. 

Practice positioning the peony, then note where you need to apply adhesive, so you won't accidentally get any adhesive too high on the flower.

Adhere the card front, then finish by raising the scalloped rectangle up with Dimensionals. If you so desire, you may use a Wink of Stella pin to add a shimmer effect on the inner peony.

Now you have a gorgeous card to give to someone special! All of the products used can be purchased through my online store just CLICK HERE.

“Life is good when you are happy, 
but much better when others are happy because of you.” (by Pope Francis)

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