Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Expanding Peony Cards to Make #1

I immediately fell in love with this stamp set the second I saw it in the Annual Catalog, since I grow peonies in my yard. I especially love the double petaled blossoms. 

Over the next three days, I will be sharing with you three cards highlighting the Peony Garden Suite in the 2020 Annual Catalog. I think this set is going to be a "keeper" in my forever collection of gorgeous stamps! The Prized Peony stamp set and Peony Dies will continue into the 2021 Annual Catalog. YAY! The Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) is retiring on May 3rd, so now is a good time to show you how to use up some of that DSP. 

Let's Create this Card!

1) Using a 5-1/4" x 12" DSP strip, score it at 2", 5" and 8". Fold on score lines.

2) Cut two pieces of Gray Granite cardstock - first piece is 4" x 5-1/4", second piece is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".

3) For inner card layer, cut Basic Whtie 3-3/4" x 5".

4) If you happen to have a small matching piece of DSP cut a strip 3/4" x 5-1/4", if you don't its ok.

5) On Basic White cardstock 3-1/2" x 4", stamp the peony image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then die cut out with Peony Dies.

6) On the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Gray Granite cardstock stamp your choice of Birthday greeting in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the lower right corner. I suggest keeping the width of the stamp in the 2" range.

7) To assemble card pieces begin with affixing the 4" wide section of DSP to the larger piece of Gray Granite. Next affix the smaller piece of Gray Granite to the back side of the 2" section to create the card front. Last, add the Basic White layer to the card inside as shown in photo and if you have the extra strip of DSP affix now.

8) Finish the card by attaching with dimensionals the Peony image slightly offset on card front. Add any embellishments if you desire.

Of course, you don't want a naked envelope so cut a 2-3/8" x 6" coordinating piece of DSP and adhere to the envelope flap.

I hope you enjoy making this card. It is for the advanced beginner or casual cardmaker. 
See you tomorrow for card #2!

Happy Stamping!

P.S. Please vote on my card entry from yesterday's post here.

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