Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. Were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning? If not, you can catch my replay here. Today we played with the Prized Peony stamp set. It is one of the distinktive stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!, which is a realistic photo look to our stamps. It really gives the images a lot of depth without having to stamp multiple times.
Here are the measurements for all of the cads:
- Card bases in Gray Granite, Crumb Cake and Old Olive cardstocks cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Layer one in Peony Garden DSP, Crumb Cake *embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D EF) and Pretty Peacock (embossed with the Subtle 3D EF) cardstocks cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Top layer cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Die (the largest scallop) in Whisper White and Crumb Cake cardstocks
- Inside layers in Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstocks cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
All three of these cards are pretty simple. We’ll start with Gray Granite card:
The coordinating DSP is the perfect backdrop for the first layer. This gives the card that perfect tone-on-tone. I simply added a piece of the Gray Granite Shimmer ribbon. I like to use the “cheater” method. Cut a piece of the ribbon just wider then your layer and add some adhesive to the back right where the ribbon will layer as you tuck it behind. That way you save on ribbon! Next, glue the entire label to the card front. You will add the “faux” bow after you add the stitched scallop layer. Next I stamped the image in Gray Granite ink and then added it to the card front with dimensionals. This is when you want to add your faux bow or knot. Cut a small piece of the ribbon, big enough to tie, and slip it under the ribbon and then tie your knot. This way you can adjust the bow or knot to snug up right next to your top layer. Add some rhinestones and you are done.
For the inside, I stamped both the sentiment and the image in Gray Granite, but stamping off first on the peony so it’s lighter.
Card number two is all in Crumb Cake, but we inked the embossing folder to give the embossed layer a different look and the ribbon is the Linen Scalloped ribbon in Pretty Peacock.
To create the colored embossed layer, I took my Pretty Peacock ink pad and carefully dragged it over the raised side of the embossing folder. Then you carefully place the layer in, close the folder and emboss like normal. Then I repeated the steps as in card one.
For the inside, I stamped it all in Pretty Peacock, and used a sponge to create the inked edges around the layer.
And last but not least, card number three is my favorite.
Again, all the same steps for the first layer, which is in Pretty Peacock and embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I used the Reversible Ribbon in Pretty Peacock and Old Olive for this. I stamped my image in Old Olive ink and colored it with the Stampin’ Blends using the Light Old Olive marker for the leaves and stem and both the light and dark Pretty Peacock Blends markers for the flower and bud. I didn’t know you could use our regular ink pads for the Blends, so it’s good to know that you can! Then I used Wink of Stella all over the flower and petal for more shimmer. Normally when you use Wink of Stella on our inks, it can smear or you can actually watercolor with it, but by adding the alcohol marker over our ink, it didn’t have any smearing at all.
For the inside, I repeated what was done with card two by inking the edges with the sponge and stamping the sentiments. In this card, I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive, but in the video I stamped everything in Pretty Peacock.
Aren’t those cute?!? I think it’s amazing how you can have the same card and tweak it just a little get such a different look to it. If you would like to order any of these items, just head over to my online store to shop. When you use Host Code 4YCAU9CD and your order is $50 or more, not only will you earn a Bonus Days Coupon, but I will send you a packet with these projects so you too can make these cards. Win-win!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great afternoon.