A Trio of Gracious Peonies

Posted by Birgit Norton on

Hey crafty friends!  Birgit here from Crafting While I Wait, and I'm super excited to be sharing my first project as a fellow design team member for ScrapbookPal.  
Stenciling has made a huge comeback in the crafting world, and I for one am thrilled to bring you three cards I made using Altenew's Gracious Peonies, stamps, stencils and coordinating die.  
I started by stamping the Gracious Peonies large floral stamp using Versamark Ink and then heat embossing it using gold embossing powder.  This is a very generously sized image, and the details are stunning! 
I stenciled the heat embossed image as well as two smooth white cardstock panels, all measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", using Altenew inks from the Warm and Cozy collection and a blending brush.  The leaves were stenciled using Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink and a blending sponge.  I found these stencils very easy to line up and I love how much space they take up on a card front!
Next, I cut one panel out using the Gracious Peonies Die, I fussy cut the gold embossed panel by hand and I left the third panel whole.
For the first card, I mounted some designer paper from my stash onto an A2 sized card panel and glued the gold embossed peonies onto the card front.  I stamped one of the many sentiments from Gracious Peonies Clear Stamps and heat embossed that in gold as well. 
I finished the card off, by adding a few scattered gold sequins.  The shine on this card is so pretty!
For the second card, I glued the die cut peonies onto a panel of aqua colored cardstock.  I stamped a different sentiment from the set in black, onto a piece of white cardstock and hand-doodled some lines around the edges to frame the sentiment.  A smattering of black sequins finished this card off nicely.
For the third and final card, I simply cut the panel down using a stitched die and mounted it onto a piece of black cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Gracious Peonies using Versamark Ink, onto a piece of black cardstock and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.  
Here's the list of supplies I used:
I hope you've enjoyed today's cards!  I certainly enjoyed making them!
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  ~ Birgit

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