Sunday, March 18, 2018

Peonies in Blue

      Friday my wonderful friend , Linda, and I had a great time together making cards and just talking. we try to get together every week. She has been such an inspiration to me through the years and I don't know what I would do without her, she's not just a friend, she's family. This card is one I created while we were together and was really quite simple, you see, I have a stash of flowers that I've stamped and fussy cut and I store them till I need to make a card quickly. I didn't really need to  make a quick card, but I wanted to try out my new embossing folder and dies. 
Supplies used:
Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set
Altenew Coral Charm Stamp set
Altenew Create-A-Wreath dies
Altenew inks
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large #S4-110
Cuttlebug Mosaic Embossing Folder
Fun Foam
Reflection 110 lb. card stock (Ocean pack)
Neenah bright white 65lb. card stock
JustRite #CR-04835 Black-eyed Susan (sentiment) 
Tombo liquid glue
     First I cut the oval from my 4" x 5 1/4" cardstock, then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Mosaic folder. I cut an oval wreath with my Altenew die set from another piece of bright white. I glued the wreath over the cut mosaic background centering on the oval cutout, and set it aside to dry. While it dried I search through my stash to find the right flowers and leaves to work with. I've been working with a lot of blues these last few days so these peonies were perfect. I placed them how I wanted them along the curve of the oval and adhered them with Tombo glue.
      I wanted dimension so I added fun foam to the back to raise it. I stamped my sentiment on a separate piece of Neenah 65# paper and adhered the two together, trimming the excess from all sides.
then I adhered the whole thing to my Ocean blue 110# card.
      A fairly simple card with a beautiful result. I hope you like it as well.
I will be entering this card in:
The Flower Challenge-Anything Goes
Dies R US Challenge #93 Frame It
Power Poppy- Inspired by Fabric                      
I hope you have a very crafty day!
God Bless,


  1. Oh Karen this is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Frame It’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  2. This is just a gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring on your flowers & I love the embossed frame! Thanks for joining our "Frame It" challenge at Dies R Us!

  3. This is one of my favorite Altenew sets and you made a gorgeous card with it, beautifully colored and your layout is fabulous.
    Love the embossed panel behind your flowers, what a lovely detail.
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again next time.

  4. Gorgeous work!!!! Love the way you arranged those flower around the frame...and such beautiful coloring!

  5. Gorgeous card. Love the flowers (blue is my favorite color) and how you arranged them on the side of the oval frame. Lovely embossed background also.