Other Products: Green floral wire, smooth white cardstock, foam dots, distressing tool or sharp scissors, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.
For more tips on creating the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.
Instructions: Cardbase and Top Panel: The ready side fold card measures 5 1/2" by 8". To create the card base, cut a piece of smooth card base measuring 11" by 8" and score at 5 1/2" on the longer side. Choose a paper with large peonies from the designer paper collection and create a top panel measuring 5" by 71/2". I have combined 2 pieces of pattern papers and kept the paper with peonies on the right side. Distress the edges with Aged Mahogany distress ink and further distress them using sharp scissors or distressing tool. Layer the top panel on green cardstock, 1/8" larger on all the sides. Further, layer it on the card base. Adhere a small piece of Sweetheart Border dies cut between the layers as shown. Cover the joint with a thin strip of cardstock, painted with Aged Mahogany and a very thin strip of gold mirror sheet as shown. Adhere a white die cut from Sweetheart Border dies on the left-hand side of the joint.
Flowers: Stamp second large and third large images of peonies 4 times using archival ink, Plum. Cut them using their coordinating dies. Color the flower centers with leaf green. Also, color the flower petals with Rose Madder and highlight the edges with Magenta Hue. Also, color the back side of the petals. Shape the flowers using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Glue 2 petals each and press the center with a smaller ball tool. Prick a hole in the center and add a bunch of beaded thread stamens. Create 2 big and 2 small flowers.
Leaves: Stamp bunch of leaves from Classic Rose stamp using archival, Library Green and cut the images with it's coordinating die. Color them using Leaf Green and Olive Green archival inks. Shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Also, stamp, cut, paint and shape foliage from Simply Classic stamp and die set.
Filler Flowers: For filler flowers, stamp, cut, paint and shape few smallest flowers from Wildwood Floral Collection. I have used Magenta Hue and Buttercup Archival inks to paint these flowers. Once all the elements are ready, arrange a bouquet as shown, add sparkle using crystal clear and finish the card by adding a sentiment from the paper collection.
Created By: Rajni Chawla