LOVE IS IN THE DETAILS
SCRAPBOOKING. CARDMAKING. PAPERCRAFTING

Lovely Peony

I think, if I could only have one, and had to choose between growing peonies or roses in my yard (not that I can do either here where I live) I would choose peonies.  They are such a classic, old country (old woman) bloom, and I just love them.  I always have.  Roses were flowers “other” people could grow.  But peonies were within the reach of even the most elementary gardener such as myself!

So you can imagine how quickly I clicked on “add to cart” when I saw these dies from Memory Box, in Lori’s store!

My first thought was to try cutting the background shape from paper that features large frowsy blooms like a peony’s.  And then cutting the detail layer from a solid paper that coordinated well.

Like this:

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and this:

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And then I got looking around my desk and seeing what else there was to cut the dies from and, well, vellum and a cheesecloth-like fabric fell into my hands.  And that too, produced beautiful results!

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In the end, this is what I finished up by making into cards.

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This vellum bloom is colored on the back with Copic markers, although the Tim Holtz or any others would do just as well.

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The bloom on this card is made from 2 layers of vellum and one layer of cheesecloth, as well as the detail die, layered all backwards and upside down for extra edges.

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This is a totally fun die set and one I can see I’ll be using a lot!  The possibilities are just endless!

I hope you’ve found something here to inspire YOU today too!

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