Sunday 6 March 2016

Wonderful Peonies

Hi there

I'm here tonight to share the card I made for my lovely Mum for Mother's Day.

I was SO lucky to get my hands on the new Altenew Peony Bouquet set which I knew would be perfect for this card.  It's so hard to get hold of American brands over here in the UK and they sell out so fast....apologies to one of my good blog buddies for beating you to the checkout with this one (as I'm constantly reminded lol!), you know who you are! ;)

The one thing I'm very short of in my stash is decent inks, especially colour families for these multi-step stamps but I managed to find three mauve/rose shades which went well together.  I need a lot more practice with lining up these stamps though, they're not the easiest.....I can't wait for my pre-ordered MISTI to arrive!

I kept this card nice and simple with lots of white space...

On a panel of white cardstock (actually the third panel after the others ended up filed under B!) I stamped the large flower first then masked it to stamp the smaller bloom and leaves.  All that was then left to do was stamp the sentiment and I adhered some sparkly sequins to finish off the card.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Altenew - Peony Bouquet; Clearly Besotted - You are Wonderful
  • Ink: Versa Color - Misty Mauve, Ash Rose, Burgundy, Evergreen, Sage, Olive; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Accents: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Lily White Sparkly Shaker Mix

Challenge entries:

This was the first outing for these two new stamp sets so I'm popping over to link up at Darnell's NBUS Challenge #6
Just Us Girls - Challenge #333 - Flowers
Stamping Sensations - March Challenge - Flower Power
Dream Valley - Challenge #126 - Mother's Day
Fantasy Stampers - Challenges #57 - Mums Rule

Thanks for visiting, I'll be back soon with more to share.


  1. Anita, your card is just gorgeous!!!

  2. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 57 “Mum’s Rule” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  3. A fabulous card - I'm sure your mother loved it.
    Kath x

  4. Stunning Anita! I can't wait for mine to arrive - but it's on back order - every time I see a stunning creation like this made with that stamp set makes me more and more impatient! Have a very lovely week! Hazel xx
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  5. This is absolutely stunning! Your peonies are gorgeous and to me it doesn't look like you need more practice, they look perfect! Beautiful, clean design. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  6. I fail to see where you think you had a hard time stamping those flowers, since this looks gorgeous!! What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  7. Just gorgeous - beautifully stamped and so elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x

  8. So beautiful, Anita! You're right, Altenew stamps certainly do need practice, as I am just finding out with mine! But your stunning peony looks perfect to me. (That set is next on my wish list!) Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  9. Saw your card over at Dream Valley, and just had to say how pretty it is!

  10. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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