Hello, it’s Rubeena with a set of basic cards featuring Fresh Cut Peonies stamps and dies. In our recent Mid Summer Release, The Ton introduced dies for some of our most popular sets. I could not wait to get my hands on these dies because they make life so much easier for me! The peonies are such beautiful, detailed stamps so they were harder for me to fussy cut. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you probably saw my posts about all the color combinations and die-cuts. Now I will share with you how easy it is to create simple beautiful cards.
Lately, I have been experimenting with clean and simple looks. Although I haven’t quite discovered a particular style, I definitely had a thing for a lot of layers or a lot of color! The flowers in Fresh Cut Peonies make for great focal points so you don’t really need much else. Once I had all the color combinations figured out, the stamping, die-cutting, and creating the cards was easy.
For my first card, I assembled four of the blooming peonies with stems and leaves onto white cardstock using foam tape for dimension. Then I stamped the sentiment from Thanks a Bunch onto black cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed in white. I cut the strip out and layered it over green shimmer pattern paper and arranged it below the peonies. Usually I would add sequins or other embellishments, but I wanted to keep it simple.
For the next card, I cut out a strip of black cardstock and layered it at the bottom of a size A2 card base. I added white cardstock above it and stamped the sentiment from Get It Girl using Hero Arts black dye ink. I added two of the peony die-cuts to the left of it and that was it!
For the last card, I added white cardstock 3.5×5.5 in the center of size A2 black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from I Got You at the bottom. I assembled one peony with stem and a lot of leaves around it using foam tape. I added some faux stitched lines around the white center.