When in doubt…

Color peonies. Hi friends, Emily here today with a fairly simple piece. Most of the time, I like to really push myself for my blog posts, try to come up with something new and creative, whether it’s in layout, design, or general tone. This is not one of those projects. You ever have one of those days where your mojo just isn’t up to snuff? That was me trying to come up with a card for today’s post… for more than just one day haha. So I thought to myself “when in doubt, color some peonies.” And here we are.


I started by heat embossing some of the perpetually lovely Loose Peonies onto some watercolor card stock using our infamous Rose Gold embossing powder. (Look at how STUNNING those details came out in that Rose Gold EP!) I then colored them with a variety of cool pink Zig markers, blending and adding shadows with a wet paintbrush. I fussy cut them (though you don’t have to do that anymore, because there are coordinating dies now!!) and set them aside.


I wanted to use some of the beautiful glittery paper that I’ve been hoarding… ahem, SAVING… for a rainy day. I cut some of the black glitter paper into 1/2 inch strips, then used my ruler to space them evenly on a sheet of black card stock. I then used my Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out a panel upon which my posies could rest.


The greeting took a little finagling… I had to find one that was just the right size for my project. But I found this beautiful sentiment from Lucky Tulip and heat embossed it on a strip of vellum again using the Rose Gold embossing powder. It really stands out on that stark black background, don’t you think? I arranged and adhered my flowers, then popped up the striped glittery panel with some dimensional adhesive.

Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you enjoyed this project, despite the lack of imagination. 🙂  Have a fantastic week, friends!

6 thoughts on “When in doubt…

  1. Patti Willey says:

    Incredible! I’m glad you decided to color Peonies! Cause they just make a girl happy! Love the bright contrast on this black, great choice! Pinning!


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