Roses & Peonies

Hi peeps. Can you believe it’s already the end of August? I feel like this year been fast and slow at the same time if that’s make any sense. It just been a really weird year.

Any way. this past weekend I was in such a crafting mood and ended up with 2 cards for my post today. Yay for me. 🙂

Here’s my 1st card.

For this card, I started by die-cutting the background using 2 of the layer dies from Diamond Plaid Layering Coverplate. For the bottom diamond layer, I cut it from watercolor cardstock. Once cut out, I watercolor it, let it dry and layered it with the thin diamond layer. Trim the edges and adhere to card base.

Next, I worked on the flowers. I used Peony Memories Cardmaking, Rose Labels and Berry Branches and just mix and match pieces from the set. For the peonies I stamped them using Soft Orchid, Orchid Crush, Grand Fucshia & Soft Garden. And the flowers from Rose Labels were stamped with Vanilla Frosted, Lemon Drop, Peach Blossom & Soft Garden. I also added some metallic watercolor to the deepest shadow. It’s hard to see on the still picture, but you can see them more on the short clip of the cards on my Instagram.

The great thing about these sets, once you stamped them, you’ll have enough parts to make several cards. That’s definitely the case with me. After adhering all the pieces to the card I finished by stamping one of the sentiment from Rose Labels using Crystal Pewter.

Now, since I have a bunch of leftover, I continued to make another card.

For this card, I die cut a circle frame from a metallic cardstock using Circle Nested dies. Then I started playing with the flowers leftover. By this time, I wanted an extra color. So, I stamped the Rose Label again using Couture Color Amethyst Collection. I had leftover leaves from Summer Rose from when I was working on the new release projects, so I used them here (stamped with Bright Emerald, Caribbean Turquoise & Hot Tourmaline). Finished by adding sentiment from Easy Expressions set and some enamel drops.

I am really happy with the way these 2 cards turned out and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. May you end the month of August with a good note and here’s to September. Cheers…..

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