Watercoloring using Layering Stencils

Hello, crafty friends! Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here today with a Thank you card. It shows one of the beautiful peony clusters from the Blended Peonies Stencils set which I watercolored using the layering stencils!

I used the stencils as my guide for watercoloring. I watercolored the peonies in light pink and orange through the first layer of the stencils, chose darker colors for the next layer and so on. I gave it time to dry between the layers. The two layers of the leaves were also watercolored in the same way in two shades of green. 

After the watercoloring was done and dry I drew the outline of the peony cluster using a 08 black Micron pen and added details to the petals and leaves using a 03 Micron pen. As my watercoloring didn’t stay completely in the opening of the stencils and I drew the outline following my watercolored flowers, I couldn’t use the coordinating die. So I fussy cut the image and set it aside.

As the flowers are in a loose and rough watercolored look, I wanted the same in the background as well.  So I loosely watercolored a A2 sized watercolor paper panel in yellow, green and pink, let it dry and dry embossed the panel using the Convention coverplate die. I adhered it on a white cardbase and splattered black watercolor on it. After the splatters were dry I foam mounted the peony cluster on the card. 

The sentiment from the Easy Expressions Thanks set was stamped in Grape Crush and Noir, cut with the coordinating die and added to the card. 

I scattered some Soft Pink Gem Rhinestones to finish off the card. 

I love how this card turned out! I think the watercolor stenciling gives the image an artistic look! Hope you’ll give it a try!

Have a crafty day!


Blue Peonies

Hi all. Vera here. Felt like it’s been a while since I am crafting. Seriously, my crafting time been going down so much lately. Anyway, today I am playing Blended Peonies Large Stencil set again. What can I say, this is such a fun set to play with.

This time I just made a coupe cards instead of using all 4 designs that the stencil provided. Here’s my 1st card.

Come to think of it, you could actually make 8 different cards with this stencil set, simply by changing the layout from vertical to horizontal cards. My 1st set that I made with this stencil all vertical cards. This time I made these 2 into horizontal cards.

I simply inked up the stencil using Cali Blue, Parisian Blue & Azurite. For the leaves I used Soft Ash & Crystal Pewter. Once I am done stenciling, I die-cut the pieces using Blended Peonies Coordinating Dies. I also use some left over rectangle frame from previous projects that I have cut using Rectangle A2 Frames Slim Borders Coverplate Die. Then I simply layered the frame and the flowers. For the sentiment I used Hugs sentiment from Peony Laurel set.

For the next card, I repeat the same process, except this time for the sentiment I used sentiment from Toned Hearts set.

There you go, my 2 blue floral cards. I hope you enjoy today’s cards and I’ll be bac on Friday with more floral beauty. Happy Tuesday!

Blended Peonies

Hello and Happy Friday! It’s TaeEun here today! My card for today features one of the four peony images from the Blended Peonies layering stencil set. I chose a bright color scheme to stencil the peonies – pink & violet blue and arranged the flowers on a white background! 

To start I stenciled one A2 sized stencil part from the Blended Peonies layering stencil set on some white cardstock. For the peonies I used Bubblegum, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink and Grand Fuchsia. The four layers of the stencils create peonies in two different shades. For the leaves I used Miami Cool and Italian Denim.  

I stenciled the same peony image again in the same inks and cut them all using the coordinating die

To add some texture to the background I cut a white panel using a die from the Gingham Plaid Layering Coverplate die set. As the Gingham plaid is sized for a A2 card , I foam mounted it on the left top side of my white cardbase, which is 4.5” x 6.25”. It doesn’t cover the right and bottom edge of the card but that parts would be covered by the flowers.

Next I arranged the peonies on the card. First I added a cluster with two peonies on the bottom right corner using thin foam tape. Then I mounted two peony clusters on the top right and bottom left corners using thick foam tape. 

The sentiment is from the Ribbons Affirmations set. I stamped it in Crystal Pewter and Noir and cut it with the coordinating die. I ink blended a piece of white cardstock in Italian Denim and white heat embossed “YOU ARE” from the same stamp set on it. I foam mounted the sentiments and finished off the card with some Blue Black Opaque Rhinestones

That’s it from me for today! Hope you enjoyed looking my card!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!


Blended Peonies Cards

Hi all. Vera here. Today, I am showcasing Blended Peonies Large Stencil set. Honestly, when I first saw the sneak pee, my thought was whelp, that’s a large stencil. Like way too large for cards. Until I got them in my hand and then I was like, oh my goodness, this is such a cool stencil. I can quickly make 4 cards with just this stencil set. Yep, it’s a 4 in 1 kind of stencil. Let’s get on with it shall we?

My birthday card stash getting low, so I decided to do all 4 cards with birthday theme. I went with these color combination: Soft Garden, Meadow, Bright Fern, Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. The neat thing about this stencil you can easily create 4 cards with completely different color scheme simply by using post it note to cover the edges of the next quadrant or you could make it super easy and make all 4 with same color scheme, which the route I went with. Once I finished stenciling, I simply die cut all of them using the coordinating Blended Peonies Coordinating Dies. Here’s my first card.

For this one, I paired the flowers with soft blue background as I love blue and green combo. For the sentiment, I used the label sentiment from Rose Labels set. I do use this set a lot because I love label style sentiment. To make the flower pop a bit, I die cut extra 2 layers of the bouquet shape and adhere all of them together to create the extra thickness. Then simply add the sentiment and some yellow Stickles to the center of the flowers.

For my 2nd card, I with soft gray background to compliment the leaves color.

Just like the first card, I die cut two extra layer to pop the flower. I feel like this make it sturdier compare to using foam adhesive. Adhere the flowers, add sentiment, stickles and finish by adding some Emerald Green Opaque rhinestones.

For my 3rd card, I paired the flowers with the dainty Quilted A2 Coverplate die.

And, last but not least, my 4th card.

I made all these 4 cards in about an hour. I think what took me the longest is deciding what colors to use. Hah! So, what do you think of this Blended Peonies set? Personally, I love the option of having 4 sets of stencil in 1. I can use just 1 of them or 2 or all of them. Whatever you feel like.

I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Peeps, that’s all from me today. May your week be a good one. Cheers….

Blended Peonies

Hello everyone! It’s TaeEun here with a shaker wine glass card 🙂 ! Today’s card could be a birthday card, simply a celebration card or a friendship card. I combined one of the peony cluster images from the Blended Peonies layering stencils set with the wine glass from the Drink Die set

Have you enjoyed the Spring 2022 Release Blog Hop? I shared three cards on my blog which feature three of the images from the Blended Peonies stencils set. Today I want to share the last stenciled peony cluster image with you :).

I stenciled the image in red and gray. I used for the flowers Cherry, Lipstick Red and Wine and for the leaves Smoky Quartz and Stormy Sea. You get the peonies on both sides of a A2 sized panel. The coordinating die cuts the small background areas in the middle but leaves the whole image as one piece. 

I cut the peonies of the left side completely using a kraft knife and foam mounted it on a gray cardbase on which I ink blended some white circles to create a bokeh effect.

I cut a solid wine glass and seven wine glass frames from some white cardstock using the Drink dies set. I then ink blended Bubblegum lightly on the solid wine glass after I masked the upper part of it. I drew white dots using a gel pen and adhered some Crystal Clear Rainbow Rhinestones on it.

I then layered six frames on it, added Crystal Clear Rainbow Rhinestones and glitter as shaker element, adhered a clear sheet and added the last wine glass frame on it. The finished shaker wine glass was then adhered on the card slightly tilted.

The sentiment from Wine and Spirits set was white heat embossed on some black cardstock, cut with the coordinating die and added to the card. 

I finished off the card with a few Dark Gray Gem rhinestones.

That’s it from me ! Hope you enjoyed looking my card today! 

Thanks a lot for stopping by!