I just love using Jennifer McGuire's faux metal embossing trick on die cuts. Here, I used the technique to make the gold metal frame - having die cut with my stitched rectangle dies and then heat embossed to create the centerpiece for this floral arrangement. The peonies were made using my Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp and die set. I white embossed the flowers and leaves onto watercolor paper and then used my Mission Gold watercolors to fill in the color. It created this lovely effect - very soft and much more stunning in person.
The little berries were stamped and die cut pieces I had laying around so I just pieced this all together.
I chose to make two different layouts - portrait and landscape. I don't really have a preference since I typically enjoy a very symmetrical card so the landscape appeals and the portrait version really ends up having the nicest flowers.
I'm entering these cards into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 262-263 - Anything Goes
Yay - these were so fun to make, I am going to use the remaining bits on a couple more cards. See you soon.