Monday, January 2, 2017

A Very Peony Hello Card Set

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.


  1. This is jaw-drop-ping GORGEOUS!

  2. Stunningly beautiful, love both of them.

  3. Beautiful cards, love your flowers.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  4. Both so beautiful, the faux metal frame is the perfect accent for those lovely peonies! Thanks for sharing with us at a2z, however I am sorry to say I did not spot any Hero Arts product on your card.

  5. Love the faux metal frame and your watercolor flowers. Thanks for sharing with a2z!

  6. This really is so lovely. Thank you for sharing with us on A2Z.

  7. LOVELY peonies! I love the faux metal frame. Thanks for sharing with a2z January Challenge.

  8. Both are just GORGEOUS; love the soft colors, the sharp/crisp black hello and delicate gold frame. Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!

    ~Michele, DT


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?