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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pretty Peonies Birthday

My son asked me to make a birthday card for a friend .... something with pink flowers. I thought Pretty Peonies would fit the occasion. I started with the same card design used here, so the card went together very quickly.

* The white card base was partially embossed with the Swiss Dot folder, before adding a strip of polka dot paper and scalloped edges. These borders were made by cutting Spring Moss and Hibiscus Burst strips from the Heart Border die. 
* The sentiment (Through the Trees) was stamped below with Hibiscus Burst Ink.
* The flower outline image was stamped onto a piece of white card stock with Raspberry Fizz and then the solid flower was stamped over this with Hibiscus Burst. To achieve added dimension, I used  a variety of copic markers to highlight parts of the petals. I don't have the new Pretty Peonies die set, so I fussy cut the focal image :)

* I layered it onto a white circle (Limitless Layers: 2 1/2" Circles) with foam dimensionals. The circle was previously stamped with the leaf images in Spring Moss and the flower image in Hibiscus Burst. 

* The focal panel was mounted onto Tag Sale #4, cut from Hibiscus Burst card stock. The upper portion of the die cut was attached to the card base using foam dimensionals, since the lower half was mounted onto the polka dot strip and it was several layers thick.

* A small green bow was attached to the top of the Tag Sale die cut.

* To finish: one pink and two green pearls were added to the top right hand corner of the card front.

Here`s a quick and easy way to `dress-up`the inside of a card:
* I cut 2 strips of the designer paper and added them to either side of the card. The sentiment (Pretty Peonies) was stamped with Hibiscus Burst.

Card Details  (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Pretty Peonies, Through the Trees,
Inks - Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss; Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers - Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss; Echo Park: Hello Summer
Dies - Heart Border Die, Tag Sale #4, Limitless Layers 2 1/2" Circles;
Other - Copic Markers; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; green satin ribbon; pink and green pearls

Thanks for visiting today!
Karen C. 


Joyce said...

This is a great birthday card, and a really versatile design. I saw where you used this design for the blog hop, as well. How nice that your son makes card requests. I love how you stamped and then colored the peony.

Jessica Wekenman said...

Beautiful card! I love how you colored the peony and added the dimension! Really gorgeous!

Jill said...

I recognized your layout right away, Karen! You know I like it when that happens. :-) This is so pretty, and definitely a card for a *happy* birthday! Beautiful coloring on the peony!

Anne B said...

Such a pretty card Karen. Such a great idea to shade the flowers to give them more depth and dimension. The recipient will love it!

Jen Adcock said...

And pretty it is indeed. Love the swiss dots and the bright peony. Lucky recipient. Gorgeous card!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Karen! I love the colors you used and the design is wonderful!

Cassie_lu said...

what a beautiful card

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very elegant card Karen, just love it!!

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