Prized Peony

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I am still on my kick to use my Designer Series Paper that I purchased this past year.  Of course, there is no way I am going to use it all up but I am making a dent in it.  The DSP I used on this card is called Peony Garden.  It is so soft and beautiful.  The colors are Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Petal Pink and Whisper White (now called Basic White).    It has great flower designs on one side and beautiful patterns on the other.

This card was very simple to make.  I first stamped the flower in Petal Pink ink on Basic White card stock using the Prized Peony stamp set and then cut it out using the coordinated Peony Dies.   I embossed a piece of Basic White cardstock using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and adhered that to a Basic White card base.  Then I cut a piece of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper that was 4.25″ x 4.25″ and cut the top at a slant.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Good Morning Magnolia in Gray Granite ink on a piece of Petal Pink card stock and then adhered that on top of the DSP and Basic White piece to cover the seam.

This card was very simple to make but looks very elegant to me.   Prized Peony and the coordinating Peony dies will be carrying over into the new catalog.  Unfortunately, Good Morning Magnolia is retiring as so is the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  If you love those products as much as I do, you need t order them by May 3rd when they will be gone for good.

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Prized Peony

Stampin Up Prized Peony

This is the birthday card I made for my friend Buffy.  If you have been reading my blog at all, then you know who Buffy is.  She is a very sweet, kind and artistic person and she loves vintage cards.  I, on the other hand, can not make a vintage card to save my life.  They always look like such a mess and 9 times out of 10 they end up in the trash.  Normally vintage cards are scrunched, splattered and torn (the idea of this gives me hives. I mean who wants to ruin good cardstock by ripping it???)  I decided that maybe if I kept it simple, I could do it.

The first thing I did was stamp the peony from the Stampin’ Up!® Prized Peony stamp set in Memento Black ink and cut it out using the coordinating Peony Dies.  So far so good.  Black and white can be vintage, right?  Then I used one of the stencils from Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and lightly sponged Purple Posy, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue ink over it using the Stampin’ Up!® Sponges onto Whisper White cardstock. I figured if I used soft colors it would be more vintage.  I thought about adding ribbon or something else but decided to leave it alone.

The sentiment is from Beautiful Autumn which is in the August – December Mini Catalog.  It is one of my favorite sentiments.

So what do you think?  Can this card be considered vintage?

PS:  I just realized Purple Posy Ink is not available.  Sorry!

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I love Peonies so I was happy when I saw a new suite in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog called Peony Garden.  This suite includes the stamp set called Prized Peony, Peony Dies, gorgeous Designer Series Paper, beautiful Shimmer ribbon and other embellishments.  I ordered the entire suite.  By the way, did you know that Stampin’ Up!® now gives one item number you can use to order everything in one of their suites?  I love this because you only put in one number instead of 5, 6 or more.  I do have to say, the only bad thing is, if one of the products in the suite becomes unavailable, then you can’t use this number but you can still order the products separately.

To make this card I first cut out a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using a die in a new set called Many Medallions and layered it on top of a Crumb Cake card base.  Then I stamped the Peony in Smoky Slate ink because I didn’t want a strong border and cut that out using the matching die.  I know I have been using some of the other new InColors so I decided to give Magenta Madness a little love since I haven’t used that.  I colored the flower using my Magenta Madness Stampin Blends.  I colored the stem using the new Just Jade Blends too.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Band Together and cut it out using a die from the set called Ornate Frames.

So what do you think about the color Magenta Madness?  It is growing on me.

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