Today I have a Prized Peony card with a colorful twist. The Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper is perfect for the background behind this simple pink-tinged peony.

Here is my card.

pink-tinged peony on a scripty embossed colorful background

MEASUREMENTS & SUPPLIES

  • PAPER
    • Basic Black cardstock (Card Base): 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
    • Basic White cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
    • Vellum: 5-1/4″ x 4
    • Basic Black cardstock: scrap for sentiment
  • STAMP SETS
    • Good Morning Magnolia (RETIRING Annual Catalog 2020-2021)
    • Pansy Patch (NEW Annual Catalog 2021-2022)
  • INKS & MARKERS
    • Stampin’ Blends: Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight
    • Basic Gray ink pad
    • White Craft ink pad
  • OTHER SUPPLIES
    • Champagne Shimmer Paint (RETIRING on May 3, 2021 NOW 40% off)
    • 91% rubbing alcohol
    • white embossing powder
    • Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Seal
    • Black Dimensionals
  • TOOLS
    • straw (to direct ink flow) – coffee stirring straws work great
    • Clear Acrylic Block or Stamparatus
    • Heat Tool
    • Paper Trimmer
    • Snips

THE TECHNIQUE

The basics of painting with Stampin’ Blends are

  • Use a small dish filled with 91% rubbing alcohol (similar to water in watercolor).
  • Add a bit of shimmer paint or Wink of Stella to the alcohol dish for a subtle shimmer effect.
  • Work in a small area of the image. Let dry. Then move to the next area. Continue working small non-adjacent areas until you have completed your image.
  • When dry, add another layer of color.
  • Work light to dark to avoid contaminating the Stampin’ Blend.
  • If the color is too concentrated, paint on a little more alcohol.
  • After the image is completely dry, flick some clean rubbing alcohol onto the colored image for extra depth.
  • EXTRA FUN: Add Gold Leafing, use a fine line of liquid glue. Let dry until tacky. Then add leafing and rub off the excess.

CREATING PIECES & PARTS

Stamp the Good Morning Magnolia image onto the vellum panel using Basic Gray ink. The lines will be blurred by the Stampin’ Blends and the alcohol to create a faux watercolor effect.

Color the image starting with the lightest color. Use Dark Daffodil Delight for the center. Dip a fine-tip paintbrush into the rubbing alcohol and gently move the color. I added Champagne Shimmer Paint to my rubbing alcohol.

Next, color non-adjacent petals with Dark Flirty Flamingo. Gently blur the stamped line. Let dry and repeat on other petals. Do the same for the leaves. TIP: Blow into a straw to gently direct the ink flow in the desired direction.

Add a second layer of color after the image is dry. Repeat the process of alcohol painting and gently blowing the ink.

OPTIONAL: Pick up some clean rubbing alcohol with the paintbrush and flick it over the image. This will create small droplets that will lighten some areas by moving the color outward.

Adhere the vellum panel to the Basic White cardstock panel using Stampin’ Seal or a light amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Add to Basic Black card base.

Stamp the sentiment in White Craft ink and heat emboss with with embossing powder. Trim to you liking. Add to card panel with small black Dimensionals.

Customize the message insert and the envelope with some flicks of color from the brush end of the Stampin’ Blends.

  • Paper
    • Basic White Thick cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″
    • Flirty Flamingo cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
    • Artistry Blooms DSP: 5″ x 3-3/4″
    • Soft Sea Foam cardstock
    • Basic White cardstock for peony
    • Vellum
  • Stamp Sets
    • Prized Peony stamp set
    • Peaceful Moments stamp set
  • Dies & Punches
    • Peony dies
    • Timeless Label punch
  • Inks & Markers
    • Old Olive reinker
    • Petal Pink ink pad
    • Versamark
  • Other Supplies
    • Forever Greenery gold trim
    • Artistry Blooms sequins
    • gold embossing powder
    • Scripty 3D embossing folder
    • blending brush
    • Dimensionals
    • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tools
    • Snips
    • Paper Trimmer
    • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
    • Snips
    • Bone Folder
    • Heat Tool
  • Use a small dish filled with 91% rubbing alcohol (similar to water in watercolor).
  • Add a bit of shimmer paint or Wink of Stella to the alcohol dish for a subtle shimmer effect.
  • Work in a small area of the image. Let dry. Then move to the next area. Continue working small non-adjacent areas until you have completed your image.
  • When dry, add another layer of color.
  • Work light to dark to avoid contaminating the Stampin’ Blend.
  • If the color is too concentrated, paint on a little more alcohol.
  • After the image is completely dry, flick some clean rubbing alcohol onto the colored image for extra depth.
  • EXTRA FUN: Add Gold Leafing, use a fine line of liquid glue. Let dry until tacky. Then add leafing and rub off the excess.

CREATING PIECES & PARTS

Stamp the Good Morning Magnolia image onto the vellum panel using Basic Gray ink. The lines will be blurred by the Stampin’ Blends and the alcohol to create a faux watercolor effect.

Color the image starting with the lightest color. Use Dark Daffodil Delight for the center. Dip a fine-tip paintbrush into the rubbing alcohol and gently move the color. I added Champagne Shimmer Paint to my rubbing alcohol.

Next, color non-adjacent petals with Dark Flirty Flamingo. Gently blur the stamped line. Let dry and repeat on other petals. Do the same for the leaves. TIP: Blow into a straw to gently direct the ink flow in the desired direction.

Add a second layer of color after the image is dry. Repeat the process of alcohol painting and gently blowing the ink.

OPTIONAL: Pick up some clean rubbing alcohol with the paintbrush and flick it over the image. This will create small droplets that will lighten some areas by moving the color outward.

Adhere the vellum panel to the Basic White cardstock panel using Stampin’ Seal or a light amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Add to Basic Black card base.

Stamp the sentiment in White Craft ink and heat emboss with with embossing powder. Trim to you liking. Add to card panel with small black Dimensionals.

Customize the message insert and the envelope with some flicks of color from the brush end of the Stampin’ Blends.

Let’s create the peony. To create the ripples, take your Basic White cardstock and wad it up. Then flatten it out and die-cut your peony parts. TIP: I have also had good luck embossing the die-cut pieces with the Painted Texture embossing folder.

There are 4 layers to the peony plus a stamen. To assemble the peony, start with the smallest layer. Tuck it into the next layer. TIP: You may need to pinch it a bit to get it in place. You will notice that the bases all line-up. Repeat for each layer adding a little dab of glue at the base to keep them together. Curl the petal tips gently if desired. Die-cut the stamen from a scrap of Artistry Blooms DSP and tuck in place with a little dab of glue. Add ink to the blending brush and lightly brush color over the petals.

Use the smooshed ink technique to create the cardstock for the leaves. Layer the leaves and glue behind the peony.

Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments stamp set on vellum using Versamark or gold ink. Heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Punch out with the Timeless Label punch. (THIS PUNCH IS RETIRING – GET YOURS NOW)

Use the Scripty 3D embossing folder to emboss the Artistry Blooms DSP panel. HINT: Line up with the subtle lines in the DSP.

Add Dimensionals to the peony. Adhere peony and sentiment to the embossed panel.

Make 2 separate loops with the gold ribbon. Wrap a glue dot around the ribbon to secure. Tuck behind the peony.

Add some Artistry Blooms sequins. Customize the card insert with a sweet message and add a hint of what is to come to the outside of the envelope.

And do you like the colorful twist on the Prized Peony? Order this set and any supplies that you need by clicking on the products below. Or click on the SHOP 24/7 under my signature to be whisked directly to my online store. I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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