Peony Bouquet with layered stamping guide

by Sveta Fotinia

Hello, dear readers!

Sveta is here today and I want to share with you two monochromatic cards using incredible Peony Bouquet Stamp set! Most of all I like detailed lines in this stamp set,  so I wanted to create something simple and eye catching. I added only one bold layer of peony’s leaves and used Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink to stamp it so the flower is still the main focal point on the card.  I went with Thinking of you stamp set for the sentiment and decided to pop-up a little stripe. I cut my card into three pieces using my paper trimmer and used a black foam adhesive to adhere a little piece with “thinking of you” words , and  glue for other parts, adhering all of them on a black card base (Jet Black cardstock). This trick added missing interest for such a simple card.

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When I made first card I noticed that stamped black leaves look like die-cut when used with black card base. I loved this idea and decided to create a background with black leaves on it. In this card I also divided the sentiment with dimension: I stamped one sentiment along two flowers and adhered on of them using foam tape.

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It took some time to get along with this stamp set when I tried it first, but once you’ll find the right position for each layer it becomes pretty clear. I want to share with you “points” that I use for stamp layers positioning:

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Inks I used for my peonies:

Frosty Pink Crisp Dye Ink

Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink

Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink

Also I used Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock for my both cards.

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Hope my tips were useful and cards were inspiring!

Have a great weekend!

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27 comments

vicki dutcher February 26, 2016 - 08:11

Beautiful! I love the first card with the cut sentiment. Perfectly lined up!!

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Holly Saveur February 26, 2016 - 08:23

Great stamping tips..and gorgeous cards!

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Betty February 26, 2016 - 08:34

both of your cards are wonderful – love the color combo and designs!

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creatingincolors February 26, 2016 - 08:40

What gorgeous cards!

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TaeEun February 26, 2016 - 09:28

Thank you for the useful tips and the beautiful cards, Sveta! Love the idea of black leaves on black card base!

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Jeanne Jordan February 26, 2016 - 09:31

So pretty. Thanks for the tips for layering. Sometimes I have difficulty with wiring stamps at first, too.

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Maureen Reiss February 26, 2016 - 09:41

Soooo Pretty!!

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Ruchi February 26, 2016 - 10:01

Gorgeous cards !!

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Louise Fox February 26, 2016 - 11:06

Thanks for your instructions on this stamp set. It is my new all time favorite! Beautiful cards I will want to CASE! Thank you again.

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conil February 26, 2016 - 11:07

Perfection. Love the black leaves. They offset that gorgeous peony to a tee.

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Janet February 26, 2016 - 11:26

Fantastic designs! Love them both. Thank you for the “how to” photographs – very helpful :-)

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D.Ann C February 26, 2016 - 11:34

Stunningly gorgeous!

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Sandra Wingate February 26, 2016 - 11:43

Thank you for the layering points. I’ve been reluctant to try them because I have one layered stamp and find it very difficult. I’ll have to tr this stamp..I think it is gorgeous! Thank you also for the black background. I wouldn’t have considered it if I even thought of it. Thank you!

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Sue Brannan February 26, 2016 - 14:51

Thank you for the tips, they are always welcome. The cards are just stunning especially with the pop of colour amongst the black and white. Beautiful x

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Sue February 26, 2016 - 16:00

These cards are simple but very elegant. I love the two tone look. The stamp and die set is amazing and I can’t wait to order these.

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Wendy McCarthy February 26, 2016 - 16:27

Beautiful! X

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Linda Mc February 26, 2016 - 16:33

Beautiful!

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Judie A February 26, 2016 - 18:46

Super blog hop!!!

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Pam February 26, 2016 - 21:26

Perfect1 thanks for the tips! I need these now.

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Susan R February 27, 2016 - 17:37

I think the leaves in black look like a cut out background as well. Great idea. The tips for lining up the multi step stamp images is SO useful. I always have to do it several times before I “get” the lining up. Beautiful card. Where do you get your inspiration?

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Darlene L February 27, 2016 - 23:34

Just beautiful. The peony is my favorite flower.

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Shari February 28, 2016 - 01:12

Gorgeous! Magnificent coloring. 💗💗💗

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Scherolyn Leggett March 29, 2016 - 21:39

Finding this is perfect timing! Plan to use this stamp set for my Mother’s Day cards. Thanks so much for the tips!

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Patricia Foster April 14, 2016 - 18:33

Thank you for your detailed instructions! I was really not able to line mine up until seeing your pictures! I love your beautiful card, too!!!

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Nan G April 20, 2016 - 21:31

Thank you for the tips about lining up the layers. I think I’ll mark my stamps so it’ll be easier for me to do the same. And I just love your cards. The black leaves are a great background for the beautiful flowers! and they do look like they’ve been cut out….clever!

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Andrea J June 3, 2016 - 22:12

I have recently purchased this set and lining up is not happening, so thank you so much for the tips. Much appreciated…………

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Daria February 26, 2017 - 14:03

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards and your tips for lining up the layers.

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