Monday 29 June 2020

Prized Peony for Paper Players 497

What better way to spend a bleak, wet and cold winter's afternoon than exploring a new package from Stampin' Up!? Yes, the big brown box arrived earlier in the week and in it was the gloriously beautiful Prized Peony suite! I'd seen the new challenge at my favourite challenge, The Paper Players so took the chance to use it as inspiration.

I started with two pieces of the Peony Garden DSP and embossed the white base using the newly arrived Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.

I used Stampin' Blends to colour the mid-size Peony image and leaves. The scallop-edged panel I stamped using the sweet distressed diamond image to give some depth. I love little stamps like this in a set to let me build a background. This one is simple - just this one image repeated to give a splat of colour.

To get the sentiment, used a Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker to colour just the word I wanted from a larger sentiment. After cutting the strip, I used the small Peony image, stamped off once in Gray Granite, to over-stamp the sentiment.

The finishing touch was the addition of three Elegant Faceted Gems.
This is a beautiful suite of products and one I think I'll enjoy using for some time to come. Is it on your wish list yet?

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  1. Love the great mix of textures! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

  2. Beautiful card Jan. Love the colors and pretty paper. This new peony set is one of favorites. TFS

  3. WOW! Jan, this is gorgeous! I love the embossing and the beautiful DSP! Your peony is just lovely! SO happy you joined my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Lovely card absolutely gorgeous, love how you have put this together and the lovely colours

  5. This is beautiful, Jan! I have those papers but haven't played too much with them....and they look stunning with the peony! Thanks for playing with our sketch this week at the Players!

    1. This was the first time I'd used them, LeAnne.

  6. Such a beautiful card to showcase this suite, Jan! I love the stamped texture behinds the flower and the sentiment on the DSP. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us over at The Paper Players!