Miss You | By Laurie Schmidlin

Hello there crafty friends!  Laurie here with you today sharing a bright and cheerful peony card.

 

 

Some of my favorite Birch Press Design dies to date are the Peony Bloom Cover Plates!  With these dies, it is so easy to create beautifully detailed cards in no time at all!

 

 

To create my card, I started by die cutting the Peony Bloom Layer A die out of red cardstock and Peony Bloom Layer B die out of a coral cardstock.  For the background, I sponged some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink onto two of the corners of a white cardstock layer.  I then spritzed it with water, lifting off some of the ink to leave white splatters.  For the final touch, I splattered on some gold paint.

 

 

I adhered the two Peony layers together and then attached to the sponged background layer.

 

 

I really love that the Peony Layer dies come with separate leaf dies, making it easy to customize the flowers.  I chose to die cut the leaves out of a shiny gold cardstock.

 

 

I didn’t want to add a sentiment to the front of the card as I didn’t want to cover up any of those lovely flowers.  I chose to carry the design over to the inside of the card and add my sentiment there.  I die cut another Peony Bloom Layer A out of red cardstock.  I trimmed off one of the flowers and adhered it to the upper right corner.  I stamped the Miss You sentiment from the Love and Miss You stamp set in black ink.  I also wanted to carry over a little bit of the gold from the front design so I added a gold die cut butterfly (from the Butterfly Cluster die set).

 

Thanks so much for joining me here today!

 

 

 

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