Peony Thanks | By Laurie Schmidlin


Hello there!  Laurie here and I’m back today sharing a fresh, Spring colored card with you!



One of my favorite ways to add vibrant colors to a card quickly, is to use a multi step stamp set.  On my card today, I chose the Delicate Peony set.



For the background, I cut a piece of the Bubblegum Dots Patterned Paper.  I wanted to soften the paper just a bit so that the flowers would stand out more.  To achieve this, I layered a piece of heavyweight vellum over the patterned paper.  You are still able to see the paper but the colors and pattern are muted just a bit, making your focal image easier to see.

After stamping all of the flowers, I die cut them out using the coordinating Delicate Peony die set.


Stamping with multi step images is easy!  I start with the solid image first and ink it up using the lightest of my ink pads.  Next, I stamped the bold shading image in a slightly darker pink.  I find using a stamp positioner helps a great deal when lining these images up, but it is not necessary.  For the last step, I stamped the outline image in the darkest pink/red ink.



For the sentiment, I stamped and die cut the Thanks stamp from the Just Because stamp and die set bundle.  I also embossed one of the companion sentiments from the same set directly onto the vellum.


Thanks so much for joining me here today!








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