Hola and happy Saturday! April over here on the blog sharing a thank you card featuring the Adornment Peony die set. This set is beautiful and contains four dies: Two peony dies – one detailed, one outline; two leaf dies – one detailed, one outline.

I started this card by deciding that I really wanted to use the Memory Box black glossy cardstock in a way that was celebrated our current Springtime season.

  1. I cut the Adornment Peony outline die out from heavy weight white cardstock so that I would have two solid peony pieces.

2. I took a piece of the glossy black cardstock and put a piece of a double sided adhesive sheet (like Stick It) on the back.

3. I then cut the detailed peony die from this piece of glossy cardstock. Adding the adhesive to the back before cutting made it a lot easier to adhere the delicate pieces later.

4. I peeled the adhesive backing off from the outline piece of the peony, and put it onto the solid peony piece I cut in step #1. I decided to save the other peony pieces to do a diecut inlay on a future card.

5. For the leaves, I used the solid leaf die, and cut it from green cardstock I pulled from the Lush Green 6×6 paper pad. I added a little ink blending to the edges of the leaves with some green ink.

6. One of my favorite paper pads is the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad and I used it here to create part of my card background by taking a piece of the red foil paper and cutting about 1.5″ x 5.5″. I glued this to the right edge of the card front.

7. I added the peony and leaves on the front, popped up with some thin foam tape.

8. For the sentiment, I wanted it to match the flower, so I used the same glossy black cardstock with the Thanks Honey Script die set. I cut the background from the glossy cardstock, and the actual sentiment from white cardstock and glued them together, then adhered it to the card with the same thin, foam tape.

9. For final touches I added a few red crystals from the Christmas Fairy Crystals pack. Also, I used my Nuvo shimmer pen to ‘color’ in the white space of the peony.

I really like how the glossy, black cardstock adds just a little extra shine and interest to the card. Also, I encourage everyone to play around with textures and mix glitter, foil, glossy, and any other types together on a card to see how they look.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will have fun in all your crafting adventures.