Hello dear friends and Happy Monday!
Ilda here with you today showcasing one of my favorite stamps from Studio Katia, the Japanese Peony Stamp and Coordinating Dies. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers and I can’t wait to see them bloom again in my garden in the Spring.
To begin I stamped out two flowers onto watercolor paper and then painted them in using Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. Once they were once they were dry I diecut each flower and a few extra leaves with the coordinating dies and set them aside to work on the rest of the card front.
To create a lattice like background for the flowers I cut a piece of paper that measured 4.25x 8.5 inches and then used the Halftone Dots Cover Die to die cut the panel, running it twice through the machine to create a larger panel. Before adhering the background layer to the card front, I blended out some Broken China distress oxide ink onto the card front and then glued down the lattice-like background.
To finish off the card, I glued the bottom peony onto the background and popped up the yellow peony with foam tape. The sentiment I used comes from the Birthday Greeting set and the Friend word die comes from the Spring Bouquet Die set. To add some shiny details I used glossy accents and added a few iridescent bubbles along the card front.
Hope this Japanese Peony Slimline Birthday Card inspired you today.
Thanks for stopping by, Ilda