Hello Happy Birthday Peonies

Kia ora Koutou

This year it has been my mission to learn how to colour with alcohol markers. I have been taking lessons with Alyce at Kit and Clowder and I am so enjoying them and I am finding that I they are so much easier to use and the colouring is much quicker – better for my neurodivergent brain lol. Anyway, I have been purchasing different floral stamp sets to practice with and one of the sets I purchased was the Gina K Designs Majestic Peony Cling Stamp set. This is such a beautiful design and great for practice. Here is one of my first attempts at colouring using Copics on Neenah Classic Crest 80 Ib paper and I have used a colour combination from one of the classes that I have taken. (I have since discovered I prefer to use X-Press It card as it is much easier to blend). I have done a similar card design to this a few years ago. I had completed an Altenew class – All About Layering 4 (2) and I used all Altenew products then. You can see the post here.

I must admit that I do struggle with adding sentiments to coloured images as I feel that I have spent sooo much time colouring the images and don’t want to cover them up. Here I feel I have made a compromise by adding the die cut ‘hello’ and adding the stamped sentiment to the bottom right of the card just covering a small portion of the coloured image.

My Project

I have created a top folding 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ base card out of white cardstock. I cut a piece of gold cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered it to the front of the card base. I then cut a piece of black cardstock 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and embossed it with a diamond embossing folder from my stash. This was then added to the front of the gold card.

I stamped the peony image from the Gina K Designs Majestic Peony Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Classic Crest 80 Ib cardstock. I coloured the image in with Copic markers and then fussy cut the image. I went round the edges of the image with a Memento Tuxedo Black Marker to get rid of all the white edges and then adhered the entire image on the black embossed card.

I die cut four ‘hello’ dies from the Altenew Fancy Hello die set – three from black cardstock and one from gold cardstock. These were then stacked together with the gold die on top and then adhered to the centre of the card over the flowers.

I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Dotty Blooms stamp set in gold pigment ink on black cardstock and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment out using a banner die from the Altenew Featured Sentiments Die Set and die cut another plain banner from black cardstock. I adhered the stamped banner on the plain banner and added the sentiment to the bottom right of the card as shown with some foam strips.

To finish I added some gold pearls around the die cut ‘hello’.

Products Used:

Gina K Designs Majestic Peony Stamp Set

CTMH Diamond Embossing Folder

Altenew Fancy Hello Die

Altenew Dotted Blooms Stamp Set

Altenew Featured Sentiments Dies Set

Pink Fresh Studio Gold Pearls

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Memento Tuxedo Black Marker

Copic Markers – RV10, RV21, RV23, FV25, RV29, YG11, G21, G94, G99, B05, B12, B000

Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock

Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift, Onyx

Neenah Classic Crest 80 Ib

Bearly Art Glue

Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

Encore Gold Pigment ink

Heat gun

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