Today’s video shows how to put together the beautiful peony in the Peony Die Set. I was playing with this card on Friday and once I’d made the first card, I went straight on to make a second one. They are such quick and easy cards to make I could have spent a whole day making them.
I felt the peony die-cut pieces needed something to give them more depth. The first card I made is the pale Petal Pink Happy Anniversary card and I sponged the edges and along the cut lines using Whisper White Craft Ink. I was very happy with the result until yesterday when I made another Petal Pink peony but sponged the layers using Petal Pink Ink!
This card looked so vibrant and when it was put against the first Petal Pink card it made the first one so very anaemic! The second peony card I made on Friday was the Cherry Cobbler and Grey Granite card. I’d sponged the peony using white craft ink and it looked very vibrant and stunning!
I found that the leaves for the Peony Suite and the Poppy Suite vary as far as the leaves are concerned. The good news about this is that it means we can’t use the leaves up the wrong way! It’s a matter of taste whether you want to use the Granny Apple Green layer on the leaves with the joined V part of the layer as the top or the bottom.
That probably doesn’t make much sense but check out how the leaves have been used in the catalogue. The poppies on page 19 have the complete V at the top of the leaves, and the peonies on page 82 have the V at the bottom of the leaf! The only reason I noticed this is because I made a poppy card on Friday as well and noticed they were the other way round to the peonies!
The bottom line of this is that whichever way you put the leaves, you’re not wrong and don’t let anyone tell you anything to the contrary! LOL! That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow! In the meantime take care, stay safe and happy crafting.
Mary-Ann (Mal) Lynch says
Oh Jan, WOW. Just love the cherry cobbler with white ink card. It just POPS plus. Will have to watch the video later as I have to take Daisy to SES Search and Rescue training and wont be home until midnight. Oh my goodness, despite the cost here in Australia, I am getting this bundle. Your cards give everyone so much inspiration. Hugs: M M DJ D W
Many thanks, Mal. The more I look at Cherry Cobbler and Magenta Madness, the more I think the Cherry Cobbler is the colour we had at home when I was a child! I definitely prefer the deeper colours. xx
Claire Gagne says
WOW!! This card is simply marvelous Jan. Is is just stunning. I really really love that peony die. May have to invest in this one for sure. Also a very good tip on using the leaves. Be safe & TYFS
Many thanks, Claire. It is gorgeous. As far as the leaves are concerned, I know it’s only a small detail, but I wanted to make sure crafters, particularly new crafters, know that it’s OK to use images, like leaves, the way they see them as correct. xx
Deanette A Linville says
What a beautiful card! WOW! Each color makes the card look so different! Love it!
Many thanks, Deanette. It’s amazing how this flower has been worked out! xx
LYNDA RUSSELL says
wow and wow so lovely – will have to get this set now.
Many thanks, Lynda. xx
Jan Holdorf says
I love your posts, Jan. Your cards are stunning, and I look forward to reading everything you have described for us. I feel like we’re old friends. ~Jan H.