Tuesday, 7 July 2015

More Peonies...

Happy Tuesday,

As the feedback on the stamped peonies was so positive yesterday I thought you might like to see this card where I used the same stamps and embossing powder however this time I used Teal as my base colour.  I mixed the teal with coconut white which, as it is such a soft white, works so well with these strident colours.

I stated by cutting dies 1, 2 and 3 from the Lisbon set (if numbered counting as the largest being no 1) to make this teal detailed frame.  Next I stamped the sentiment, from Phil Martins sentiment range, in Peacock distress in onto coconut white foundation card.  I then centred the stamped image and cut the piece out using die no 1 from the Lisbon set which made a mat for the frame.  I angered the frame on (using scary glue as it is so fine) and added a few 3mm white stick on pearls at the junctions in the filigree frame.

To make the card I embossed a 5x7" piece of coconut white card using the matching 5x7" sparkle star embossing folder.  I covered this in pearl moon gilding wax and polished it with a dry wet wipe.  I then wrapped a piece of teal seem binding around this on the left hand side and added the frame and sentiment piece.

The flowers were made in the same format as yesterdays however this time I used Teal card and the maidenhair fern die as the foliage.  I also tucked in a messy bow using the seam binding.

A few layers of white and teal and finished, hopefully an elegant and classy card!

Creative Expressions craft dies by Sue Wilson
Perfect Peonies complete petals
maidenhair fern
Shaded peonies stamps to die for
Teal Seam binding
Teal & coconut white foundation card
CE Sparkle Star 5x7" embossing folder
cosmic shimmer pearl moon gilding wax



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you the card is so pretty. take care Kitty.

  2. Hi John,
    A beautiful card today, I do like the way you have done the peonies, I've got the dies and the stamps and am planning to have a try of this later today.

    Thanks for the inspiration you have given me. I've been trying to decide how to do a special card for Friday.

    Have a great day
    Maggie in Solihull

  3. Good morning John, I agree just blooming marvellous!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  4. Hello John, another beautiful creation today, love the colours and the flowers. Bx

  5. Hi John
    Stunning flowers on a perfect card! Love it! Best wishes, Anne O

  6. Lovely card and a lovely sentiment too.
    Elaine H X

  7. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the colour choice and the flowers are Devine. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  8. Eh up John
    Absolutely gorgeous. The flowers look stunning.
    Now, about this scary glue? . . . . . . . . Lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  9. Another stunner, love the flowers.

  10. Morning John, a gorgeous card and delectable flowers scary glue and all.
    Nancyd xx

  11. Hi John,
    Wonderful!! It's amazing how different things look by changing the colours.
    Lorna D

  12. Hi John,
    Another fab creation, love the colours.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  13. Stunning card, love the flowers. Am concerned about the "scary glue" though!


  14. Hi John, An amazingly beautiful card ,what a colour change can do ! I love the Peonies in this colour even better than yesterday . Must see where I can buy this scary glue?? Lol Take care Jane B.

  15. Morning John another lovely card, love the flowers. Great colour change.

  16. Hi John,
    A really elegant card, the flowers look stunning in teal.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  17. Morning John,
    Just gorgeous, love the flowers, my next purchase I think.

  18. Good morning John,
    Another winner, Teal, love this colour, makes a stunning card.
    Gail Cx

  19. What a gorgeous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. These peonie dies and stamps are on my list to buy Teal is one of my favourite colours Fabulous card

  21. Good morning John, thank you for sharing this lovely card!
    Rosemary x

  22. Morning John, Beautiful card love the peonies! Thanks for sharing,
    Love Junex (Cumbria)

  23. Morning John, Quite a 'regal' look to this card, it is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Hi John,
    such a lovely card - those peonies are gorgeous. Hadn't even realised that you'd sneaked in a Xmas card until I saw what embossing folder you had used. This is a card which one could have for any occasion. Beautiful.
    Best wishes, Rose

  25. Morning John, another masterpiece, love it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  26. Hi John,

    Gorgeous card, love the style. Yesterday's card was stunning , sorry I never had time to comment on anyone's posts lol! Beautiful colours used and those flowers are beautiful.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  27. Another stunning card. You are full of inspiration :)

  28. Love this card John, it is right up my alley. I can see I am going to have to shop for those flower dies.

    Jan from NSW (Aus)

  29. Hi John, love this classy card, and the white emboss on teal card is beautiful.
    X Ros

  30. Hi John,
    I need these Peonie dies and stamps to them asap :-)
    The card is stunning and I love the colour too !
    Have a good day,
    Maria x

  31. Hi John
    Sorry For Being Late But I've Had So Much To Do, I Love Today's Beautiful Card I Love The Colour Palette You've Chosen You Make Truly Beautiful Cards, I Love Those Awesome Flowers And The Terrific Sentiment From The Wonderful Phill Martin.
    Thank You For Sharing John
    Hugs From Sam x

  32. Hi John
    Another stunner today. I love the peonies, and I don't think I've seen this embossing folder before.

  33. Definitely Elegant and Classy!
    Was it the scary glue that angered the frame?
    Love Nancy x

  34. absolutely stunning card and those flowers are gorgeous especially in the colours you have used, I love it.

  35. Love those colours together, a really lovely flower, but please stop reminding me about Christmas cards, not ready yet !!!!! Luv Ursula x

  36. Stunning, elegant and classy. What more can I say? Oh, I love it!!!

  37. Hi John,
    another super creation today with those fab stamped flowers.
    Love the teal colour, and your fab design.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  38. great card,great flowers to match ,Laura O

  39. A beautiful card John, I love the embossed background and those gorgeous flowers. Pat x

  40. Hi John, lovely card he colours look great n love th embossing background, Take Care Melody xxx

  41. Love the teal and white. A beautiful card.

  42. Fab card and lovely colour combo and love the sentiment - think the scary glue was because you angered the frame!!!! Sorry John couldn't resist that one - lol xx GailT xx