Monday, June 6, 2016

Jumbo Peony

I've got a huge paper peony to share with you today. Wish I could share the real deal, as well. We had some beauties in our yard up until just the other day. I LOVE the scent and the shape of peonies. They are my second-favorite flower, hydrangeas taking first place, of course. :-)

I have to admit this Jumbo Peony stamp by Stampendous had me stumped at first. It really is a big flower, and I wasn't sure it would work. My card sizes are typically an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), and this peony positively fills the front cover. 

I stamped the flower on a piece of patterned pink paper (tongue twister!), then added strokes with a pink Copic marker to create more dimension. I trimmed it out, adhered it to a panel of swirl-embossed kraft cardstock, added die-cut greenery (Spellbinders) and ink gems and pearls.

My coloring is no masterpiece, believe me. This was actually the first time I'd used the Jumbo Peony stamp, and it was my practice run. Hope you don't mind that I've shared it here!

Thanks so much for coming by today, and have a wonderful day!


Leslie Miller said...

Wow, that IS big! Big and gorgeous! Love how you added a bit of color to the DP. I've never successfully grown peonies here. I just don't have a spot with as much sun as they'd like in our cooler climate. They grow well in our region, but not at my house.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh what a beauty that peony is!! They are gorgeous flowers aren't they. Penelope and I enjoy those in our neighborhood when we take our walks, they smell so good!! Very pretty card!

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