Wonderful Peonies

I was inspired by my wonderful peonies, so this is the second post of the day! For the winnie & walter premiere click here.

I just had to get out my Hero Arts Flower Background stamp, because of my wonderful dark peonies:

They are in full bloom at the moment, making my little heart jump for joy everytime I enter our garden. So I made a card using another Hero Arts sketch (Sketch #2) and some embossing to enter this to the ABNH challenge, too:

First, I die-cut a tag from vellum using the Hero Arts Large Tag die. Then I embossed it with the Medallion embossing folder and adhered it to the card. I use a special vellum adhesive runner to do this. Now I stamped my Large Flower Background onto white cardstock. I chose one of the gorgeous flowers, colored it with watercolor pencils and fussy-cut it. It's difficult to capture on the photo, but I applied some Wink of Stella onto the petals. The flower is adhered with foam tape. I needed a German sentiment, so I printed one onto vellum and fussy-cut that, too.

I hope you like the result! Thanks for visiting!


Hero Arts Large Flower Background stamp, Large Tag die, Medallion embossing folder - Faber Castell pencils - MME enamel dots


Lin said...

Beautiful, Vanessa! Our peonies aren't quite blooming yet, but they seemed to have survived our hard winter with lots of buds. They are transplants from a loved neighbor who has since moved away - a rose red one like yours, a pale pink, and a white, and they are treasures!

I'd forgotten about this stamp - it IS a wonderful representation of a peony!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love love that flower!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Would love to walk in a garden and see such lovely peonies! Your card is a perfect match!

Dawn Turley said...

LOVE this Vanessa. Adore the beautiful purple flower.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Swoon! Love the embossing on here! Beautiful!