Good Morning Ladies,
Thank you all for your lovely comments on yesterday's card, I have to say that I really love those Phil Martin 'Charming' die range, that scalloped edge is so delicate.
Today's card is a 'Z-Fold' card, I used the 'Stampin Up! Pretty Peony ' collection, I had forgotten that I had bought the paper collection too and just discovered it yesterday, which is how this card came about.
I used Grey Granite which is a soft grey mixed with Petal Pink, (a soft peachy pink) I have to say that they are a match made in heaven, the papers feature the same colours too. I used the grey card to make my base card, cutting at 8 x 5 1/4, and scored at 4 inch and again at 2 inch for the 'Z Fold' flap. The next step was to add the patterned paper which I cut to 1/8 of an inch snaller than the base card and adhered to the base after inking around the edges with Petal Pink ink. I stamped my focal element in Gray Granite and added clear Embossing powder and heat set, this makes it easier to colour, I used Petal Pink Stampin Blends' to layer up colour onto my Peony, Old Olive for the foliage and stem. To make the Peony stand out I used Layered Stiched Label dies cut in Grey Granite and White card and layered, I added Pink ink to edge the white (to tie it into background). I placed the centre of the Label die cut on the fold of the card adding glue to just one side, to make sure that the panel for the inside was in the right place (so that its hidden when closed) I placed the second die cut Label directly over the one on the front, added adhesive and closed the card and it lined up perfectly. I die cut a Sue Wilson sentiment in Petal Pink, edged it a little with ink and adhered it to the panel. To add the sentiment to the front I used a Julie Hickey stamp to add the sentiment to the die cut tag, I added some grey ribbon and popped it on a foam pad and placed it underneath the Peony.
I hope you like today's card xx
Stay warm Ladies, it's still really cold, I hope it starts to warm up again soon.
Sending Love and huge hugs to all of you,