Saturday, 30 April 2016

Mother's Day Peony

Hi and welcome!  Today's card was made for a few challenges - the current Muse challenge, Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday and the floral theme at Card Concept.



I have been on a self-imposed craft spending ban for the last 2 months and have done quite well, despite all the gorgeous new products that have come onto the market in that time!  However, I really, really wanted Peony Bouquet as soon as it was released and, well, I ended up buying it, plus all the newer Altenew inks.  So today it was time to take them for a spin and this is the result.

I used the new red inks for the flower and one of the grey inks for the outline.  The sentiment comes from a Verve set and was stamped in the same grey ink and clear embossed.  What you can't see in the photo is the two scored lines above and below the sentiment.

I was inspired by Jenni's beautiful flower and bold sentiment as well as her general layout.  I categorising my card as Clean and Simple for Card Concept.


Thanks for visiting!

Products used:

Stamps:  Peony Bouquet (Altenew), Button Best (Verve)
Ink:  Moon Rock, Blush, Rouge, Velvet, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades (Altenew), Versamark
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Peony Bouquet
Accessories:  Scoreboard, Wink of Stella, rainstones

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Muse and Card Concept.

25 comments:

Cathy said...

Stunning flower Karen,beautiful CAS card, Cathy x

Bobby said...

Gorgeous card, Karren. I don't blame you for giving in to that Peony set. I recently got it too and LOVE it. The red ink cubes were out of stock :( but I'll be getting them when they're back and making a peony as beautiful as yours, I hope.

Ardyth said...

The shading on that beautiful bloom is absolutely gorgeous! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Karren!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, your Peonie looks fabulous, Karren!!!! The sentiment works wonderfully with the image stamp and the scorelines and dewdrops finish off this beautiful card, perfectly!!! Oh, how happy this stunning card would make any mother!!! Love it!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Karren, the coloring and shading are gorgeous.

Lyn said...

Amazing colouring <3 such a beautiful card

Carole said...

Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous colouring on the peony. xx

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful flower! Lovely CAS card!
Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Tenia Nelson said...

Ooooooooooooooh!!!! GORGE!!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Stunning, you have stamped this so perfectly. I love this stamp set and your colours used.

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow this is simply gorgeous love it! and thanks for playing along with us this weekX

I Card Everyone said...

OH Karren! I am so wanting that Peony!! You are making it very hard, but it is out of stock everywhere I turn!! Gorgeous card, my friend!
=]

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, that's such a beautiful rose!

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous, karren... absolutely gorgeous!!

K Ritter said...

Well, if you had to pick one single splurge the Altenew peony was sure the way to go! Fantastic card for Muse. Very nicely done :)

Patti said...

This is stunning!! I inked up this same set this week and found it both challenging and completely wonderful!! : ) You got my vote!! : )

Patti

Michele Henderson said...

This is a beautiful card! Perfect for Mother's Day! Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept this week!
Take care!
Michele

Ruth said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card. It popped out of all the thumbnails over at Muse this week. Xx

Karen said...

An absolutely gorgeous card!

Julie Gearinger said...

Very pretty!! Love the use of the new Peony stamp as well as the fabulous sentiment- a prefect CAS Design! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

Greta said...

I can see why you broke your ban, Karren! This is one gorgeous CAS card!

Karen D said...

Your card is stunning Karren. I can see why you broke the ban to buy this stamp set. I love the colours you have used.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Totally love this card and that gorgeous flower!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just stunning!

maria f. said...

This card is perfect. This flower is perfect. These pinks look like the perfect pink tones. What a lovely card!