Prized Peony stamp set is a part of the Peony Garden suite of products from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.
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Peony Garden Suite
This is the Peony Garden Suite. It is a very pretty and elegant set, with floral images and subtle and neutral shades in the Designer Series Paper. You can purchase the entire suite, or you can purchase each element individually.
I have moved away from the elegant colours of the Designer Series Paper and Vellum Doilies for my projects today, using a colour scheme from the Colour Inkspirations Colour Challenge #81, Real Red, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake and Whisper White … I am also featuring Beginner, Casual and Avid projects, and showing how non-Christmas sets can be used for the festive season.
Beginner, Casual and Avid Crafters
Showcasing how products can be suitable for all levels of crafter has been a focus with Stampin’ Up!® for a few years now, and something we do regularly with the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop teams.
A beginner crafter is someone who is new to stamping, and will be looking to create with just inks, stamps and paper.
A casual crafter is someone who thinks that this papercrafting lark is pretty good and is keen to move beyond the basic supplies, maybe get a punch or two … or even invest in a diecutting machine.
An avid crafter is feeling the passion, knows that getting into the craft room is an inexpensive form of therapy, and is accumulating lots of “things”. Of course, she wants to use them all and doesn’t blink an eye at taking an hour to make a card! 😉
Which type of crafter are you?
Prized Peony Beginner Project
My projects today all feature the Prized Peony Stamp Set. This is a stunning Cling Rubber stamp set, the floral images are finely detailed line images and the sentiments are an elegant mix of fonts.
My beginner project is truly just Stamps, Inks and Paper.
I pulled out the Winter Woods stamp set for the Christmas sentiment. However the large peony image and that beautiful small textural stamp are both from Prized Peony.
This is a single Whisper White Thick cardstock layered card, the peony image is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and very quickly coloured with a sponge dauber and Real Red ink. It’s not precise, but it adds a splash of colour very quickly. The textural element is stamped with Cinnamon Cider, but I have stamped off to get a much lighter image.
The sentiment from Winter Woods is stamped with Real Red ink, and I added a smattering of the Opaque Gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems (Peony Garden Suite). Quick and easy, and yet still featuring basic stamping techniques.
For an in-between project, and a step up from the very simple beginner card, this card has Peony images stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and coloured with Real Red Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends. They have been fussy cut and layered over some Cinnamon Cider Designer Series Paper together with leaves stamped with Cinnamon Cider ink and coloured with Crumb Cake Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends.
The Christmas sentiment from Winter Woods Stamp Set has been stamped with Real Red onto the white panel at the top of the card. Cinnamon Cider Ribbon and more Elegant Faceted Gems complete the card. But wait a minute, I hear you say … there are no red gems in the Elegant Faceted Gems!! I coloured up some of the clear gems from the pack with Real Red Stampin’ Blends.
Real Red layering on a Cinnamon Cider folded card complete this project.
And last by not least, my Avid project. I created this project live on facebook in my Stampin’ Up! VIP Customer group, without much of a pre-conceived plan. It took me over an hour of decision making and on the go designing. If you are a member of my VIP group, you can check out the live here.
Of course, it features the Peony image and leaves, but this time I stamped them with Merry Merlot ink and coloured with the Real Red Stampin’ Blend Combo. Three of these lovely open floral images makes for a stunning display. However the inspiration image for the Colour Inkspirations challenge showed a very shiny red apple and I felt my flowers didn’t have enough “shine”, so after die cutting them, I covered each flower with Versamark ink and clear embossed them. This had the effect of intensifying the colours, and while you can’t see the glossy shine in the image above, the light catches the glint nicely as the card moves.
Some of the elements from the Casual Card are carried over to this card … the Cinnamon Cider Designer Series paper and those red coloured faceted gems. This time I stamped the Christmas Sentiment from Winter Woods stamp set with Real Red ink and Versamark ink (thank you Stamparatus), and clear embossed, before trimming out each word individually. The little banner is a die from the Tasteful Label dies, die cut from Real Red card and again Clear Embossed.
The layering this time is Cinnamon Cider on a Crumb Cake folded card, as the elements on the card are more than enough red.
The Stamping Sunday Design Team…
I am really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the design team members create using the products from the Peony Garden suite of products . Here is the full list of hop participants … visit them all and be inspired.
Colour Inkspiration #81
And I am doing double duty for this post, using the Colour Combination from Colour Inkspiration Colour Challenge #81.