Peony Bouquet with layered stamping guide

by Sveta Fotinia

Hello, dear readers!

Sveta is here today and I want to share with you two monochromatic cards using incredible Peony Bouquet Stamp set! Most of all I like detailed lines in this stamp set,  so I wanted to create something simple and eye catching. I added only one bold layer of peony's leaves and used Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink to stamp it so the flower is still the main focal point on the card.  I went with Thinking of you stamp set for the sentiment and decided to pop-up a little stripe. I cut my card into three pieces using my paper trimmer and used a black foam adhesive to adhere a little piece with “thinking of you” words , and  glue for other parts, adhering all of them on a black card base (Jet Black cardstock). This trick added missing interest for such a simple card.




When I made first card I noticed that stamped black leaves look like die-cut when used with black card base. I loved this idea and decided to create a background with black leaves on it. In this card I also divided the sentiment with dimension: I stamped one sentiment along two flowers and adhered on of them using foam tape.

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It took some time to get along with this stamp set when I tried it first, but once you'll find the right position for each layer it becomes pretty clear. I want to share with you “points” that I use for stamp layers positioning:

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Inks I used for my peonies:

Frosty Pink Crisp Dye Ink

Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink

Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink

Also I used Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock for my both cards.


Hope my tips were useful and cards were inspiring!

Have a great weekend!


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vicki dutcher February 26, 2016 - 8:11 AM

Beautiful! I love the first card with the cut sentiment. Perfectly lined up!!

Holly Saveur February 26, 2016 - 8:23 AM

Great stamping tips..and gorgeous cards!

Betty February 26, 2016 - 8:34 AM

both of your cards are wonderful – love the color combo and designs!

creatingincolors February 26, 2016 - 8:40 AM

What gorgeous cards!

TaeEun February 26, 2016 - 9:28 AM

Thank you for the useful tips and the beautiful cards, Sveta! Love the idea of black leaves on black card base!

Jeanne Jordan February 26, 2016 - 9:31 AM

So pretty. Thanks for the tips for layering. Sometimes I have difficulty with wiring stamps at first, too.

Maureen Reiss February 26, 2016 - 9:41 AM

Soooo Pretty!!

Ruchi February 26, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Gorgeous cards !!

Louise Fox February 26, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for your instructions on this stamp set. It is my new all time favorite! Beautiful cards I will want to CASE! Thank you again.

conil February 26, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Perfection. Love the black leaves. They offset that gorgeous peony to a tee.

Janet February 26, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Fantastic designs! Love them both. Thank you for the “how to” photographs – very helpful :-)

D.Ann C February 26, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Stunningly gorgeous!

Sandra Wingate February 26, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Thank you for the layering points. I’ve been reluctant to try them because I have one layered stamp and find it very difficult. I’ll have to tr this stamp..I think it is gorgeous! Thank you also for the black background. I wouldn’t have considered it if I even thought of it. Thank you!

Sue Brannan February 26, 2016 - 2:51 PM

Thank you for the tips, they are always welcome. The cards are just stunning especially with the pop of colour amongst the black and white. Beautiful x

Sue February 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM

These cards are simple but very elegant. I love the two tone look. The stamp and die set is amazing and I can’t wait to order these.

Wendy McCarthy February 26, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Beautiful! X

Linda Mc February 26, 2016 - 4:33 PM


Judie A February 26, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Super blog hop!!!

Pam February 26, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Perfect1 thanks for the tips! I need these now.

Susan R February 27, 2016 - 5:37 PM

I think the leaves in black look like a cut out background as well. Great idea. The tips for lining up the multi step stamp images is SO useful. I always have to do it several times before I “get” the lining up. Beautiful card. Where do you get your inspiration?

Darlene L February 27, 2016 - 11:34 PM

Just beautiful. The peony is my favorite flower.

Shari February 28, 2016 - 1:12 AM

Gorgeous! Magnificent coloring. ???

Scherolyn Leggett March 29, 2016 - 9:39 PM

Finding this is perfect timing! Plan to use this stamp set for my Mother’s Day cards. Thanks so much for the tips!

Patricia Foster April 14, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Thank you for your detailed instructions! I was really not able to line mine up until seeing your pictures! I love your beautiful card, too!!!

Nan G April 20, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Thank you for the tips about lining up the layers. I think I’ll mark my stamps so it’ll be easier for me to do the same. And I just love your cards. The black leaves are a great background for the beautiful flowers! and they do look like they’ve been cut out….clever!

Andrea J June 3, 2016 - 10:12 PM

I have recently purchased this set and lining up is not happening, so thank you so much for the tips. Much appreciated…………

Daria February 26, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards and your tips for lining up the layers.


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