Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. The new Susan's Garden Notes - Peony dies are just the perfect size for cards. Today I created a 6"x6" card with layers of design paper from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 pad. I watched Susan's Peony video at this LINK and followed her instructions for completing the flower. As Susan states on the video, there are several different types of peony. I created one that does not have the yellow stamen. I die cut white petals and used two shades of pink markers to color the them. A darker pink was used for the center petals and the bud.
The sentiment I used is one of Susan's new stamps; it is the" Let Us Be Grateful" stamp. It was stamped using green ink then cut around with scissors. A backing was cut and attached with dimensional tape. The Elizabeth Craft Designs "Small Butterfly" was die cut using purple card stock. A narrow piece of lace was added under the middle strip of design paper. I used the Zutter Distrezz-it-All tool to distress the edges of the design paper. Pearls were added to complete the card.
Here is a close up of the flower.
All the Elizabeth Craft Design products used are listed below:
996 - Garden Notes - Peony
RS005 - Let Us Be Grateful stamp
713 - Small Butterfly
808 - Susan's 4pc All Metal Tool Set
809 - Mini Molding Pad