Altenew Peony Bouquet

I am so honored to be a Guest Designer for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenges during August!  This card is my first card and it’s for this week’s Color Challenge, CC594. The card features the Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set!  This stamp set is gorgeous and it involves the 3 and 4-step stamping technique.

Altenew Peony Bouquet

The Stampin’ Up! colors featured for the challenge are Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, and Pear Pizzazz.

Watermelon Wonder 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock  Peekaboo Peach 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock   Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

The “dessert” for this challenge is “Flowers or Fruit”.  Thus, I used flowers, the peonies from this gorgeous stamp set (see photo of the set below).

Using the 3 and 4-step stamping technique for this card took more effort as the flowers could only be created using the Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach colors.  So I learned through making the card that all I had to do was adjust the amount of ink I used for each stamp and each step.  For example, the large peony outline stamp was covered twice with Peekaboo Peach ink and stamped twice.  The next stamp, which was solid, was stamped once with Peekaboo Peach ink.  The third stamp, which is one that added dimension, was inked and stamped three times.  Lastly, the second dimensional stamp was inked with Watermelon Wonder twice and stamped twice.

Altenew Peony Bouquet

I used the same process for the peony bud and foliage.  However, I only had one color for the foliage and that is Pear Pizzazz.  I added three pearls that I colored with a copic marker that closely matches Watermelon Wonder.  Lastly, I added the sentiment, Thanks, with a stamp from Catherine Pooler’s Hand Painted Thanks stamp set.


STAMPS:  Altenew Peony Bouquet and Hand Painted Thanks (Catherine Pooler) (SOLD OUT)

PAPER:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock

INK:  SU Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, and Pear Pizzazz, and Memento Tuxedo Black




SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”  Ephesians 1:3

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