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Mon 18

Peonies from the New Garden Party Collection
by Anne Thompson

There are so many lovely items in the new Garden Party Collection that I had a difficult time trying to decide which things to focus on for this post.  I finally chose the PEONY GARDEN CORNER Clear Stamp and Dies Set CL5255-D, along with VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink, Kuretake watercolors, and paper from the GARDEN FOLLY paper pad to make this card.

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I used Memory Box WATERCOLOR PAPER WP101 and stamped and painted five of the single blossom and five of the largest bud/leaf, using different reds for each peony and two or three greens on the leaves.  I then cut them out using the coordinating dies.

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I looked through the new 6X6 paper pad GARDEN FOLLY PP1005 to find a coordinating paper and chose a red plaid which I cut 5 1/4 X 4 and added to the front of a white notecard.  I used three peonies each with a leaf cluster on the front of the card.

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I used the leftover paper strip inside the notecard, added one of the peonies and two leaf clusters (the second one covers an ink smudge) and stamped "thank you" from the same stamp set.  

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And because I had everything out on the table I decided to try stamping on glitter paper which I had not done before.   I used the same stamps and ink and two papers from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP1001 to stamp and die cut more peonies and bud/leaf clusters.  I like how the black ink looked more gray on the pastel glitter papers.  (I did try stamping the bud/leaf on a brighter green scrap from the Jewel pad but the ink didn't really show up.)

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I used a pretty green paper from the Garden Folly pad and added it to a top-fold notecard.  I placed three blooms and leaf clusters on the front.
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And I added the other two blossoms/leaves on the strip of leftover paper, placed that inside the notecard, and stamped "thank you" to finish it up.
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Check out this stamp/dies set...sentiments for so many occasions and beautiful flowers suitable for many many different techniques.  There's even a butterfly!

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Be sure to look at all of the products here to see everything in the Garden Party Collection!

Happy Crafting!

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Comments

Beautiful cards, fab that you were able to stamp on the glittery papers!

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