Handmade Cards

Thanks with Pretty Peonies

I had a very important thank you card to make. I wanted to use a watercolour stamping technique I’d seen others use, and the WPlus9 Pretty Peonies set is perfect for this.

How I made this card:

After adding distress ink to the stamps, I spritzed them with water, then stamped them on card. This gave a lovely watercolour effect, rather than a solid stamped image. For the smaller images, I found that using a brush to add water to the stamp was better than spritzing, as it gave more control over the amount of water. I flicked some distress ink and perfect pearls over the finished stamped picture.

I added a strip of black and white striped paper to the edge of the card base, then trimmed down the card base and stamped panel to fit. Before adding the panel to the card, I added a dotted line for interest. I attached some foam behind the stamped panel, then adhered it to the card.

The word die was cut from silver embossed card. I finished the card with sequins and adhesive gems.

Products used to make this card:

  • WPlus9 Pretty Peonies stamp set
  • Clearly Besotted ‘thanks’ word die
  • Distress inks
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist, Perfect Pearls
  • We R Memory Keepers ‘Chalkboard’ 6×6 paper
  • Avery Elle ‘Dotted Borders Elle-ments’ die
  • Assorted sequins
  • Versamark ink
  • Hero Arts silver embossing powder

I’m entering this card into the following competition(s):

10 thoughts on “Thanks with Pretty Peonies”

    1. Thanks so much, Jean. It’s the card we will be sending to Sobell House Hospice with the donations so it was an important card for me to get right. I’m really pleased you like it 🙂


  1. Gorgeous blooms! I love the look of these. Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week 🙂


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