I’m so glad you’ve joined me today. Every once in a while I create a project I just want to stare at because I love it so much. Today’s project is one of them! Today we’re making a beatiful slimline card with the Prized Peony bundle, and I’ll be sharing how to sponge the Stampin Up peony, because I know this can be a challenge. Don’t worry, I’ll make it easy for you!
Prized Peony Bundle
This bundle includes the Prized Peony stamp set that has several beautiful flower stamps, plus lovely and delicate sentiments. It also includes the Peony dies, which can be used to cut around the stamped images or to create layered peonies without any stamping.
Last time I shared this bundle I created the peony card shown below. It was my ‘starter project’ with the Prized Peony set, because I was slightly afraid of these peony flowers and how to assemble them. I wanted the flower to look life-like, but I was afraid of trying to sponge it. I crumpled up the paper before die cutting it, and it was the perfect trick to make the flower look realistic quickly and easily.
I also wanted to try sponging a flower, but I wasn’t sure where to begin. Let’s talk about it below and I’ll share instructions to make it simple!
For my project, I used Flirty Flamingo cardstock and Poppy Parade ink. I used a sponge to add ink to the flower pieces as shown below. The key to getting realistic shading is getting the lights and darks in the right places. You’ll need to sponge ink onto the darker areas as shown, and when you put the flower together, it will be gorgeous!
Once the pieces are sponged, it is very easy to assemble the flowers. Watch my video below to find out how, or check out this tutorial.
Watch along as I share how to make this card!
I hope this helps you know how to sponge the Stampin Up peony, and I hope you’ll try your hand at making this gorgeous card, or one similar. I would love to see different color combinations used on these flowers, so if you try some out, please send over a pic!
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Wow! This card is stunning Anna! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much!!