I’ve had the Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die for quite awhile and hadn’t gotten around to using it. I wanted to give it try cutting the elements of the flower with paper that had been alcohol inked. Originally I thought I would use it to make a complementary color card, but I added some turquoise into the mix and it turned out to be a lovely card with white space.
I used Alcohol Inks Aqua, Sailboat Blue, Mermaid, Purple Twilight, Wild Plum, and Raspberry. I first saturated the Yupo Paper with Alcohol Blending Solution and then randomly dropped the colors onto the paper. I picked it up and moved it around to get the colors to blend and then set it aside to dry. I waited a little too long to add iCraft Deco Foil in Gold, but there are a few subtle spots were is shines.
After the background panel was dry I dies cut all the elements for the Peony Delight 3D Flower. I used Zots Medium Glue Dots, making the smaller and rolling them into strips to adhere the layers together. This added nice dimension to each of the layers. I love the variation in colors for each layer. For the center of the flower I added a pile of Ranger Multi Medium Matte and filled it with Mikuki Gold Seed Beads.
Thinking of the complimentary color to purple I decided to make the leaves gold. I used Paper Accents Gold Mirror and Glossy Gold Papers and love the way they looked layered.
I die cut a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I matted the back with an A2 size rectangle from the Glossy Gold cardstock and adhered them together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
I placed the flower and leaves onto the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Penny Black’s Heartfelt in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. It was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.
- Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die
- Penny Black Heartfelt
- Alcohol Inks: Aqua, Sailboat Blue, Mermaid, Purple Twilight, Wild Plum, Raspberry
- Alcohol Blending Solution
- Zots Medium Glue Dots
- Mikuki Seed Beads Gold
- Ranger Yupo Paper
- Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- iCraft Deco Foil Gold
- Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
- Paper Accents Glossy Gold Cardstock
- Scotch Tape
- Ranger Multi Medium Matte
- VersaMark Ink
- Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder