Budding Peonies

I am so in love with the Budding Peony Stamp Set! I promise to move onto other stamp sets soon! I created this fun color combo for the Color Challenge at The Paper Players. I admit, I struggled a bit...without green leaves...but think all the shades of gray work well together!  My pop of Raspberry keeps is from becoming dreary!

I arranged all of my elements based on the fun Sketch Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! You really have to stop by the blog and see all of the Design Team creations.....great interpretations of the sketch!

I used my stitched rectangle frame to ground my peony die cut as part of the sketch design.  I popped up my peony die cut for extra dimension, while gluing the extra leaves direct to the background paper.  My images is colored with Copics.  I could not resist adding in a tiny bit of bling below my sentiment.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4264 Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X5999 Charcoal Cardstock
X6010 Mink Cardstock
X7243B Feels Like Home Pattern Paper
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Copic Black Spica Pen
Copic Sketch Markers, C1, C5, RV04, RV06, RV09, Y17
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
Rectangle Stitched Die by MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge-Anything Goes
Modsquad Challenge-Spring Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous. I love the bold take on the colors. Stunning card. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week

  2. Allisa this is just beautiful! I love the bold floral image and the details you added. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  3. Beautiful card, Allisa! I love leaves that are not green, and gray is one of my go to colors for them! I love them! Your bold bloom with the gray background gives your card a very dramatic look. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. I do love peonies and that bold peony image is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. I would have struggled without greens too! I love the elegant look you achieved with this bold flower on gray. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx


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