Inspire. Create. Sketch Challenge

I am back with another peony card! I just love these flowers!  I was blessed to actually have had similar ones growing at my house.  I say had, because either it was my lack of a green thumb or the harsh winters...they failed to come back!  I miss their brillant blooms! I am using the round shape of the flower as a stand in for the circle element at the sketch challenge at  Inspire.Create. Challenges.

I added some texture to my card, allowing the flower to remain center stage.  My white panel is dry embossed.  I add a tiny bit of sparkle to my Thank You sentiment. The little bit of burlap was keeping with the sketch while adding more texture.  My peony was colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol.  Lastly I popped up my flower image for more dimension.

All Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4264 Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts
X6018 Raspberry Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Z4170 New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon
Embossing Folder-Name Unknown by Lifestyle Crafts
Prismacolors blended w/Gamsol
Banner Die by MFT
Black Copic Spica Glitter Pen

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge-Add Texture & Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations-All Things Bright & Beautiful

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. A really pretty floral creation in lovely shades of pink for our 'All thing Bright and BEAUtiful' theme at Stamping Sensations February challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. Beautiful peony card, love the colours you used for the flower heads, stunning work, thank you for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

  3. This card is so beautiful, Allisa ! Your coloring is awesome and I love the color you used on the blossom. Very fabulous sketch as well. Love this clean and simple but eye-catching design.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


  4. That flower is just beautiful. Loving all the added texture too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  5. A fabulous card for our 'All thing Bright and BEAUtiful' theme at Stamping Sensations this month, thanks for joining us and Good Luck!


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