Introducing the Sweet Peony Collection...

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I'm so glad to see you!

Today marks another new release with Heartfelt Creations....we're introducing the Sweet Peony Collection!

Let me share with you a little bit about it...

Sweetly fragranced, and delicately airy, the graceful peony flower is a breathtaking and dreamy blossom that calls a quiet attention to itself! Lush foliage filled plants bursting forth with tightly wound flower buds among softly ruffled blossoms bring with them a hint of old fashioned romance and delight! Join Heartfelt Creations as we stroll through beautiful peony filled gardens in the new Sweet Peony Collection! Pause, linger and refresh your soul as you amble through a paper collection filled with delightful peony flowers in happy hues of angelic pinks and dark burgundies, set among a refreshing array of leafy greens, sky blues, and sunshine yellows! Soft swirls, gorgeous stripes, and dainty lace like accents come together to create pleasing backdrops for bold peony blossoms, chipping birds and divine window scenes! Three coordinating cling stamp set and die combinations bring the luscious peony flower to the forefront of this gorgeous collection. An assortment of varying sized peony petals and foliage die cut pieces work together to create dimensional and dynamic peony blossoms ready to captivate and take center stage on card fronts, scrapbook layouts and altered art pieces! So, breathe deep, drink in the sweetness of the peony blossoms, and feel free to linger awhile as we take in the gentle beauty of the Sweet Peony Collection!

When we purchased our yard almost 23 years ago now, I discovered I had inherited a large peony bush in the garden!  At first I was thrilled with this luscious plant and it's beautiful bountiful blossoms...until it became completely covered in ants! This tale did not end well for my peony plant...I opted to get rid of it because the ant problem was just too awful! LOL
I did have to chuckle when I saw the release images for this collection, as my first thought was...but where are the ants?  You will be happy to know that I am still a fan of the peony flower...I just admire them in different gardens than my own! As a matter of fact, I am still enough of a fan that my blog headers and watermarks have all been designed with the gorgeous peony flower! 

But now, on with the show!
The paper collection in this new release is absolutely breathtaking!
I knew right away that I wanted some of the gorgeous papers to stand alone and take a more center stage appearance in my card creation!

Here's what I came up with...

I fell in love with the background 6" x 6" premade card panel and didn't want to cover too much of it up! It reminds me of beautiful old fashioned wall paper!

To keep the look of the card light, I opted to die cut the delicate die cuts from white card stock and layer them behind the circle focal point which I die cut from another premade card panel. 

I decided I would do a two tone peony flower....which you will see, being the most full blossom closest to the bottom, and also created a tighter bud and smaller accent flower with these colors as well.  I then thought I would create some lighter colored accent flowers from the smallest peony blossoms, as well as one mid sized more loosely ruffled peony. I've added stamen centers to each of the lighter peony flowers, and although you can't see it in the photo, I've added gold prills to the centers of the multi tone peony blossoms. 

Here's a closer look at the flower cluster...

The largest flower has been created with three layers each of the largest peony blossoms, while the mid sized light pink peony has been created using two of each of the mid sized as you can see, you can create a variety of looks depending on whether you want a tighter blossom or a more airy look. 

For the finishing touches, I've used a light pink transparent glitter on all of the shaped peony flowers, as well as the preprinted images in the center circular focal point. I've added some Nuvo drops in an Ivory Pearl color around the sentiment to complete the look. I think this creation turned out just charming...and I hope you agree!

Well, that's all for me today! 
I hope you're enjoyed and been inspired with what I've shared with you!
For more creative inspirations and beautiful designs, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog...and don't forget to pick up your Sweet Peony Collection from the Online Store!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions

HCDP1-288 Sweet Peony Paper Collection
HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3820 Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7173 Small Sweet Peony Die
HCD1-7174 Large Sweet Peony Die
HCD1-7175 Peony Bud and Blossom Die
HCD1-7146 Festive Holiday Die
HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle and Basics Small Die
HCD1-7155 Circle Basics Large Die
HCPC-3814 Words of Encouragement Cling Stamp Set
HCFB1-464 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
RACP436 Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf Green
RACP962 Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Fern Green
RACP638 Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Rose Madder
RACP614 Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Magenta Hue
RACP482 Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Olive
TSMP802 Memento Dye Ink Pad – Peanut Brittle
TSMP804 Memento Dye Ink Pad – Desert Sand
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers – Pack of 30
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
NU675 Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ivory Seashell
HCS1-159-3 Assorted Bead Stamens - Medium
101 Baby’s Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
ANC804 Heart of Gold Prills
359848 Spellbinders Tool N’ One

Other Products: white card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, paper trimmer, scissors, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, BigShot Die Cutting Machine, Ranger Distress Tool, Ranger Distress Ink Foam and Handle, pop dots, adhesive runner, water, mist bottle, gold twine, MISTI stamp tool, ColorBox Chalk Ink - Cheeky

Create a 6” x 6” card base from white card stock. Locate 6” x 6” premade card panel for background mat as shown. Trim down background mat slightly smaller than card base to allow for a small white border around card front. Distress background mat and ink all edges using VersaColor Pine Cone ink. Adhere to card base using adhesive runner.

Locate 6” x 6” premade card panel with circle image as shown. Using the Circle Basics Die, cut out circular portion of card panel. Using MISTI and VersaFine Black Ink, stamp sentiment onto circle image. Die cut the eyelet circle from the Eyelet Circle and Basics Small Die from white card stock. Adhere circle image to decorative eyelet circle die cut. 

Cut two of the decorative accent die cuts from the Festive Holly Die using die cutting machine and white card stock. Adhere to card base as shown. Adhere eyelet circle focal point to card base as shown using dimensional pop dots.

Stamp three inkings of the largest peony blossom petals, as well as one inking of the largest peony and bud images from the Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Magenta Hue Archival Ink. Stamp two inkings of the rest of the varying sized peony blossoms. Color using Stack and Store Daubers with ColorBox Cheeky and Memento Peanut Brittle. Die cut using coordinating dies and then ink petal tips lightly with Madder Rose Archival Ink. Shape flowers using 3D Basics Floral Shaping Mold. For full instructions on how to shape the Sweet Peony flower using the mold, please see video link above. Color peony bud and stamped floral image using same color combination as pieces for dimensional blossoms as well as Olive Archival Ink for leaf accents.

Create one large peony blossom using three layers of each of the largest peony petals. Create one peony bud using four of the mid sized peony petal pieces. Lastly, create one small blossom using three of the smaller peony petal pieces. Shape stamped peony image slightly using flower shaping kit, and adhere large peony blossom to stamped peony image.

Stamp several inkings of the varying sizes of peony leaves onto white card stock using Olive Green Archival Ink. Coloring using Fern Green and Leaf Green Archival Inks. Cut using coordinating dies and then ink around edges using Olive Archival Ink. Shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Stamp two or three inkings of the small and mid sized peony blossoms onto white card stock using Memento Desert Sand Ink. Using Stack and Store Daubers, apply a light coloring of ColorBox Cheeky Ink. Cut using coordinating dies, and shape using Basics Flower Shaping Mold. Create one mid sized Peony using two layers of each of the mid sized peony petal pieces. Apply flower stamens to center. Take seven of the smallest peony flowers and two of the next size up, shape using shaping kit and adhere flower stamens to centers.

Adhere large peony flower to card bottom as shown. Shape peony bud stamped image slightly and adhere up alongside of the card. Adhere dimensional peony bud over top peony bud stamped image. Adhere lighter pink peony just under bud and the smallest of the dimensional peonies beside it. Adhere leaves into floral cluster in empty areas. Next add in small accent flowers where desired.

For finishing touches, create gold loopy bow and adhere among flowers as shown. Glitter all dimensional flowers, and preprinted images on the eyelet circle focal point using a dries clear glue and Baby’s Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. Apply Nuvo Drops around sentiment as shown.

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