Hello! It's a brand new week which means there's a fun new challenge up on The Challenge blog! This week is picture inspiration.
Those beautiful peonies immediately caught my eye. My mom used to have 3 peony bushes outside our house when I was growing up and those beautiful pink ones were always my favorites!
I stamped several peonies and then used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut them out. I arranged them the way that I liked them and then (quick tip!) I used Washi tape to pick them up from the card base. This keeps the arrangement the way I like it without having to try to recreate it later and the low-tack tape doesn't leave any marks! I used liquid adhesive to adhere them together, but left the top flower free (I attached that with foam tape for dimension).
The black and white stripes are from a pattern paper pack and I simply adhered it to the side of my card base. I adhered my "clump" of flowers with liquid adhesive and then adhered that last flower on top with foam tape. I finished it off by using my Misti to stamp the label sentiment. I love my Misti because I never get an uneven sentiment. Before I got it, I used to ruin cards by stamping wonky sentiments at the very end! Now I never have to throw away an almost completed card or redo an element because of my own error! I finished everything off with a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.