Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pretty Peonies - Spellblogging for Spellbinders

Hello there!
Thank you for joining me for another Weekend Spellblogging post for Spellbinders
This week it's all about flowers and one of my favourite flowers at that!  When I saw the Create a Peony set in the
Spellbinders shop, it just had to come and live with me 😉

I used a white pearl card that has a hint of silver in it to make the card base and the various other white parts. 
There's also cream, peachy pink, dark peachy pink and some scraps of green card 
The sentiment is pc generated and the banner shape hand-cut
The bow is a triple looped bow made from seam binding
The beautiful filigree square is from an old Spellbinders
Shapeabilities set called Lace Doily Motifs 
The peony flowers were made using
the Create a Peony set

A good quality ball tool (check out sugarcraft equipment stockists for these) and foam shaping mat are pretty much essential for making flowers - you can manage without, but it's trickier.
 This die set makes it easy to create different sizes, you just change which and how many of each petal size to use - make one following the diagram on the packet and you'll soon get the idea
My three flowers are all different sizes and for the smallest one, I cut some of the petal shapes in green to make it look more like a bud that is just opening

Mu flower-making kit includes different sizes of bottle lids - they are very handy to leave part made and just finished flowers in while the glue sticks - things like the lid of a Pritt Stick (cleaned of sticky gunge), other smaller and larger lids of this kind are just great for helping to shape the flowers in their various sizes or stages - then you just need to spend a few minutes tweaking the petals using a bamboo skewer, or Pointy Tool for smaller ones.

I really love how the flowers turned out - I hope you are inspired to have a go, making flowers is such a lovely thing to do!

 Thanks for visiting, if you click on This Link  you'll find yourself at the Spellbinders store and you can get your hands on this beautiful die set too!

Happy Crafting



KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Kathy also your flowers.
Gr Karin

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning card, the flowers look so beautiful! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy your card is gorgeous those flowers are so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow such stunning flowers and great die cuts to goi with them

Andree said...

A sweet card Kathy. Your peonies look lovely xx

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card and stunning flowers

Shabneez said...

The effect you've created on the peonies is wonderful Kathy - you have such patience. A beautiful card. Shabneez x

Karen Whittaker said...

Stunning Flowers xxx

Cathy Clowes said...

Wow this is beautiful Kathy- the flowers are so stunning. Cathy x

Laine said...

Elegant and stunning Kathy.

Jennifer Kray said...

Your peonies are gorgeous! And I love the composition of your card. Stunning Kathy! x

Dawn said...

Oh my the flowers are just so beautiful. I love them. x