Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Peony Garden DSP and Dies

I am busily making samples for my Online Catalogue Launch this Saturday and I always like to include at least one sample of home decor so I pulled out a little frame that I have and added some leftover Peony Garden Designer Series Paper on top of some Gray Granite cardstock. Have I mentioned how much I love this Designer Series? The Gray Granite, Basic Gray and Petal Pink are so appealing to me as a limited combo. It reminds me of a set we had a few years back and I think it was called Something Borrowed. It was based on Sahara Sand and Whisper White, and I think there were some pink embellishments that went with it! I loved that series so much and I don't know how many packages I went through! I think Peony Garden is destined to be the same for me!

But then there are the Peony Dies!! Oh, my goodness! When I first opened the package and saw them, I wasn't hopeful:

I was like, "What is this? It looks like a 50 piece jigsaw puzzle or something! What do I even do with this?!"
But after removing the outline pieces that coordinate with the Prized Peony stamp set, it turns out that there are only 5 flower pieces and 6 leaf pieces, with each of 3 leaves each having 2 parts.
And the flower pieces work so well: they slip inside each other smallest to largest, and match at the bottom edge, where you fasten them!! So much easier than it looks!

Anyway, here's another look at my picture frame:

  • I sponged and curled with a bone folder all the Petal Pink petal edges of the peony before assembling it. The center (in Basic Black) is added last of all the petals. 
  • The leaves are Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green for the highlights.
  • I added some of the Elegant Faceted Gems that come with this set as extra embellishments to catch the light.
And that's it for today. As I write this, Tuesday night, I keep falling asleep and leaving long lines of zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's, so I'm going to make it short!

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