Friday, June 2, 2017

Altenew Peony Bouquet Flip Cards

I adore these Tonic Studio Flip Flop die sets when I need to make something special and don't have much time.  I got a little panicky last night when I realized I needed to make two birthday cards and a sympathy card for today.  


I stamped these lavender flowers with Tim Holtz distress Ink.  The layers on these Altenew Peony Bouquet stamps are pretty easy to line up in my Misti if I just pick a few spots to concentrate on.

I'm into stripes lately, both in my quilt borders and cards.  They just seem to coordinate with everything.  This beautiful gold and white striped Stampin' Up vellum called to me from my stash.

I used two different Tonic Flip Flop dies, an oval and a rectangle.  The die cut sets include a large die to cut the flip flop card (over 5 x 7) which can be sized to different dimensions and several layering dies for the shape area. There's a sentiment die for the center, but I chose to pop up my peonies for my focal point and put my sentiment on the back.  I dug out my Marvy stamp pads from a hundred years ago and now I remember why I love them so much.  The pinks and reds stamped very evenly and I am happy with the bright, vivid colors. Good thing I have the reinkers because I think I'll be using them a lot for my layered stamps.

The little swirls around the flowers were the scraps from the die cut frame.  Glad I didn't throw them away!  I added a pretty sparkly gold bow to my side panel and some sequins to match the flowers and I'm almost done.

I use tons of die cut sentiments because I can put them anywhere on the card, even over stamped images, and I don't have to worry about ink smudges.  This "Prayers" image is from Hero Arts and it has several stamp phrases to go with it.  And, of course, I messed up stamping the "sending hugs" phrase, so I just stamped it again on another piece of paper and popped it up over my boo boo. I'm a boo boo guru. 

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Go forth and be fabulous.

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  1. What beautiful stamping and gorgeous design, Nancy! Love the flip and gold detail. Fabulous work. Thanks so much for joining our 'My Secret Garden' challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  2. These cards are quite lovely and have that little something extra. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept this week!

  3. incredibly noble and elegant!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Oh, these are positively gorgeous. Love the elegant gold and vibrant flowers. So glad you could join us at The Card Concept.

  5. Thanks, Julee. I 💚 your blog.

  6. Very pretty cards lovely layout.

    Thanks for joining us at dream valley

    Tracey dt

  7. Beautiful the design..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

    1. Thank you so much for tsking out time and following my blog ,leaving some love...I am your new follower your unique and beautiful..hugs xx Deepti

  8. Beautiful cards, So colourful and elegant. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

  9. What a lovely card, Nancy. That gold is always so difficult to photograph that the photos never quite do them justice to how incredibly GORGEOUS they are in real life when the light hits that gold and just shimmers. I know how beautiful this must be in one's hands. What a lovely creation. Thank you SO much for stopping by to share this stunning card in our challenge. I'm always so grateful for every entry I receive in the challenges, and can't thank you enough for playing along with us. Your talents are recognized and appreciated. I truly hope that you will join us again soon. (you may share up to five entries per week - 10 total in 2-week challenge) By the way, no need to leave me a comment here thanking me. I'm not sure if you know this, but bloggers do not see these comments (or even receive notification of them) unless they return to your blog to look. The better choice is always to stop by their blog, make a new friend, follow their blog, and visit often. That's I will be doing with your lovely blog, and I would greatly appreciate having you stop by my blog to do the same. I always love making new crafty blog friends. And I really do hope you will join our challenge again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Hello again, Nancy:

    Well, after writing all I did in my last comment, I realized that I was wearing the wrong hat. You did not link up with us at WAW. I was stopping by to thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. (sorry for the mistake) I do hope now, after seeing your gorgeous work, that you will always play along in both challenges. The folds in your card are amazing. Don't get me started again. Thanks for playing along, and please always remember to think of Really Reasonable Ribbon next time you're in need of ribbon, lace, twine, flowers, etc. And there's always a fun challenge as well. I really do look forward to seeing more of your lovely art work.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon