Story of Elegance 

Happy Friday!  I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit.

Today, I’m playing with the new Peony Garden Suite and I’m in L-O-V-E!  The papers, colors , stamps, dies – everything is simply stunning.   Here’s a look at the full suite.  So many goodies!!

Peony Garden Suite of products by Stampin' Up!

Peony Garden Suite

So what do you think?  I love the color palette of this suite.   It’s so soft and elegant.  Ooh la la!  I chose to work with Petal Pink and Gray Granite for my card today.

Sympathy card made with Stampin' Up! products

Peony Garden Sympathy Card

Sympathy Card and Envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

Sympathy Card with Envelope

This card is chock full of layers and texture.  I used the border die to cut the scrolled edge on the base panel.  A layer of the Peony Garden DSP is added to the base panel and the Gray Granite shimmer ribbon covers the seam.  I wanted a little more texture behind the flower, so I die cut a square using the Layering Square dies and topped it with a Square Vellum Doily.  I adhered the Doily to the square all around, but when I make this card again, I think I would only adhere the doily at the center.  This would allow for a little movement .  I used Gray Granite ink to stamp the large flower and die cut it .   The sentiment panel is another Layering Square die  set on the diagonal and it’s accented with two Elegant Faceted Gems.

And of course, I couldn’t move on without a monochromatic fave.  I opted for Gray Granite and used the same design as the card above without the panel behind the flower.Sympathy Card made with Stampin' Up! products


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Thank you again for stopping by!   I’ll be back on Tuesday with more card crafting fun.  Hope you’ll be back  too!   Enjoy your weekend.   Be sure to reach out to your loved ones.

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