Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pretty Peonies

Hello All,

Welcome to my third guest appearance at Just Us Girls. This type challenge happens to be one of my favorite... Color challenges. Before I get to the color scheme I want to share my card for today, enjoy!
A soft and elegant sympathy card will be ready to go when needed.
Hopefully, not for a long time!


Just Us Girls
with Chris

Challenge #377

The color combination of grays, pinks, and blues is so
amazingly beautiful together.
The use of vellum is meant to soften the hard lines and give it a bit of texture.
To add to its texture, I used a retired SU embossing folder.
I thought it would add a bit more to the design.

I know a lot of you have seen this set from Altenew. I thought it would be a sinch to do multi-step stamping but wow was I wrong. It took multiple tries, failure after failure, frustration until I finally figured it out. I ended up using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the stamp exactly where I needed it. It seemed to have done the trick.

Well, that should do it for me!! I want to thank Just Us Girls once again for being such fantastic hosts. I do hope you join their challenge. For me, it was great fun and I am sure it will be for you too. Take care and until next time, take care and happy stamping!!

All the best,


Sian said...


Nancy said...

Well, you have another fabulous card Shawna! Love the added vellum! It's a pleasure having you with us at JUGS!

Chris Dring said...

Shawna, what a STUNNING card! Love your use of the challenge colors, and those flowers look amazing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just beautiful flowers! Love that layered look

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is gorgeous! I love the peonies in the blues and pinks with the gray leaves. I think I will be CASEing this in the near future!

Mac Mable said...

Glad you persevered with this glorious card. Beautiful colours together and love the added texture of the embossing folder x

Bobby said...

Yes, it can take some trial and error to get those layered stamps just right, Shawna, but you ended up with gorgeous flowers. The embossed background looks like lace and adds a wonderful layer to your card.

Petra Swart said...

I also sometimes struggle to do the multi step stamping, Shawna!!!!! Your peonies turned out perfectly in the end and they look absolutely amazing!!! I love the idea to do the leaves in grey and I really like the embossed bg and the vellum!!!! Such a beautiful sympathy card, my friend!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Ina G said...

Absolutely STUNNING! A really beautiful card Shawna.

Jo Herbert said...

What gorgeous flowers! Such a classy elegant card. Hugs Jo

Judy Woodland said...

This is so stunning, Shawna. Great take on the challenge, you have used those colors that you colored the focal flower in blue!!! Wonderful design too!!

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