ID: DT June/15 - Quill Peony Easel - Friendship - HB  card
size:  7"w x 5"h (easel closed)

Created: June 21, 2015

I was in a quandary as to what to make for my DT challenge this time... and as I was perusing a magazine noticed a peony flower which I liked, then thought about a challenge that asked for white embossed image on Kraft cardstock and the rest just evolved...

I'm using one of the newest stamps plus a birthday sentiment and part of another sentiment from Quietfire Design

("Friendship isn't a big thing..."); ("Happy Birthday Plain & Simple" 7pce set); ("We Cannot Tell..." 2 pce set);

I scored and folded my Kraft cardstock to create the easel. Cut another piece of Kraft cardstock for my front.

Created my peony stamp, drawing directly on the clear lino (Jack Richeson & Co) using a Staedtler Lumocolor black marker. Cut the design around the outside edges with an x-acto knife, then started carving the petal lines using a fine "V" shaped carving tool. Inked up the stamp using Versamark, stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. Cut the stamp image from some scrap copy paper to use as a mask, and then continued stamping and embossing with the white.

PS there is a stamped image under the quilled piece. It was almost as I finished the card I decided to do some quilling on it... which I did with my eCut white quill strips I made a while back, coloring them with Distress "Spun Sugar" and addign a pink rhinestone center to the flower. When the quilled flower was finished and adhered to an under layer, I hit the tops with some "Picked Raspberry".

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Die cut the diagonal edge using Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson "Gemini - Lyra" die set).

front view

Added Sari ribbon to the edges and then some faux stitching lines using a Sakura white gel pen. Final touch added some white pearl flourishes. Adhered to card front.

I also adhered some gold patterned wrapping paper (Paper Roots) to the easel flap to peek through the die cut area.

On the floor: Stamped another of the peony and white embossed.

Cut another peony, this time from white cardstock, inked my stamp with the Spun Sugar and a touch of the raspberry, misted with water and stamped. folded it in half and adhered part to the floor to act as a stopper.

Adhered a piece of white lace, just peeking out from the easel front.

Stamped the birthday sentiment and the "my friend" using the black onyx and clear embossed.

Continued with the faux stitch lines.

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