Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Elegant & Dramatic Peony Birthday Card | Rubbernecker Stamps

Hi my friends!  Today I'm using one of Rubbernecker Stamps' new gorgeous floral stamp set called Poetic Peonies to make my dramatic and elegant birthday card!  I've seen several gorgeous cards over on Instagram that have a dark background and the white die cut edges are colored in to match.  I love this look and decided to give it a try!


First I created my card base.  I cut some dark blue card stock to A2 size and added Sapphire ink just around the edges with a blending brush.  Sapphire is in Color Fuse Set #8.  Once I had the edges to my liking I inked on some black ink just barely on the edges to add more depth.  I adhered the panel to a top-folding A2 card base.

Next I stamped the Poetic Peonies in Copic safe ink onto 80# Neenah Solar White card stock.  I colored them all with my Copic markers (colors are listed at the end).  Next I die cut the flowers with the coordinating dies and fussy cut all of the leaves.

Now, I'll admit to being a tab bit nervous about coloring those white die cut edges after the time I spent coloring the flowers!  I forged ahead though, and I am glad I did!  Look at this photo that shows the before and after.  It makes a huge difference!

So, you may notice that the little berry branches you see on the finished card are not in the photo above.  After I colored the white edges with the dark blue Copic, the black ink stamp branches did not show!  To remedy that (because I really wanted them on the card) I stamped three of them again, this time using Grass ink (Color Fuse #11).  I colored the berries and filled in the stems where needed with a green marker and fussy cut them out.  This time when I added the blue marker around the edges it was much better!


I added foam tape to the back of the three flowers and adhered them to the card front.  (I used my previous unfinished card photo for reference.)  I tucked in the leaves and berries and adhered them with liquid glue.

The sentiment is from the Poetic Peonies set and I stamped it in Versamark, added Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, and heat set it.  For a finishing touch and a bit of sparkle, I added sparkly gold dots with a gold Pentel Sparkle pen!


I had lots of fun creating this elegant birthday card!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Copic markers:
flowers/berries: RV17, RV25, RV14, RV13, RV21
leaves: YG67, YG17, YG23, YG03

Click the images to check these out over in Rubbernecker's shop:

3 comments:

  1. did you color the edges of the cut pieces with black or with the color of the leaves or petals? You have gotten a beautiful result. I always hesitate to use really dark backgrounds for this very reason.

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    1. I enlarged the picture and looks like she used a color that matched the background paper color.
      It is a beautiful card!

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    2. Tonilea, I colored all of the edges with the dark blue Copic marker--B39. :)

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