Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards

You Are My Tribe


Hi there, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

The kind folks at Picket Fence Studios recently sent me some beautiful stamp sets to play with and when the package arrived yesterday, I couldn’t wait to play with this gorgeous peony!

I started by stamping one of the three peony blooms from the Peony Bouquet stamp set in alcohol-ink friendly PFS Black Hybrid Ink onto an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock. I masked off a small part of a petal and then stamped the stem which included the five leaves.  I took care not to ink up the bottom of the stem because it wasn’t quite long enough to reach the edge of the panel.  I used a black Copic Multiliner 0.3 pen to extend the stem and then I got down to coloring.

I used RV10, RV63, and RV66 for the petals and G21, G24, and G28 for the leaves.  Then I went in with a Dark Purple Prismacolor pencil and deepened the color in the nooks and crannies.  Then I added a halo around the entire flower, starting with W5 and then adding W3 and W1 as I extended the halo further away from the flower.

The sentiment (I have always wanted one of these “tribe” sentiments!) is from the Simply Wonderful stamp set.  I stamped it in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

Then I used a ruler to pencil in a sketchy frame which, when I was satisfied with it, I went over with a Sakura Pigma Micron 01 pen.  To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for visiting!


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