I haven’t stamped since Friday! Saturday was stamp camp, Sunday I was working on the newsletter, answering emails and went shopping with Rebecca, yesterday was my cleaning day. Plus I worked out for the first time since being sick. I was beat when I was done. Anyway….the reason for listing all that is that I didn’t have time to make a specific sample for today’s challenge. BUT….I haven’t shared a card yet, that kinda fits the bill.

From the inspiration picture, I wrote down the Colors: Tangerine, Baja, White and Chocolate. In this card I use all those colors, but Chocolate.


I started out with a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Basic Black cardstock folded in half. Adhered to that is a sanded 4″ square of BasicGrey Offbeat paper.

I stamped the Peony four times on Shimmery White cardstock in Black Memento Ink.  I cut one out with the Label 1 Nestabilities (sorry, can’t link to that. Ellen and Flourishes are out of stock right now), the others with scissors, each slightly smaller then the next. I colored the image with Aqua Painter and Classic inks (Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Garden Green ), adhered the layers with dimensionals on top of each other and added Crystal Effects over the flower head.

I adhered my flower layer to the next size up Black Label 1 cutout and tied black dotted ribbon around both layers. That was adhered to the card base with dimensionals.

Next I stamped the bee from the Peony set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Shimmery White cardstock, cut it out, colored it and adhered it to the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is from Flourishes Many Sentiments. It was also stamped in Tuxedo Black on Shimmery White. Baja Breeze was brushed over it with the Aqua Painter and it was punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch. A 1 3/8″ black circle was adhered underneath and the sentiment was underlined with a paper pierced row.


The inside of the card was layered with a 4″ square of Shimmery White cardstock.

It was topped with a 1 3/8″ x 4″ piece of Basic Black on the bottom of the card, followed by a 1 1/4″ x 4″ piece of BasicGrey paper. The designer paper was sanded like the front and the bee was stamped in the bottom left in Black Memento ink.

I will be stamping today, no matter what. I have a friend coming over to join me. We will listen to the soundtrack of Mamma Mia and stamp away. I can’t wait for that movie to come out on DVD! First though I have to go on my walk and run to the commissary. I am almost out of diet coke, and I can’t have that happen!

Have a great day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

21 Responses to “Tangerine Peony”

  1. WOW – fantastic card!!! The flower looks awesome!!!

  2. WOW!! This is gorgeous Beate, love that flower, it’s amazing!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  3. Oh, this is wonderful – love the flower!

  4. You sound like you’re in a fantastic mood and that’s just great! Your card is AMAZING! I love how you add the white and patterned paper on the inside. Have a great time with your friend! You deserve it. Talk to you soon.


  5. Wow, so very pretty! I love that stamp.

  6. Wow is that an EYE-CATCHING card! Wow! GORGEOUS!!

  7. Wow…such a stunning and beautiful card, Beate!! You ROCK!!

  8. The beautiful Peony certainly is striking! Love your new Nestie’s! Hugs, Deb

  9. Absolut fantastisch Beate! Die Blume sieht unglaublich schön aus. Liebe Grüße

  10. What an elegant beauty!

  11. Amazing creation Beate! I love all the details from the outside to the inside.


  12. WOW Beate — this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!

  13. Oh my word, this is gorgeous Beate! Love the flower…it’s stunning! Aren’t those new nesties to die for??!!! I love ’em!

  14. Wow! What a super job – what an amazing creation! I love it!

  15. HOOLEY DOOLEY Beate, that card is truly amazing!!! or to use your own vocabulary…”Fantasorgasmic!!!” LOL! Hope you have a great day stamping…..
    hugs and smiles from one Diet coke addict to another!
    Love Keesh x

  16. Oh my goodness! This needs to be framed! …beyond BEAUTIFUL, Beate! 🙂 LOVE it! Hope you had a great day and that you are feeling better! I am off to watch House! 🙂

  17. What a gorgeous glossy flower Beate. I bought Mamma Mia on DVD this morning and am giving it to my DD who turns 13 this Saturday…we can watch it together and sing our little hearts out…..love ABBA to bits:-)))Cheers!

  18. This fits the inspiration challenge perfectly, Beate! This is just the most gorgeous peony. WOWZA!!

  19. I need to get on the bandwagon with these beautifully crafted card interiors. Such a lovely finishing touch.

  20. Such rich, pretty colors! Very nice.

  21. Oh my gosh this is absolutely stunning!!! So gorgeous!!

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