You may have guessed by now but if I can paint it I will! So when I saw the stunningly beautiful Peony Bouquet stencil from the new Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie release I took to thinking of how to get my paints in there somewhere! I’ll jump into the details of the card in a moment, but first, let me say that this post is part of a blog hop celebrating the Hey Bestie release more details of which are below. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
OK, back to the card and the design for this card was inspired by a blouse I have. It has a muted khaki green background with little white daisies painted on it with blue centres and black leaves. I dug around in my card stock and found this Olive card from Simon Says Stamp but which I don’t believe is stocked anymore. However, you could ink blend to get a lovely background colour too. I stamped the card with the You Are Background set in clear embossing ink for a tone on tone effect and then rubbed Black Soot Distress Oxide ink around the edges for a vignette effect.
I laid the Peony Bouquet stencil over the background and dabbed White Pigment ink gently through to transfer the design to the card. I then painted the flowers with Winsor & Newton Permanent White Gouache following the design left by the pigment ink. I kept the gouache mix concentrated, only adding a touch of water to keep the white as opaque as possible. I mixed a light teal blue for the flower centres and used a black for the leaves. I then went in with a light and medium grey to add definition to the petals and dotted in more of the teal blue too. I added a few swipes of other colours on the leaves also – deep green and chartreuse but those colours haven’t come across so well in the photos.
I accented around the sentiment with a trio of Hero Arts enamel dots.
I posted about this card the other day. I had great fun with this multimedia background and paired it with leaves from the Be Kind set, a Nested Tag stamped with a greeting from the Like You Words set and paired with the Like You Dies.
As mentioned above, this blog post is part of a hop to celebrate the Hey Bestie release from Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Simon’s blog but if not then that is a good place to start. As with all good hops, there are offers and giveaways!
- use code BFF489 with a purchase of $50 or more for a free Friend Outline die.
- Simon are giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the comment section. They’ll choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 15th of January.
Now it’s time to hop on over to …
Simon Says Stamp Blog
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D