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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Peony Display

Hello everyone! Good morning!

My card this morning is a tri-fold card but, hahaha, I got carried away and put so many flowers on it I can't close it!!!  It works perfectly for displaying though!


Card size: 12” X 7”   Start with a piece of heavy weight white card stock 6 X 12 and score at 4” and 8”.  Also cut a piece of decorative paper 6 X 12 and score at 4” and 8”.  Use the curved plain edge of the Fleur Border Basics to cut both 4” ends of card stock and also the paper to match.  Trim paper to show about 1/8” white border all the way around and then glue to white base making sure score lines match and you can still fold in enough to make a display of your card.
Tape two border dies together (the scallop and the decorative) to form the decorative edges for the top of the card, die cut and glue to top.  Cut Decorative Medallion from white for the top center.
Cut the Decorative oval from white and cut a background oval from medium pink decorative paper, glue to center panel.
Stamp and die cut multiple Peony flowers using Rose Coral and Rhubarb Stalk, Lilac blossoms using Wisteria, blossoms (from Rain Boots & Blossoms)using Bamboo Leaves and Wisteria and the sentiment using Rhubarb Stalk. Sponge Angel Pink around die cut sentiment.  Color Peony flowers with Salmon and Angel Pink, Lilac blossoms and blossoms with Lulu Lavender and glue white Flower Soft onto round flower blossoms.  Shape blossoms and leaves slightly and place Peony in shaping mold after misting with water, run through die cutting machine to form.  After they dry, push down in the centers using a flower shaping mat and tools then start gluing blossoms together (usually at least 3 layers).  Pierce a hole into the center of each flower and add stamen.  Add green Prills to centers of Lilac blossoms.  Sponge glue onto flowers and glitter with Crystal Clear.
Start decorating display with leaves, blossoms and flowers on both sides of the oval (decorate one side more than the other), add Lilac blossoms to fill gaps. 
Die cut a dark pink mat for sentiment and add sentiment with mat to the center of large Decorative Oval.

Thanks for visiting today!

Speaking of display, my title for this card, it made me think of a teaching from Jesus Christ my Lord.

Matthew 6:1-4 New Living Translation 

“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
He goes on to say the same about praying and about fasting...In other words, don't do things to be praised by people but to be praised by God, to have a lasting reward, a lasting treasure.

Proverbs 27:2 New Living Translation (NLT)

Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—
    a stranger, not your own lips.


Olga Jewell said...

Robin this is over the gorgeous top!!! said...

Stunning creation!

Norah McPhee said...

Robin flower, it may not close but i personally absolutely love how "overboard" you have went with all the stunning beauty that you have created. It is absolutely gorgeous and thank you for being as kind as to share with the world.
crafty hugs
Norah (Cental Scotland)

Patricia Manhire said...

Wow this is just gorgeous and I love how you have gone 'overboard' with your flowers. I do that all the time too lol. I love your use of all the decorative dies as well. Hugs xxx

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Wow Robin this display card is absolutely gorgeous! Your flowers are over the top beautiful! You’re such an amazing artist!

Susie Williams said...

Mate one day I'm going to break my jaw....after it hits the floor upon seeing one of your incredible creations. Wow this is gorgeous, beautiful and very moving all at the same time. Your creations are full of heart and love my sweet Robin. Your art and words inspire me! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, ROBIN! This is a THUD and a half! It is exquisite and such a sight to behold. The flowers are glorious, and I love them all...and I think they were meant to be there so it wouldn't close. I love clicking on your photos and then seeing the enlarged versions to see all the beautiful details. You work is amazing and so delicate. I love the beautiful white lacy dies and may have to break down and get one (or two...haha). I really love the beautiful Scripture verse that these flowers showcase so wonderfully! I love it all, precious friend and sister and I praise God that He is with us always and wherever we go! Warm, sunny hugs, precious Robin! Love you dearly! xoxo

SussiPoppins said...

Hi...truly a work of art! Inky hugs