Sunday 10 May 2020

…vainly pray the shaft may be removed

Sharing a card made with another beautiful peony stamp, this one from Studio Katia called BloomingBunch.


My card layout follows the sketch at Sunday Stamps.  I’ve used my flowers as the circular element and stencilled in the rectangular strip.  I did this so I could also play along at CAS Stencil using two different stencils as their challenge is for layered stencilling.  I inked in the first layer with Distress Inks and then added in my butterflies with metallic water colours.


I stamped my sentiment, from a retired Stampin’ Up! set, in the same Spun Sugar Distress Ink I used on the flowers then doused it in clear embossing powder to give it a little texture.  Finished off with some layered matting in colours to match the stamped and stencilled elements.  Loving all the soft colours on this one and those peonies, I think I’m a little obsessed with them given how many different peony stamps I own!


Over at Stamping Sensations they have a flower challenge going on so I am also linking up my card over there.  Hoping these pretty flowers bring a little comfort to the recipient who lost her partner very suddenly last week from a stroke.



Chalks & Powders etc

Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Clear

Dies, Stencils & Templates

Magenta Style Stencil ~ TM28 Nature Elements

Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Mini Stencil ~ THMST005 Mini Stencil Set 5

Inks & Paints etc

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors ~ No. 52 Ocean Green & No. 58 Ever Green

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Water Colors ~ No. 904 Champagne Gold

Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Spun Sugar & Squeezed Lemonade


Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow

Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Quartz

Bellbird Paperarts Cardstock ~ 300gsm Cotton Blend

Pion Design Palette Cardstock ~ Beige I


Stampin’ Up! ~ 149717 Lasting Lily (sentiment ~ retired set)

Studio Katia ~ STKS033 Blooming Bunch


Stamping Sensations ~ Say it with Flowers


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous flowers, Emily - love your soft and elegant coloring! This is a great take on the sketch - love that stamped border, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  2. What wonderful water colouring and lovely subtle colours. the bright green from the leaves provides a lovely contrast to the pale pink. Love how you have layered those stencils too. Your friend will definitely get a little bit of comfort from this card, I am sure. Thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil this month xx

  3. Such pretty soft colours on your lovly floral creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Say it with Flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. Just beautiful! Love your soft colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  5. Pretty flowers in lovely colours

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


  6. Beautiful peonies with your layered stencils - so pretty! thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil this month! xx

  7. Beautiful flowers ... love the soft colouring. Your layered stenciling gives such a pretty detail in the background. Thank you for playing along with the CAS Stencil challenge!


Thanks so much for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts (c: