Sunday, 14 September 2014

Peony Bouquet Card - Old Fashioned Decoupage for Sunday Snippets

Evening All,

Oh dear, the weekend's nearly over ... I hope it's been wonderful for you. I'm back with card #2 of the three I need to make before the 16th. This time it's one with floral decoupage that was cut from this Anna Griffin paper.
I've had 4 sheets of this gorgeous paper for several years. There's no name on the back for this design and even after a lengthy online search I'm none the wiser. When paper's that old, it's not even on Ms Griffin's website, it is time to put it to good use.
So, I fussy cut out the central bouquet on one sheet, and then cut out individual flower heads on another to create the decoupage. 

To make the background I started with a pre-made die-cut card base (from Creative Crafting World) and using an ink duster, I inked the front with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky distress ink. I then stamped randomly with two stamps, a small leaf stamp (from the much used IndigoBlu stamp set that came free with a magazine) in Brushed Corduroy, and Hero Arts 'Flowers Are Poetry' stamp in Stormy Sky. The next step was to stencil butterflies in Weathered Wood over the front using a Prima Elementals stencil. That done I then decided to edge the card with gilding flakes, Sunshine from Crafty Notions. This was prompted by watching Sarah, on UStream, edging the front of the lovely 80th Birthday Wishes Book she made yesterday - it reminded me that I had gilding flakes tucked away and not being used!
Once all that was done, I attached the decoupaged spray to the front. The greeting was made by stamping the greeting with Crafty Notions craft adhesive on to a snippet of white card and finishing with gilding flakes. The matting for the greeting is another snippet of white card and covered with gilding flakes. Both the greeting and the matting were created using Stampin' Up punches. 
I'm submitting this card to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 142 ... it's only two teeny-weeny snippets but every little bit helps keep the snippet mountain in check :)

Only one more card to do, the most important one of the three ... it's the EM's birthday ... and I still haven't a clue what I'm going to make yet! 

Better go and think about it :)

Wishing you a lovely evening whatever you are doing.

Happy Crafting,


scrappymo! said...

This is beautiful, Elizabeth!

The decoupaged image is really pretty and the gilding flakes have intrigued me...I think they might be something like gold to google it!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh lawks our lovely partners are very hard to make for! I love the gold leafing you added..makes the chintz very rich. And wow, that is fussy are very patient!

Bobbie Lynn said...

A beautiful card Elizabeth. Anna Griffin papers are timeless. Have a wonderful day.
Bobbie Lynn

Jean said...

This is a beautiful card Elizabeth, I love the background you made and the perfectly cut out flowers. That pretty paper reminds me of my curtain making days when there were lots of fabrics with the same sort of design.
Jean x

LINDA from Each Little World said...

What a gorgeous card! Never having done anything like that, I am quite shocked to realize how many layers and how much work is involved. I would have guessed that bottom layer came as it looked when you finished. I will look much more closely at such projects in the future!

Sandra H said...

Elizabeth this is gorgeous and loving the decoupage x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth, the background you stamped and inked looks perfect for the pretty pp. Cathy x

Di said...

Wahooooooo - what fabulous scissor work Elizabeth! So patient too. And the gilding flakes are a great finishing touch too :)

Hugs, Di xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Lovely card! The flowers are beautiful and I love the decoupage!

Debs Willis said...

What a great card, looks very Victorian
Debs x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card, it's so beautiful.

Warm hugs