Pretty Peony 2 for 1 Cards

Hello again my crafty friends! I’m so excited to share a fun technique that will give you two cards from one background. Today, we’re celebrating Day 3 of The Rabbit Hole Designs new release and my cards feature images from the Pretty in Peony stamp set. I can’t get over how lovely these flowers are and I’m so glad to have them in my collection. As soon as I saw them, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them!

My cards were inspired by a set I saw on Pinterest that used this technique to create two cards from one background. Here is a link to that set of cards. First, you stamp, emboss, and color your Pretty in Peony floral images. (I used Prima Watercolors on watercolor paper.) Then, you’ll want to cut out the images with a narrow border. (I used my ScanNCut and my thumbs thanked me for saving them the pain of fussy cutting.) Once you have the images cut out, arrange them so they slightly overlap each other and cover an A2 size area. Glue the pieces together where they overlap. This will give you a lacy floral piece. Use a set of nesting rectangle dies to cut out a frame from the floral piece.

To assemble your cards, die cut a pair of white card fronts with the same larger rectangle die and glue them to colored A2 card bases. Apply foam tape pieces to all of the floral pieces. Pop the outer floral frame onto one card and add a smaller white die cut rectangle with your sentiment. (I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Pretty in Peony set, then added a layered die cut word under it.) Pop the inner floral piece onto the center of the second card base and add your sentiment. (I used a smaller stamped/embossed strip and another layered word die.) Finish both cards with some flat back gems. I love the dimension and shine these cards have. And getting two cards for the same amount of effort as one is an added bonus 😉

If you hopped along with us yesterday and the day before, you’ve now seen all four new sets from The Rabbit Hole Designs June 2019 Release. How many ended up on you “must have” list? For me, it was all four! Remember, they are all available in the shop now, so head on over before they sell out! Each day of the hop, The Rabbit Hole Designs will offer free shipping on orders of $25.00 or more before taxes and shipping (US Orders Only). No code necessary, exclusions apply. Free Shipping ends May 30, 2019.

To celebrate Day 3 of the release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Pretty in Peony to one lucky winner. The winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST May 30, 2019 on all participating blogs. The winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog May 31, 2019.

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Lynnea Hollendonner
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Martha Lucia Gomez – next stop
Lisa Golzbein
Katie Brooks
Shanna Slater
MaryAnn Samuelson

Thanks for stopping by today; I’ll be back soon with more cardmaking fun! Don’t forget to go back and comment on Day 1 and Day 2 blogs to be entered to win the sets featured on those days too! If you’re not already signed up for my newsletter, you can do that here so you don’t miss anything. 
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18 thoughts on “Pretty Peony 2 for 1 Cards

  1. Fabulous coloring on these gorgeous peony flowers! Beautiful cards!

  2. Love this technique and that you can get 2 cards out of 1 set of stamping! Love your end results!

  3. So pretty with the peonies and love how you were able to make two cards.

  4. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I especially love the berries that you added. SO cute—they soften the large flowers. NICE

  5. ooooo I love how you did the frame with it! Great idea! Gorgeous colors!

  6. Marisela Delgado says:

    FABULOUS,FABULOUS,FABULOUS. I LOVE that shade of pink.

  7. Always love when you can get multiple cards out of supplies, yours are gorgeous.

  8. Coloring and layout is beautiful!

  9. I am at a loss for words. Had you not taken the photos during your process I would have missed the AMAZING detail that went into creating both of your card! I bet these cards look AMAZING in person! LOVE

  10. Gorgeous cards!!! Colouring and layouts are too cool!!!

  11. Brenda S. West says:

    What a clever idea to make the frames with the flowers. They are really pretty. Thanks for sharing these ideas using the new Rabbit Hole release.

  12. So absolutely beautiful and clever! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll need to try that for sure!

  13. Gorgeous creations, I especially love the HUGS card!

  14. what a cool idea!! thank you for sharing, love the colors of your peonies!!

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