Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Vase of Peonies


Grandma has a peony bush that grows outside under her windowsill year after year in the summer, I remember loving the big blooms as a child, and it is no different twenty plus years later. My grandpa has even added his touch: a chicken wire fence with arrow posts.

The Craft's Meow

It is the third day of The Craft's Meow's November Release! (You can read more about the releases at The Craft's Meow!) The design team members are showcasing a beautiful set designed by Nina called Beautiful Shelf.

In my quest to make my grandmother some more cards to send to her family members, I chose to focus on the beautiful vase full of flowers from the set. I stamped the image first onto a die cut circle and then used chalk to highlight the outside of it. I went back in and colored the vase and blooms with marker, and added some pearl mist when it was all said and done. The circle was then mounted to a card stock vase and to complete the card I stamped a sentiment from Inspired by Audrey, mounted it to a panel and then attached that to the base.

So happy that you stopped by today to help celebrate the November Release from The Craft's Meow! You can be eligible to win Beautiful Shelf from The Craft's Meow by visiting and leaving comments on the participating design team member's blogs. 

21 comments:

  1. Karen, your grandmother is so fortunate to have you making cards for her. This is yet another beautiful card.

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  2. Karen, your grandmother is so fortunate to have you making cards for her. This is yet another beautiful card.

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  3. Very nice card. Clean and simple.

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  4. Your grandmother will love this to send out to friends or family!

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  5. Peonies are one of my faves too, Karen - I've got two big plants just outside my craft room window - wish they could bloom all year long! Love your pretty card! Wonderful coloring on that sweet image! :)

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  6. aww how sweet.. I think that is adorable how you were inspired. Grandparents are so special..

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  7. Such a lovely story about your grands and the peonies. The card is very nice!

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  8. Gorgeous CAS card, reminds me of a snowglobe.

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  9. Beautiful simple design, Karen - changing up the colors would make a great set of cards!

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  10. Karen I just love the warmth of this beautiful card!

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  11. Love how the circle behind the peonies really highlight them, lovely card Karen :)

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  12. I love how you made the ledge for the beautiful vase. I am sure your grandmother will love this.

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  13. Beautiful! I wish I planted flowers. I always love looking at them but never seem to get a hold of planting them correctly.

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  14. Your card is both so elegant and beautiful Karen!
    TFS~

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  15. this card is just lovely Karen.... hugs...xoxo

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  16. Love the bold yellow... and thinking of all the vase stamps I have, what a great way to showase those stamps.

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  17. Very soft and lovely Karen and it looks like your vase is sitting on a shelf!

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  18. i love peonies and such a sweet story behind it. lovely card, Karen!

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  19. Such a great 'shelf' for your vase- sure to be a creation loved by your grandma!

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