Monday 31 May 2021

Botan Peony

Hello and Welcome
It's my turn to host the TLC (Technique Lovers Challenge) this week over at Splitcoast Stampers.
For my technique, I am using the Eclipse Technique.
I do love using this technique especially for sentiment on my cards.  After I create a background, I hate to cover it up with a sentiment so this technique is perfect for that.
You can use any die-cut for this technique as long as it's not got too many cuts in it as you will need to glue it all back together into the front of your card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and placed it into my Misti.  I stamped this large Botan Peony with some Versafine Clair Nocture and clear heat embossed it as I knew I was going to watercolour it and didn't want any bleeding with the ink.
  • I got out some Picked Raspberry and some Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink and rubbed them onto my non-stick craft mat.  Using a wet paint brush, I painted in the flower using the Carved Pumpkin, then added some shading and details with the Picked Raspberry.
  • When the piece was totally dry, I splattered with my black Posca pen.
  • I took the panel and die-cut the 'Celebrate' sentiment right in the center of the card.  I set that all aside.  I use a little tray to hold all the pieces as you will need them to fit back into the cut away areas.
  • I took some leftover white paper scraps and die-cut the sentiment 3 more times.  I glued them all together and then on the top, glued the one I had cut from my panel.
  • I glued the flower onto a piece of black cardstock, then fitted the die-cut sentiment back into place and all the little cut away pieces.
  • Finally, I glued it onto a heavy white card base and added 3 black enamel dots.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Botan Peony (Picket Fence)
Inks- Distress Oxide (mentioned above), Versafine Clair 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Celebrate Die (MFT); Spellbinder Platinum; paintbrush; Posca pen; 
Nuvo glue; black enamel dots; clear embossing powder; heat tool


Anne (cornucopia) said...


cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous colours and a beautiful card Karen, Kate x

Sarn said...

Truly stunning x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored peony, Karen. I love how you used the Eclipse technique for your die cut sentiment. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Loll said...

WOW! Love your gorgeous Peony ... the colours are amazing. So great with the hidden word. xx

Bonnie said...

This is a gorgeous peony and so perfect for this technique, my friend!

Susan said...

What wonderful and perfect shading in the peony, Karen! A beautiful card!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful colouring Karen and love that peony image :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful! I love peonies.

Pat said...

This peony is beautiful Karen and I love the embedded sentiment across it backed with three layers of white which makes it stand brilliantly, and some lovely black spattering to finish. x

Imke said...

Thanks for entering our "Flower" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon with your lovely card. Hope to see you back again soon.


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING Karen. Love the peony and your cut out sentiment.
Faith x

Jackie Cornfield said...

So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft.
We love to see everyone’s work.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck, do come back again!
Hugs, Jackie DT member x