So, I know that cling stamps are probably not that intimidating to anybody else, but I seriously was so worried, even AM, (AM=After Misti) about not being able to get a good impression that I was actually afraid to order any for fear of wasting my crafty money.
Boy, was I wrong. What was I waiting for?!
I saw the new Peony Background stamp from The Ton and immediately told myself "wow, that's gorgeous! I MUST HAVE IT." And then in almost the same breath said "Oh, wait it's cling. Too bad." Then I had a few people tell me that, with the misti, cling background stamps were super easy, simply because of the ability to re-stamp if you didn't get good coverage the first time. (Yes, this is the point where you may say "Duh, Emily!" Do people still say Duh?? Hmm...)
So I bought the beautiful peonies, and my only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner. I just wanted to play the other night, so I heat embossed the entire background on some watercolor card stock with gold embossing powder, then used my Zig Clean Color pens to color the flowers in my favorite shades of shocking pink and purple. I don't know that there are peonies in this shade of purple in reality, but boy, they are sure gorgeous. Someone should get on that if there aren't any.
My only complaint is that the solid peonies don't heat emboss well on my watercolor card stock, which is why most of them have been trimmed off. I think I might have a solution to this problem, but I'm going to have to experiment a little. It might not look as nice in reality as it does in my mind's eye.
The floral panel was trimmed down and backed with a turquoise shimmer mat to complement the touches of turquoise watercolor. I popped up the panel with some fun foam to give some dimension and added it to a Royal Velvet card base from PTI. I didn't want to detract from or cover up the beautiful flowers, so a gold foil sentiment from Winnie and Walter and some PPP sparkling clear sequins finished it off.
I hope you enjoyed! This is for sure not the last time these peonies will make an appearance here, so stay tuned. :) have a fabulous day, friends!