Friday, November 16, 2012

Peony Lady Card & Box

Peony Lady Card and Box

I have been trying to revisit some of my very favorite papers of all time.  Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante is one of those lines.  I bought a ton of it, because I loved it (and still do).  So I decided to rescue it from the recesses of my paper storage and to make something with it. 
A good friend of mine has a birthday today and I thought it was the perfect time to use those fav papers.  I also broke out a set of stamps I have never used, Studio 490 Alphabetical Art.  I used the flower to stamp of some cardstock.  I then cut out each one, conditioned the paper, and layered them up to make a beautiful peony flower.  The paper is white core, so I colored the edges with my Copics to soften to look.  I added greens, blues, and oranges to make it look to be copper.  
The lady is from a Stampers Anonymous stamp.  I stamped her in black Memento and colored her with my Copics.  Each limb and the head are attached with brads, so that you can move her arms, legs, and shake her head. 
  Gotta love an interactive card!
Since it was such a dimensional card, it needed a box. Time to break out more of the papers and some Copics to shade the pretty lady's face in.
I am particularly found of the section with a watercolor effect shading her cheek and chin.

I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape and decorated the inside of the card in a snap!


Happy Birthday, Renee!


  1. SO happy to see your creating! Your project are amazing and so you! That flower is beautiful.

  2. Oh this is amazing. I love the colors and yes our favorite paper line of all time!!! You are so inspiring!

  3. WoW ! This is gorgeous!! looks like you got your mojo going...:)

  4. Wow, Chris! You did such a great job on this card and box. Your copics really came in handy on this card, huh? I also love ALL G45 paper lines, and have been known to buy quite a few myself. You have inspired me to get some of the older lines out and start using them!

    Great project! Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. If you gave this away, you better make another quick - I need to see that flower!!!!

    This is the work of an artist!