Free project: inked peonies


Work with Crafter's Companion's gorgeous collection and create this beautiful stamped and inked peony card design!

Create this inked beauty by using the Nature's Garden Peony Collection from our friends at Crafter's Companion!

Jessica Meyer has used the peony theme of the collection to create a card that is stamped and coloured with Distress inkpads.

Inked peonies cardmaking project

By Jessica Meyer

close up of inked peonies

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What do I need?

  • Die-cutting machine
  • Baby Pink Centura card
  • Beautiful clear acrylic stamp
  • Corner Bloom metal die & acrylic stamp set
  • Trellis Frame metal die from the Nature’s Garden Peony Collection by Crafter’s Companion
  • Watercolour card
  • Vellum or parchment
  • Corner punch
  • Silver embossing powder
  • VersaMark inkpad
  • Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar & Seedless Preserves Distress inkpads
  • Gray Flannel Memento inkpad
  • Pink adhesive pearls

Top tip! Can't find everything listed? Swap with other materials to put your own touch on it!

How do I make it?

  1. Create a 14.5cm square Baby Pink card blank with the fold at the top. Round the top left and bottom right corners.
  2. Cut white card to 13.5cm square and round the coordinating corners. Stamp patches of the trellis, running over the rounded corners, using Spun Sugar ink. Also stamp in the centre of the panel.
  3. Die-cut and emboss the middle of the three trellis dies to make a delicate frame from Baby Pink card. Attach to the centre of the panel.
  4. Die-cut two of the corner bloom shapes. Stamp the corner stamp on the two die-cuts with Gray Flannel ink. Colour with Distress inkpads and when dry attach around the frame with foam pads.
  5. Cut a 18x2.5cm strip of vellum and stamp and heat emboss the sentiment on the right. Wrap around the bottom of the panel, securing the ends at the back, and attach the panel to the card front.
  6. Finish by adding pink pearls randomly around the card front.

Loved this project? Here's a free tutorial on how to create backgrounds using inkpads, or check out the cardmaking blog for inspiration aplenty!