Monday, June 26, 2017


Hi there! It’s Wanda Guess, and I am super happy to be here as a guest designer today! I have been a WPlus9 fan for such a long time! Their stamps bring me lots of joy in my craft studio and hours of creative fun. I am also a huge fan of Dawn and her entire creative team. I am always delighted when I get to stamp with them. For my card today I chose to work with the gorgeous Modern Peonies stamp set and the Hand Lettered Hello stamp set. I think they work so nicely together!

I started my card with a crisp white A2 card base folded at the top. I die cut a smaller white rectangle for the focal point and layered pretty lime green cardstock around it. This gave me my foundation of the card. All of the coloring for today was done with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers in pretty shades of pink and green for summer.

I stamped and die cut three big peonies, three small peonies and a bunch of leaves. The matching dies for this set cut like a dream. When I’m making an arrangement like this I always stamp and cut out lots of images to play with - so I can get it just the way I want it to look. I ended up coloring just some of the images, and left the rest black and white and graphic. I love this look!

I stamped the small ‘beautiful’ sentiment in the lower right corner of the white layer, and then glued on the ‘hello’ die with a glue pen, using my tweezers. I did this first so I would know where to place the flowers. SO crisp with that pop of black in the gorgeous font!

I used foam tape to place the top layers of flowers and leaves. The bottom flowers and leaves were attached with tape runner adhesive. I like the difference in dimension with the layers. I did a very loose watercolor wash with the Zig Markers, a tiny paintbrush and water. I used two shades of green and two shades of pink on the images. You could use any colors, though! I think this would be very pretty in red too!

I hope you all have a wonderful, beautiful and creative day! Thanks to the lovely ladies at WPlus9 for having me! It’s been my pleasure to share with you!

~ Wanda

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  1. Gorgeous card with a beautiful color combo! I love the dimension and the way Wanda colored only two of the peonies! Lovely effect!

  2. What a gorgeous stamp set and card! The pop of green layer is the perfect addition, and I really like the "hello" font.

  3. this card is so so pretty. I love the fresh, colorful, clean look! I love it! hugs, treen

  4. Wanda I'm in love with lime, and what a fantastic shade to go with your gorgeous pink peonies! So stunning!

  5. Oh, I do love peonies and do love your card with pink peonies Wanda!! A stunning card, so pretty!!

  6. A simply stunning card, Wanda! I love your choice of colours and the graphic look of the black and white background flowers. Delightful!

  7. Super gorgeous!!

  8. Wanda - this is soo soo gorgeous, may need to CASE it; thanks for sharing your talent!!

  9. Here you are..... with another beauty. Wplus9 is one of my favorites also. Love the card and very happy to view you here!

  10. Love the bright colors, with black and white!


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