Pink Peony Jar Card


This workshop shows how to make this dimensional peony card using the JustRite clear stamps and the Mason jar die set.


Glossy Accents are used to make the life like jar effect with ease.


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Pink Peony Jar Card


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Delicate Garden Frame Die : CED4307

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

Spellbinders D-Lites Peony Die : WIZS2-165

Craft Consortium Beautiful Bloom 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad : CCPPAD002

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Spring Shades Collection Paper Pad : JLPP002

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Tim Holtz Mini Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPMVICT Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL,

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy : DMBRUSH,

Mustard Seed : DMMUST, Stormy Sky : DMSSTORM

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Pink & Brown Reversible Satin Ribbon : 148-153

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this dimensional peony in a mason jar card using the peony die set and clear stamps for a uniformed feature to your work. The products needed are the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Delicate Garden Frame Die, the Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies, the JustRite peonies clear stamp set, the peonies & mason jar die and the finishing touches petite peony cluster die. Also needed are the Craft Consortium beautiful bloom 12″ x 12“ paper pad and the Creative Expressions spring shades collection by John Lockwood paper pad.

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Step 2. Place the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp on an acrylic block and ink it up using some Ranger archival black ink, if this is the first use with the clear stamp then stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card as this first image will be a faint one. Place the chosen sentiment in the gap of the jar so both images are stamped at the same time for a neater finish.

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Step 3. Ink the stamp up again and stamp it onto a sheet of the Foundations coconut card. Then stamp out the peony flowers and an additional mason jar image.

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Step 4. Place the corresponding dies from the JustRite peonies & mason jar die set over the stamped images and cut the shapes out. Also cut the smaller area of the peony flower to be used as a decoupage piece later on. The sentiment is cut out in the small curved rectangle as well as the string tie around the neck of the mason jar. Set aside the pieces for a later step.

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Step 5. I also cut out the peony petals from the Spellbinders d-lites peony die set as I was going to use this flower to embellish the card later on but I found the flower to big. I have kept the steps in the workshop as I found it hard to work out how to make the flower up. If you want to make the peony then cut

11 of the largest peony leaves,

7 of the 2nd largest leaf,

3 of each of the 2 smaller size leaves.

1 centre piece, 1 of each of the flower like shapes.

4 leaf dies. Set aside for later.

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Step 6. I have made up my own colour palette / tray by adding a piece of white card in the middle of one of the Sue Wilsons die packets. It makes a perfect palette to add inks onto and then use a water brush to pick up the inks. So scribble some of the Tim Holtz peeled paint & shabby shutters distress ink onto the pallet.

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Step 7. Pick up the ink on the water brush and start to colour in the leaves and stems on the peony die cut shapes. Add the darker ink on the tips of the leaves for a nice shaded effect and build up your colours. The coconut card will take a fair bit of the water but don`t try to overload the card as it will start to break down. Alternatively use some watercolour card.

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Step 8. Here some of the Victorian velvet mini ink pad has been used on the white pallet and then used to add colour to the peony flower.

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Step 9. Dab the Creative Expressions smoothie directly onto the ink pad and then ink the edges of the cut peonies. Make sure you leave a small area untouched to add depth to the flower.

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Step 10. Colour in the edges of the mason jar using the tumbled glass distress ink and then add some of the Victorian velvet which is still on the smoothie to add a light pink border on the sentiment panel.

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Step 11. Curve the petals and leaves on the peony flowers. I like to curve the leaves one way and then curve another one in a different direction as this will give a lovely flow to the finished dimension of the flower. Now colour the smaller cut flower heads up and glue them onto the peony shapes with some foam tape or some 3d glue.

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Step 12. Place the mason jar die cut shape on a cutting mat and slit a line along the front of the jar top leaving the edges of the jar still attached.

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Step 13. Place the cut peonies through the hole to give a life like finish to the piece.

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Step 14. Add the 3 smaller peonies so they cascades down the side of the mason jar. Colour the string bow in a brown distress ink.

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Step 15. Now back to making the peony flower up. Colour in the petals both front and back using the Victorian velvet ink pad for the petals and the shabby shutters for the leaves. The mustard seed pen has been used to colour in the inner stamen section of the die shape.

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Step 16. Curve the 2 flower like shapes up at the edges and then roll the yellow stamen middle up gluing the piece as you go or just glue at the end if needs be. Fan the die pieces out on the yellow piece.

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Step 17. Add the yellow centre to the middle of the 5 petal more open flower shape using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 18. Add the largest petals on the underneath of the centre petal using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 19. Then apply more dots of glue to add another round of the large petals but this time make sure the petals fall so they overlap the design underneath.

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Step 20. Continue to build the flower petals as you work your way up the middle of the peony. Once the flower comes to the middle section then add a good amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the centre of the flower…..

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Step 21. ….. and then add the final worked flower section onto the glue.

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Step 22. Bend the petals back and forth until you are happy with the flower. Make sure you wait until the glue is set first before you move the petals about.

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Step 23. Cut a frame in the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Delicate Garden Frame Die using the coconut card and also cut some of the small flowers and 2 of the half butterflies in the card too.

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Step 24. Make a base card by joining to pieces of foundations card stock together ~ here I used some light grey as I had more of it and I knew I was going to ink over it. Trim the card to 18½ cms x 21cms before using the Victorian velvet on a smoothie to colour just the outer border of the card. Now use the

2nd largest noble rectangle pierced die to cut the coconut card panel, the

3rd largest die to cut the plain pink colour cloud sheet from the John                                  Lockwood paper pad, then use the

4th largest die to cut the delicate leaf design from the craft consortium paper   pad and finally use

7th from largest die to cut a coconut card panel to go underneath the   delicate garden frame.

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Step 25. Mount the pierced panels onto the base card using foam tape for added dimension. PLEASE NOTE the largest coconut panel will need to be added at this stage as it`s not seen on this photo and it makes a big difference if it`s missed out!!! Use the Victorian velvet inked smoothie to add an oval like border around the smallest coconut card panel as this will highlight the delicate garden frame which has been added above the panel with some 3d glue under the flower sections of the frame.

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Step 26. Use some cellotape to secure the 2 largest stems of the peonies to the reverse of the jar once they are correctly in place.

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Step 27. Use some 3d glue on the reverse of the jar and the peonies before adding the prepared piece to the card. Arrange and stick the 3 smaller peonies so they cascade down the side of the jar (and so they disguise an inky finger mark!!!) although I have to say I prefer the flowers this way so it was a happy accident !!!!

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Step 28. Here you can see the large peony has been added over a double bow made out of the reversible pink and brown ribbon. I felt the peony was a bit to large for this project so I will keep it for another project. But it was fun making it so nothing lost.

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Step 29. Press a ball tool in the centre of the little flowers from the delicate garden frame die set. Add the flower heads onto the delicate solid flower areas.

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Step 30. Add a big dollop of 3d glue to the knot of the bow.

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Step 31. Arrange the flowers over the glue to make a hydrangea flower effect then add some Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to make faux pearls in the centre of the flowers.

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Step 32. Add some glossy accents to the mason jar area leaving the label plain. This will give a lovely feel and dimension to the finished piece.

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Step 33. Here is the completed look. A quick note to mention is depending on the ink used to colour the tie on the jar in, the glossy accents may bleed so just add another tie over the top.



Step 34. The glossy accents gives such a realistic feel to the project.



Happy Crafting


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