When we got home, I had new PTI goodies waiting to be played with - so while Daddy played "guess who" with Sofia and Thomas, (which is hysterical, by the way, because Thomas asks questions like: is yours a real human? is he bald like mine? do you think he has a bow-tie on?) I dove into the Pretty Peonies anniversary set.
I tried my hand at the MIM-look, without the dies, since I didn't have any fun foam on hand. I figured, in a pinch, scissors could mimic the look if the shape is basic enough...I stamped one of the floppy bows from "bells & boughs" as a bustle onto the large "happy" from the new anniversary set. Using my cutter, I hacked off what I could and then used scissors to cut around the rest of the bow.
The little felt dot worked so much better than a button - I think it's SU, and a few years old :)
Can we talk about how easy it was to stamp the background on the card-base? Like, breezy. I stamped the flower outlines first, in SU's crumb cake ink, and went back in with the solid peonies (in antique linen distress ink). Then, a few spring moss leaves, and finally the aqua mist baubles (from "bells & boughs"). B-r-e-e-z-y. The whole card came together in less than 20 minutes, which was perfectly all the time I could spare.
Thanks for peeking!