Peony Bud Wreath
by Sue McRae


Welcome crafty friends to another day of inspiration! Today I have a card featuring one of the small images from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set.

Do you ever feel like the small images in a stamp set get ignored because the large image or images catches our eye first? I know I’m guilty of this so I thought I would pick one of the smaller or filler images from the stamp set and let it be the focal of my card.


I stamped and die cut a bunch of the peony buds from white card stock and coloured them in a rainbow of shades using my Copics. I knew I wanted to make a wreath with them and played around with round and oval shapes and decided to go the oval route.

For the flower background I used the Ring Tile Stencil with light grey ink and blended it unevenly, leaving some spots lighter and some spots darker. I then added my flower buds which are mounted with foam tape. I felt like it needed a little something more so I die cut berries from glitter card stock and placed them around the wreath.


I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the wreath and die cut the happy birthday sentiment from 3 layers of black card stock and added that to the bottom of the panel.

The panel was foam mounted onto my white card base and I used a glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle to the centre of the flower buds.


Thanks for stopping by today and let me know in the comments if you like using those smaller images in your stamp set or if you tend to forget about them.

Wishing you a sunshiny day!

Sue Floral Signature copy







such a clever way to use the accessory stamp designs; I'm definitely going to use this idea! thanks so much for sharing.

Hi Sue, Yes, I am also guilty of not using the small filler stamps too. Your card is gorgeous, I love the compilation, I love the colours and I love how you have incorporated the leaves and berries underneath and just peeking out from the peonies, beautiful !!
Stay safe, stay well.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Such a clever and pretty design using the smaller elements in the set, just beautiful!!
I usually use the smaller ones as accents but like you said never use them as much as the bigger or as my main focal!

So pretty!

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