Hello there! Today is going to be a fun, inspiration filled day for you since various designers are coming together to celebrate Altenew’s 2nd birthday!

I am so happy to be a part of this special celebration and hope you enjoy the 3-day long blog hop along with great prizes and offers. (If you are just starting with me, no worries, you can make a full hop circle by going through the full blog hop list at the bottom of this post.)


Today’s video tutorial contains 2 projects that will WOW your card recipients and you get to have a lot of fun creating them as well! Since Peony Bouquet was released in January, a lot of people emailed me asking what would be the easiest way to line these floral images to create realistic looking peonies. So, today’s tutorial shows just that! You can also download the layering guide from Altenew to get some visual help.

In the video tutorial below, you will be able to see how to line each image up to complete the flowers and which inks to use as color combinations. I try to make it as simple as I can so hopefully you can find this tutorial helpful!

Altenew’s Crisp Inks are my go-to ink pads for layering stamp sets. They come in 4 shades in a color so it takes out the color guessing completely and make it effortless for you. All you have to do is use these shades for each layer image and stamp them!


Big peony petals add great dimensions and colors to cards – especially when they are cut so precisely with the coordinating Peony Bouquet Die. I stamped bunch of these flowers and cut them out using the die, and attached them on the card with foam tapes to create dimensional background.


Since I love this technique so much, I decided to create a 2nd card using the same stamp set but chose a different flower and ink combination. Don’t you just love this bright yellow flowers that shout spring to us?

For this color, I used Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink for outline image and couple greens for the leaves, and yellow/brown colors for the flower petals. This image is fairly easy to line up compare to the first card I created.


So there you go – 2 great dimensional cards with beautiful images from Peony Bouquet stamp set. Did you enjoy the tutorial? Certain hope so!


Check out more information on giveaways and special offers below and head over to the next stop on the hop Darlene will share another amazing project with all of you.


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click  SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. All the products were personally purchased, otherwise noted. Enjoy shopping and happy creating!


We have amazing giveaways and more prizes from Altenew and awesome sponsors!! Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs (over $100) from Altenew! You might also see some “not-yet-released” stamps in these prize packs!

There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.


Looking for some shopping deals? Check out two special offers below:

  • First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)
  • Orders over $75 : 1 free mini stamp set (Now through Sunday, April 10, 2016)


Kristina Werner
Anna Kossakovskaya
Simon Says Stamp
Agnieszka Malyszek
Melania Deasy
Marika Rahtu
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Nicole Picadura
Darlene DeVries
Pamela Ho

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  1. I am a real lover of quotes and inspirational sayings……. the card above with the warm yellow color is awesome! Gives me encouragement to use more sayings on my cards! Thanks 🙂

  2. LOVE, luv, luuuuuvvvvv this idea. Dimension in a card adds so much to a greeting. Thanks for providing another idea. This blog hop has filled my brain with so many great ideas.

  3. Your cards are beautiful. Both have such lovely spring colors. The yellow one has me inspired !!

  4. Yet another stunning Altenew floral stamp set (Peony Bouquet)! Love how you used them to make these 2 beautiful cards, Nicole!

  5. Beautiful creations, Nicole! Thanks for the video – I like the idea of stamping the outlines first and will be giving that technique a try.

  6. Beautiful cards! I’m not usually a yellow person, but this sunshiny card is so fresh and vibrant! Love it! Now I need all the inks!!

  7. I own and love Peony Bouquet. Thank you for some awesome ideas! Your cards are beautiful.

  8. So glad I don’t have to choose between these two beauties. The peony set is my favorite set but I am very partial to yellows so they both hit the spot for me. Love them ….. thanks for sharing. Now off to watch the video.

  9. BEAUTIFUL designs. The way you have colored these Altenew stamps is fantastic. I wouldn’t be able to pick a favorite between them. They are both so pretty!!! And I like the wording added!

  10. I can’t decide which is the most intriguing…..the colors or the sentiments, excellent.

  11. Your floral cards are so pretty! I love how the Altenew stamps give us so many design options! Thanks

  12. Thanks for the tips on lining up the stamps. Altenew do these kind of layering stamps so well and the stamps give such beautiful results.

  13. Oh my goodness these cards are sooo beautiful!! Your video was so very helpful and I can’t thank you enough for sharing!! Now I need to go make some cards!!

  14. This made it look so easy. I love Altenew stamps and have the peonie set. I love your technique
    although I got worried when you started cutting up those beauties! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win great prizes.

  15. Wow! Love these cards! Fab video too. Thanks for sharing how to get the stamps lined up for perfect flowers. Looks like this Peony set will be my next purchase.

  16. Beautiful! I thought they were colored. What a great idea to layer so the process goes quickly.

  17. I really like the yellows from this company. I don’t often find really nice yellows!

  18. Both of your cards are gorgeous but the second one really speaks to my heart! LOVE the yellows and your flowers are so pretty! TFS!

  19. Lovely Spring cards! I really appreciate the video too. I learn so much from them. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I love your cards! The pink and yellow are so pleasing to the eye. Thank you for sharing with a video.

  21. Great video! I’ve had some problems lining up my Vintage Roses in the “right” order – maybe I’ll try them from the outline to the base. Beautiful cards, too!

  22. I really love that second card with the beautiful yellow flowers. It’s such a bright, cheery color. Thank you for sharing with us.

  23. Great tips in the video on lining up these multi-layering floral images! Both cards are so beautiful.

  24. Love both the pink and the yellow card. Thanks for the video so we can see how you put it together. Really enjoyed your tutorial!!

  25. Great cards! I guess I will have to purchase the peony set! So versatile. Loved your colouring and the dimension you gave by popping up the blossoms.

  26. I like the first card best, very nice and soft. I also like your blog, this is my first time here.have a great day

  27. Beautiful cards; thanks also for the video-great job of explaining the multiple stamps and lining them up. Love the ink pad colors. Thanks for sharing

  28. Just gorgeous! I just ordered this set with inks. I can’t wait to try this. Great tutorial!

  29. I love how the cards look similar, but not exact. I’d love to use this technique to make a set of cards as a gift.

  30. This is a great card to send anyone you love!! the stamp set is just beautiful as always Altenew has the most beautiful stamps !!!

  31. Love the great tips in your video for lining up the stamps. I think your method might be easier for me. Both cards are lovely and I love the dimension created by popping up the flowers around the sentiment.

  32. Thanks so much for such clear directions in using this stamp set. I love the end result on both cards. Love this stamp set and coordinating dies.

  33. The flowers are so pretty. I like how you added the cut flowers with pop dots. Thanks fir the inspiration.

  34. First card so pretty!!! I have to say though yellow is my favorite color. LOVE the second card
    Altenew inks really have great yellows.

  35. Thanks for showing how the stamps are used. Sometimes with the layering stamp sets, it’s hard to figure out which stamp goes with which, very helpful. Beautiful cards!!!

  36. I love the idea of using the leftover pieces that were cut back in the card design— genius! Fab cards Nicole!

  37. These are both so wonderful Nicole, I can’t wait to see the video (but sadly I’m off to work now so it will just have to wait…) Have a great day, the hop is wonderful!!

  38. Wow! So colorful! I really like it even if I usually don’t dig yellow 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  39. Oh my goodness Nicole, I SO love this set and you nailed it! What a gorgeous job on BOTH cards! A great tutorial as well.

  40. Beautiful cards! Thank you for the tutorial, also. It was very straight forward! Great job!

  41. Gorgeous cards! Yellow is my favorite color, so your second card really speaks to me! Beautiful coloring!

  42. I ordered this set earlier today and can’t wait to get it. Peonies remind me of my mom who is now in heaven with her Creator. Love the cards! Great job!!!

  43. And again great inspirations and a new blog to follow *-* Beautiful cards! stunning!

  44. Both cards are gorgeous but I especially LOVE that Peony stamp and the lovely soft pink that you’ve stamped them with.

  45. I love the bud image so much. Yana has also made a card featuring that stamp. It looks great in yellow. I wish I could afford all the Altenew stamps.

  46. Thank you for showing how you made your cards. They are both beautiful. Layering the flowers makes such a beautiful image but seems difficult to do. You make it look much easier.

  47. Such pretty cards! I love the layering colors on both. Popping up the flowers all around the card was a nice change.

  48. Thank you for the tutorial! These cards have inspired me to try making them with my peony stamp set!

  49. I love these cards. I just ordered this stamp set and cannot wait to receive it in the mail. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Thanks for showing how to stamp the flowers. I have this set and love it. I was having a slight problem with the large flower lining it up in the center. Cards are beautiful.

  51. Such an awesome, gorgeous cards!

    Been a fabulous 2 years, happy birthday! My go to layered stamps, especially florals!

  52. i sure do love this peony stamp set….love layered stamping! and of course, i would have to have the die set also!
    beautiful cards!

  53. This set is amazing, just ordered it and I can’t wait until it gets to me! Beautiful cards!

  54. I love the dementional background. Thanks you for the step by step of using these stamps

  55. Thanks for a really useful video tutorial. I shall certainly be trying out this technique and hope that my cards will turn out as beautiful as yours!

  56. Beautiful cards! I love this set and have a bit of a time trying to line them up so I will definitely try your tip from your very helpful video! Thank You for sharing with us!

  57. Thanks for the tutorial. I like these cards – their design, colors and the sentiments!

  58. I love how you popped the flowers on the cards. Thank you for the video. I have never used these stamps and it will help me ink them the proper way.

  59. Your cards are just lovely. Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial on layer these stamps. It was really helpful.

  60. Bright, beautiful cards.
    P.s….please send my greetings to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L as I couldn’t find any link to leave a comment. Nor for ….just from papers blog either. Thanks a bunch.

  61. Terrific video for my favorite Altenew stamp and die set. I liked how you used the pieces you cut off to work the sides of the cards. both color schemes are wonderful.

  62. Wonderful card!!!! Thanks for sharing how you made it….love the look!
    Paper Hugs,

  63. EXCELLENT!!!! Thank you so much for the informative video included on your blog. I recently got the peony bouquet stamp set and was a bit discouraged that I wasn’t getting good results but now I am encouraged that I can be successful with it. I love what you did with these cards. Thanks and have a great day!

  64. Nicole, I can’t thank you enough for this…..really helped me to get the best out of stamping the Peony Bouquet stamp set! Your cards are absolutely stunning! TFS Nicole

  65. I have been drooling over that peony stamp set – after seeing these lovely projects I need to buy it!

  66. I absolutely love these gorgeous cards, how talented you must be.
    Altenew stamps are so great to use because their stamps have such a wide selection of other images which you can use to complement your main stamp.
    Happy 2nd birthday Altenew.


  67. Beautiful cards and love both sets of colors, but the yellow is so welcoming and happy.

  68. Awesome video thank you for sharing how to use this stamp set. Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

  69. Beautiful cards. Love the pink flowers and the dimension you created. The yellow ones are also gorgeous. Wonderful job!

  70. Your designs are awesome – love the flower stamps and the coloring on each one. Lovely!!

  71. Nicole I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how you layered all those images – I have that set on the way to me here in Australia and can’t wait to play with it. Many thanks!

  72. thank you so much for the tutorial! What an easy way to “paint” flowers!! I was doing it wrong, so thanks for showing the exact way to layer these beautiful flowers. I also enjoyed watching you cut up the flowers and sticking the leftovers on different parts of the card!

    Carmen L

  73. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for showing us how you created them. That stamp set is incredible!

  74. I love both your cards. I am so happy to say that I have the peony set and I have really hit the jackpot with this BLOGHOP. You also inspired me to order the yellow shades, they come out so beautiful!

  75. I love the look of falling flowers on the second card. And the peonies are the first card are just beautiful.

  76. Cards are beautiful but I especially like the yellow flowers. Thanks for sharing about the inks used.

  77. Gorgeous cards, Nicole. Really like the idea of doing all your stamping first and then arrange the die cut images on your card. Of course, it really helps if you have the dies to speed things up…

  78. you make so of the most stunning cards!!! thank you so much for the videos and time and effort you put into them!!! love your ideas absolutely beautiful

  79. Two beautiful cards; I like the spring/summer look of the second one.
    Thank you for the clear video !
    Thanks for sharing your creativity !

  80. Thank you for your tips on how to layer the inking for the peony stamps. You made it seem so simple.

  81. Love it! So wish I had these stamps! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for sharing! ❤️❤️❤️

  82. I loved your video!!! I have the peony set too & im going to try your suggestions of stamping in reverse order & changing up the colors. Your cards r so beautiful. Thanks so much for the tips!

  83. Wow, those yellow flowers are gorgeous! What a great stamp set,me I’ll have to add it to my wishlist.

  84. Both of your cards are amazing. I especially like the peony stamp, Your coloring on these is awesome.

  85. Lovely cards – peonies are my favorite flowers and yours are beautiful! Thanks so much for the video too!!

  86. Beautiful cards – Altenew’s floral stamps are just the best! And I love the sentiment stamp that you used for your cards. Thanks for sharing!

  87. Beautiful cards! Loved the colors of the flowers and the dimension on the cards. Thanks for the tips on layering the stamps.

  88. Great tutorial on stamping the flower images. Your cards are gorgeous. Happy 2nd anniversary Altenew!

  89. Oh my gosh! Those are beautiful Altenew creations! Thanks you for sharing your creativity and inspiring a new crafter!

  90. Absolutely stunning. I love these Altenew stamps. I keep chickening out of investing in them but then keep coming back to them again. They’re just gorgeous and your colouring of them is simply stunning.

  91. Two very pretty floral cards Nicole, and I love the way you have covered the background just leaving enough space for the sentiment. x

  92. This is my favorite set by far. I made the mistake of not ordering the dies so I’m anxiously anticipating when they will be available again. I’ll have to just stamp the images while I’m waiting because I definitely want to make cards like these. You did a terrific job. I ❤️❤️❤️ It!

  93. So pretty! I also love the sentiments you used. We can always use those reminders about the beauty in others.

  94. I love how you have created all-over designs with the stamps. The flowers are beautiful and it really shows off the sentiment.

  95. This is my new favorite floral stamp set! I really like the second card with the bright yellow flowers. It’s makes me feel happy!

  96. Love the first, super-soft & elegant card. Great color choice. Also the bright sunny colors in the flowers in your second card. You’re right–they do shout Spring! Thanks for the video tutorial, too! ~ Andrea

  97. Love the stamp set! The Altenew Dye Inks make color coordinating the layers so easy. Love the idea of using foam adhesive to make the flowers pop. Great card! Beautiful!

  98. Beautiful cards and these ink pad colors are awesome your coloring of the flowers are so perfect and layout too! Thank you!

  99. Love the color intensity. Altenew has layering down!! Can’t wait to try their inks with their layering stamps. Thanks for sharing.

  100. GORGEOUS cards Nicole!!!
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL flowers and ELEGANT designs!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and video 🙂
    WOW – you make it look SO EASY and FAST to CREATE STUNNING flowers, I can’t wait for my stamps to arrive!!!

  101. Beautiful cards! I just got the peony bouquet stamp and now need to get my hands on some of those crisp dye inks.

  102. What a stunning look you achieved with this technique. This is a must try & need to get this stamp set.

  103. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the softness of both of them. Thank you so much for sharing your video with us. A great tool for me!

  104. so wonderful card, i love your style!
    and i really love the stamps from altenew, thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
    lovely greetings from germany


  105. Your cards are so pretty, I’ve tried doing this and never had much luck. Might have to pick up this stamp set.

  106. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial n how to layer these flowers. I have had my eye on this set for awhile now.

  107. Thanks for the great cards and the detailed video. I love the Altenew stamps. But the multi-step ones really scare me. After watching the video and listening to the tips, I think I finally have the courage to go for the beautiful Peony Bouquet set!

  108. These turned out great! I love the peony card and how you placed them around the outside of your card.

  109. The peony stamp set is so versatile. Thanks for the tutorial on how to line them up. I remember when I first used the painted flower stamp set and was so grateful for a tutorial.

  110. I love both these stampsets and appreciate you demo, really love how 2 cards can be so different using same stamp set thank you for sharing the inspiration

  111. Your cards are so pretty and I love how different they look even though they are using stamps from the same set!

  112. Peony Bouquet has become my favorite! And I love the Crisp Inks! Thanks for more inspiration! Lovely cards!

  113. I LOVE the look of the pink card! The yellow is also lovely…I’m just ENAMORED with the coloring of the pink!!!

  114. Both cards are perfectly beautiful – the yellow one makes me happy just to look at it. Thanks!

  115. Beautiful cards!! I really like the colors on the first one!! Thank you for the video as well!!