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PTI Throwback Thursday: Cover Plate Peony

It’s time for Throwback Thursday with Papertrey Ink and today our feature throwback product is the Cover Plate: Peony! ThisΒ gorgeous cover plate is a must-have and one that I absolutely love so, so much. It die cuts so beautifully and this large peony is just stunning. It stands really pretty by itself, even as white on white, and can be beautifully colored as well.

If you’ve been following my work, then you know I love to ink blend. And although given how detailed this plate is, blending the whole thing will take a little time, but it is well worth it. Since I had some time off work for the holidays, I was able to indulge in some crafty fun and decided to explore how beautiful ink blending on this flower can be! So I started by die cutting this place out of white card stock. To make sure I didn’t lose anything, I actually did my best to keep all the pieces in its place and only popping out the piece when I was ready to ink blend it.

For each petal, I blended on Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink from what I perceived to be the inside of the petal to the outside edge, sometimes leaving an almost white edge. I did the same technique but with Vintage Photo distress ink for the other floral section (I’m not sure what it’s called!). For all other parts, I decided to punch out the pieces and leave it empty so that the background will show through.

On a separte piece of white card stock, I blended Hawaiian Shores dye ink on the top and bottom right corners, and added splatters with the same ink. I knew those areas were going to show through the plate, so I added a little color for interest. I adhered both pieces together with some clear liquid adhesive.

For the sentiment, I reached for the Huge Love die. I only used the detailed layer and die cut it three times. For the top layer, I blended Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores dye inks with Tropical Teal being the slightly darker color concetrated more on the bottom edge. After I adhered all three layers together, I glued the words to the peony on the bottom right. I love this so much that I’m thinking about framing it rather than sending it out. It’s so precious!



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  • 1
    Tara Prince says:

    So very pretty!

  • 2
    Denise Potter says:

    This is truly gorgeous. I can’t imagine the time (not to mention your skill) it took to make this. Love it!

  • 3
    Cindy H. says:

    Definitely frame-worthy!! Just gorgeous!

  • 4
    Suzanne Russell says:

    So beautiful! This is my favorite cover plate so I can imagine that I might actually take the time to ink blend each of those petals now that you’ve inspired me!

  • 5
    Marjorie Dumontier says:

    That’s an amazingly beautiful card !

  • 6
    Elizabeth McGregor says:


  • 7

    Wow, absolutely Gorgeous!! Such lovely coloring!

  • 8

    Oooo . . . it IS so stunning! Love it!

  • 9
    Patt H. says:

    Beautiful card! i have that cover plate & will be getting it back out to play with. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 10
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Hi Keeway ! As soon as I saw your card on the Papertrey blog, I knew it was yours! Your ink blending inspired me to do more of it myself and it’s become my favorite technique. I HAVE to purchase some Distress Oxides! I want to thank you for sharing how you made your GORGEOUS creation. I think all your work is frame worthy and ABSOLUTELY this Peony beauty! Happiest of New Year’s to you and yours. πŸ™‚

  • 11
    Donna K says:

    I knew I should have ordered that cover plate! You’ve done an amazing job of blending. I agree, you should keep it and frame it. Such a pretty thing to look at on a gloomy winter day.

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