3 May 2024

Spellbinders | Peony Perfection

Hello there, I hope you are well. Today I have a card to share using a couple of products from the Spellbinders Cheers to You collection. This is a collection of Press Plates to use in the Betterpress Letterpress System, but they can be hot foiled too! 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.

For my focal point, I am using the Spellbinders Peony Perfection Registration Press Plates. This is a set of two plates with a guide to where to place them in the Spellbinders Betterpress Letterpress System. This means that you can ink up the flower petals and stems in different colours but the guide makes it super easy to line up the plates! 

I took one of the shims out of my platform and then placed the registration guide onto the chase and held it in place with Best Ever Craft Tape. I then placed the peony flowers in position and inked them up using Spellbinders Wild Berry BetterPress Ink. I placed a Spellbinders A2 Porcelain Cotton Panel onto the platen, holding in place with more Best Ever Craft Tape (the thinner version). I placed the platen on the platform and then ran it through my Platinum Six

I removed the flower plate from the chase and then placed the stems and leaves plate down, following the registration guide for placement. I inked up the plate with Spellbinders Teal Topaz BetterPress Ink and ran it through the Platinum Six again. I removed the panel from the platen and placed the Taylored Expressions Rectangle Masking Stencil on top, holding it down with low-tack tape. Using the same inks that I did for the pressing, along with Spellbinders Blending Brushes, I blended Wild Berry at the top and Teal Topaz at the bottom.

With the mask still in place, I splattered on a little Tsuekineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz on top, removed the mask and set it aside to dry. Once dry, it was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with tape runner adhesive. I pressed the Spellbinders Cheers to You Sentiments Press Plate & Die Set onto more Porcelain cardstock using Teal Topaz Ink. I die cut them out using the coordinating die and adhered the happy birthday one on my card with thin foam tape to finish. 



Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

In the photos, the Teal Topaz Ink looks a little more blue in tone than in real-life. It has got a little bit more of a teal tone in person! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 


  1. It's so so pretty! These two colours are a match made in heaven and I love how you have blended the inks at an angle too. Beautiful card! Xx


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