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Good morning. Today, I completed my Iris note card this morning as promised yesterday. It turned out better than I originally envisioned.
The embossed Iris image is from I Brake For Stamps and is stamped onto Inkessentials Specialty Stamping Paper. I then water colored the Iris with various colors of the Tim Holtz Distress Markers. This was my first coloring attempt using markers for a focal point stamped image. I am overall pleased with my results.
For the card’s mat, I used a piece of Ten Seconds Studio art metal cut to the size of my desired embossing folder. The embossing folder I used is Fleur De Lis by Darice. Afterwards, I lightly sanded the metal to highlight the embossed image. I then die cut the embossed metal sheet with Tim Holtz’s Mover and Shapers Die: Mini Baroque. Next, I used pop dots on the backside of the metal sheet and adhered the metal mat onto the focal image sheet creating a shadowbox frame. I liked the effect this created. I then continued to add addtional card mats to the card front and to the card’s interior.
Lastly, I dyed a piece of Vanilla Stampin Up seam binding ribbon using Dusty Concord Distress Stain for the bow before adhering my bow offset at the bottom right hand corner of the card.
I hope you enjoyed my card today. We have some company coming later for dinner and tomorrow kicks off my first official day of vacation. I am going to try and continue to post in the coming week, though it may not be daily. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.
Welcome. Today I have a couple of cards using a couple of my favorite stamps. Coneflowers and sunflowers are among two of my favorite garden flowers. The Thinking Of You card’s image is from a soon to be retired Stampin Up set called Inspired By Nature. For this card, I used a distress ink watercolor stamping technique that I learned from Jennifer McGuire’s online card class last fall. The sentiment is Hero Arts and the tag is a Tim Holtz mover and shaper mini die.
The next card features sunflowers and the stamp is from I Brake For Stamps. They have an incredible selection of realistic flower stamps. For this card, I stamped the image with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and painted the sunflowers using Lumiere paint by Jacquard. The picture unfortunately fails to capture the iridescent nature of the paint. For the background, I used watercolor paint and then distressed and inked the edges of the image layer.
I hope that my cards have provided you with some botanical inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon to see my upcoming Compendium of Curiosities week 2 challenge project hosted by Studio L3.