July 3, 2013

Bonus Iris Card

I've got my crafty mojo back, so today you're getting two cards because there are a lot of great card challenges I want to enter.  LOL.

This card is being submitted to two challenges, JustRite's Delicate Doilies (use a doily on your project) and Mojo Monday's 300 Sketch Challenge, to use this sketch:
Well, that circle to the side made me think doilies, and so I got out a new JustRite stamp set and picked the iris stamp from it for my focal image.  I wanted to use blue and turquoise as my card colours, and so coloured the image using those shades of pencil crayons.  I started with a light colour and then added a darker shade on top.  The bow I did purple, just for some contrast.  To get a good, soft blended look, I also used gamsol (an alcohol solution) with a blending stump over top.

I cut out the square from regular cardstock and flag from Core'dinations.  I then ran the flag through my Big Shot with a vine embossing folder and lightly sanded the embossed parts.

The doily came from one of my UmWow Studio kits.  I love how intricate it is!

Instead of the small flag, I decided to use feathers (I love feathers but have had trouble deciding how to add them to cards, so this was great).

Finally I glued everything on.

And here's a close-up of the flowers:


6 comments:

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Hi Jessica!

Awesome card! I am totally digging the colors and the really fun feathers!

Regina Hamilton said...

Really cute card. LOVE the color. Blue is my favorite.

Marge said...

Love your blue shades and that FABULOUS doily!!!

Sheri said...

So glad you thought of us with that sketch too! Lovely blues - thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Karin said...

Blu- tiful!!!

Shona said...

So pretty! Irises are my favorite flower, especially the blue ones! Those gorgeous feathers are the perfect accent! Glad you're playing at JR, the girls that play there are the best! I've learned so much from them, and they are super nice!