February 9, 2014

JustRite Iris Card

I made this card for JustRite's Botanical Bliss challenge, to use a flower and/or butterfly on your card.

I started out by stamping the frame from Botanical Medallions and Banners in purple ink on white cardstock.  I die cut it out using the co-ordinating die (Nested Oval Medallions).  I then stamped the iris from the same stamp set and die cut it out using an oval die from Spellbinders.  I used a Versamark pen and dusted the image with Perfect Pearls.  It turned out too pale, so I added more colour with markers. You can't see it in the picture, but there's a fantastic shimmer to the flowers.

I stamped another piece of white cardstock with Elegant Fronds and embossed it with a light green/aqua embossing powder.  I then rubbed some purple and blue gelatos onto the unembossed sections.

I layered a piece of light purple ribbon on top of a darker shimmery ribbon, and wrapped it around the embossed panel.  I glued the panel on a purple card base and then glued the medallion on top.  The Iris panel was added with pop dots and a die cut butterfly glued to the side.

6 comments:

Karen said...

Very pretty - I love how you did the background and the color you used for the iris.

Karin said...

gorgeous! Love the colours

Kary said...

The iris looks beautiful and the background is gorgeous. Love the sweet butterfly too.

Sheri said...

SO PRETTY! I love the irises!! Your background is very cool too! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful. Your flower colors are stunning.

Patty said...

This one is really pretty! (And seems to be popular, too, by the comments above. :)