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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Iris and Rose Card

I've wanted the Sizzix Loving Thoughts Set for a long time, and finally ordered it a few weeks ago. Finally today, I got around to using it. I embossed the design on white CS, then fussy cut around the embossed frame and mounted it onto a a piece of pearlized CS from my stash. The CS reminded me of victorian wallpaper, and the embossed frame also looked victorian. I wanted the card to look like a victorian floral picture on the wall, so I chose this iris from JustRite's Botanical Medallions & Banners-Clear.

I stamped the image onto Core'dinations white pearl paper with VersaMark, and embossed it with Superfine Detail Gold EP, then colored it with Copics. I wish you could see the irises in person, because it's the first floral I've ever colored that I've been really happy with. I only have a few Copics, and none of them matched my DP, which is actually a peachy shade of pink. My Copics weren't peachy, so I used two lighter shades of pink and added the only yellow I have which is a golden color. (Sorry, all my stuff is in my shop, and I am at home, and I didn't write down the color numbers). I blended with the two pinks, the yellow, and the colorless blender, and my irises came out the same peachy shade as the DP, and the irises are shaded from peach to yellow, just like those fancy irises I've seen at the garden centers. The shading really doesn't show up in my photograph. Sorry if I sound like I'm bragging, but it's really exciting when you've created so many duds to have something come out just the way you wanted it to for the first time. :-) It may have been the pearlized paper, I'm really loving coloring on it with my markers!

Then I die cut around the irises with a Spellbinders oval, and ran my Krylon around the edge of it. When I tried the oval on the frame, it needed something, so I daubed metallic gold on the raised parts with a sponge dauber. This gave the frame a vintage look that I liked, and also accentuated the design.

I mounted the oval dimensionally, added fern leaves from the MS fern punch, some roses my craft store sells, some Queen & Co. pearls, and a bow made from some Anna Griffin peach ribbon I've had forever.

8 comments:

JD said...

This is so beautiful, Kathy, You can tell that you put a lot of work into it...

Myrna said...

Kathi
This is gorgeous. So elegant and Victorian looking.
Myrna

Olga said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Maria A. said...

Hello Kathi: I just discovered your blog after browsing through the Splitcoast stampers web site. I was looking for cards made with Spellbinders dies. Anyway, your work is amazing, beautiful, elegant and it shows your love for your craft. I'm always amazed at people like you that share so kindly and freely their works of art with the rest of us mere mortals. I love stamping but I'm fairly new at it so I go to the blogs of ladies like you who are true artists and I look at your cards and I try to learn as much as possible from the information you give so selflessly.
Thank you and God Bless you.
Maria.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Kathi, what pretty cards you make! thanks for stopping by my Blog today. Have a lovely weekend. Judy x

OriBella said...

Beautiful card! Piękna kartka!:)

Marisa Job said...

This is gorgeous Kathy!!! I like how you fussy cut around the embossed frame! The flowers are beautifully colored too!!

Jill Norwood said...

It does look like an elegant victorian framed picture! This is so pretty! I love how you matched the perfect design paper for the wallpaper! So lovely!