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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Yellow Irises Card

This is another card I made in spurts while helping my mother. I took two photos of it because it's hard to get the effect of the shimmery papers. The card looks different from either of the photos, because it's shimmery and flat at the same time. The flowers in the background paper also make the iris look a little weird in the photo because of the way they capture the light. In person it is an interesting effect.

When I started the card, I knew I wanted to use this MS PATP which I only used once, so I cut out a 5" sqauare with it. Then, I had some of this pretty Hana Fubuki origami paper, and decided I wanted to make a pretty springlike card in green and yellow.

I cut the inside square with green, then the outside one with yellow. I knew I wanted to mat it with a shimmery spring green and yellowy gold, so I went around the smaller mat with some spring green PearlEx paint I had made. I didn't realize the color shift would be so much, and sometimes it was a pretty green, but at others, it was a brown gold, so I went over the PearlEx with a green Copic, and it stayed a nice shade of shimmery green with only a little color shift. For the next mat I used paint made from PearlEx Sparkle Gold.

When planning the card I had also decided to use a Spellbinders Floral Oval for whatever I would put in the middle. I decided on one of my favorite JustRite stamps, this iris. I stamped it onto the yellow origami paper with Memento Bamboo Leaves, and embossed it with clear EP, then colored it with Copics. I cut the iris with a Spellbinders oval which was as large as the floral oval, then cut the floral oval out of white CS. After cutting that, I cut the center out of the floral oval with a smaller oval so it would be an open frame, and mounted it over the iris layer.

Last, I went around everything with my Gellyroll pen, and accented it with two Prima flowers and some Liquid Pearls.


Myrna said...

What an interesting card. So many pretty things to look at.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kathi. Shimmery is very difficult to photograph but lovely in real life.

Antoinette Voorn said...

Kathi this card is so gorgeous!! the shimmering is beautiful. Jus another "painting" for your collection... LOL!!

Greetz Antoinette

JD said...

So lovely, Kathi, the first photo does show all the shimmer, but I think the second ones shows how truly beautiful it is. You continue to amaze me...