Hello Digi Divas! Today I am taking detour from my usual norm. I'm honored to have been a Guest Designer for a new challenge blog- Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. SO- I took this opportunity to dig into my stash! I found an iris image that was given to me 10 to 15 years ago. I can't remember where it originated, but I thought it's an inspirationally beautiful blossom I'd like to share with you.
Suggested card size - 5"x 7"
Iris Free Blossom
Silhouette® A2 vintage oval frame card
Hammermill® 100 lb. White Coverstock or Watercolor stock
DCWV® Double Sided Cardstock
Bazzill® Guacamole Cardstock
American Crafts® Pearlescent Watercolor Set
VersaMagic® Sea Breeze
Darice® Foliage Die
Studio G® Pearls
Sun Dazzle Flocking
Gold Baker's Twine®
Size the Iris to 3-3/8"x4-3/4" and print on Watercolor stock or Hammermill® 100 lb. White Coverstock. It is printing in gray to give the image a less harsh effect when watercolored.
I chose to watercolor my image using American Crafts® Pearlescent set and water brushes.
Trace around a 3"x4-1/2" oval. Fussy cut around the oval and Iris edges as shown.
I used Silhouette® A2 vintage oval frame card pattern to cut my cardbase. Cardbase-sized
6-3/4"x10" and oval are cut of the DCWV® Double Sided Cardstock. The 5-1/4"x6-3/4" accent is cut separately of the accent color cardstock.
Score, fold and adhere the accents color to the card front as shown.
Trim the accent color even with the card front.
Apply Foam® Tape to the back side of the Iris image as shown.
Edge the Image oval using VersaMagic® Sea Breeze as shown. Center and adhere in the oval on the front of the card.
Adhere Studio G® Pearls around the image as shown. Medium size pearls as centers and small size pearls between the medium size pearls around the image.
Adhere Sun Dazzle® Flocking to the stem using
Dimensional® Glue and coffee filter.
Wrap Gold Baker's® Twine twice around the Fold/spine and tie a bow as shown.
Add a sentiment of your choosing... I used one of our Freebie sentiments cut out using Tonic® oval die set. Edged using VersaMagic® Purple Hydrangea.
OPTIONAL: I used the oval cut out of the cardbase,
name plaque and a Darice® Foliage die cut to decorate the backside of the card as shown.
I hope you enjoyed this flowery journey with the Free Iris Blossom Image. Don’t forget to pick up this beautiful Free Image on my FREEBIES Page at the shop. Please stop by Beautiful Blossoms Challenge- be inspired- enter your latest flowery card creation! If you would like a printable, downloadable PDF version of this tutorial, just click on the button below...
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