Monday, April 12, 2021

Inspiring Iris

 Hello my friends! Today I am sharing another of my favourite stamps that will be retiring. It is Inspiring Iris. It is a two-step stamp but being a photopolymer stamp, it is very easy to line up the stamps.

I originally did a card very similar to this one with my Dorchester gals. Before Covid, I volunteered to do a card class once a month for the ladies at the Dorchester Retirement home. Generally it was the same group of ladies every month and they are a FUN group. I really hope I will be able to get back there again one day, I miss those gals!

Here is the card:

I stamped the leaves of the iris onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Granny Apple Green ink. I then stamped the flower part of the iris on top of the stems using Blushing Bride ink. I don't know if irises come in this colour in real life but I like how they look on my card so I am going with it. After stamping my iris, I cut it out using the Layering Ovals Dies. I matted this oval onto a scalloped oval from the same die set using Blushing Bride cardstock.

I stamped my sentiment in the upper left corner of a piece of Basic White cardstock using Basic Gray ink. I added a strip of DSP from the Sand & Sea DSP package to the lower portion of this cardstock and then added it to a Blushing Bride card base. 

I added my ovals to the right side of the card front using dimensionals and added a bow using the Metallic Blushing Bride ribbon.

This is a good card to make when you need a card in a hurry but it is also very pretty. You could use any DSP and just match your card base and flower colours to the DSP for many different options.

What I used for today's card:

Inspiring Iris Stamp

Blushing Bride Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad

Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' Pad

Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad

Sand & Sea DSP

Layering Ovals Dies

Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today's card. As I said, it is a quick and easy one to replicate so give it a try. 

Stay well and keep creating!


1 comment:

  1. Very pretty...and, yes, irises do grow in this color. I have some in my garden each year!💕