Monday, September 6, 2010

Iris Frond

Are you enjoying Labor Day today? I got inky this weekend and created this green and purple iris card.

I used the Worn Wallpaper technique from Technique Junkies on the two background papers (purple and green) except I used a purple ink instead of the ink called for in the technique. The sketch is from the Sweet Stop's sketch challenge issued Saturday on their blog.

Take a close look at the pearls on the butterflies. I didn't have any purple pearls, so I used my copic markers to color them a pale lavender shade.

This gorgeous iris collage stamp is from I Brake for Stamps. They have a ton of collage stamps, and one of these days I will collect every single one of them. They are gorgeous! I stamped it directly onto a sheet of patterned paper (Frond by Memory Box) and then just followed the sketch to add the layers and backgrounds. The edges looked a bit bare, so I punched out some decorative corners and adhered them to three of the corners here. They needed a little something more, so I added the pearls to each of the three corner punches.

I left the sentiment off so I can use this as a "whatever" card. When I need this card, I can stamp it with happy birthday, happy anniversary, have a great day, congratulations, you know..... whatever! LOL


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really pretty card, Holly! Love that corner punch and the pearls are just the right embellishment!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! The color combo is beautiful and love your details!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop!

Beverly Kissler said...

You knew you had me with

dstandard said...

This is just gorgeous - ditto - had me with purple - one of my favs! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

Stephanie said...

This is absolutely beautiful, thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop.

Leslie Miller said...

Be still my heart! Could this be any more gorgeous? I think not!

Nancy said...

Wow, Holly,
Absolutely Gorgeous card!!!
Love the colors.
Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop.