Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Iris Blooms Floating by Challis & Roo - A Green Card!

First, I would like to report that 2 bloggers have told me that they noticed their Followers were gone and tested my theory. My theory is that by emptying your Google Reader your Followers are somehow connected. Read HERE. They report that the Followers were back after doing that. :-)

I am still using up images I painted this last Winter in an attempt to go 'Green' and not waste! It was kind of fun going through what I have hoarded in backgrounds too.

I created the image by stamping Iris Blooms Floating by Challis & Roos twice using Galaxy Gold on Neenah Classic White Solar Crest cardstock.  I heated it to set and painted with Twinkling H2O's Royal Satin, True Blue, Moss Green, and Olive Green.  Images were trimmed and the edges were painted with Gold Galaxy too.

Two pieces of the Neenah Classic White were run through my Cuttlebug using Spellbinders Labels 13 and repeated to emboss the edges.  One Iris Bloom was mounted onto the embossed die cut with tape, followed by part of the other Iris Blooms and 3D pop dots as shown.  X-Acto knife on a healing mat was used to cut open slots for the ribbon on each side of the die cut. 

I created the back ground when I was doing this card for the Impression Obsessions Blog HERE, if you want to see the tutorial.  So now you know I have had it for almost 2 years. I liked the background so much that I saved 3 more backgrounds to work with later. I used Cover-a-Card™ CC024 Tapestry and CC002 Swirls.

Next I mounted the image with label onto the finished Quilt Background using 3D pop dots.  Michaels ivory colored organza ribbon was threaded through the slots and a double-bow using the Bow-Easy was mounted.  A gold filigree button from my stash was applied with a 5mm pearl sticker and additional Glossy Accents.  I used an acrylic circle and discontinued stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry for the tag.  I stamped the image and the edges with Galaxy Gold and heat embossed with Egyptian Gold, and tied it on using left over gold cord.  'Hello' didn't show up well enough, so I went over it with an Olive Green Sharpie.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look and share! 

Supplies:
StampsImpression Obsession Cover-a-Card™  CC024 Tapestry and  CC002 Swirls; Discontinued Iris Blooms, Challis & Roo - Inkadinkado; discontinued stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth and Natural cardstock
Inks: VersaMark; Brilliance Galaxy Gold; Twinkling H2O's Royal Satin, True Blue, Moss Green, and Olive Green
Accessories:  Judikins Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edges (Flower), Fiskars Apron Lace border punch; Michaels Organdy Ribbon, Bow- EasyMark Richards 5mm, 3mm pearls; Olive Green Sharpie.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 Shirley

29 comments:

Donna B. said...

Beautiful card Shirley!! It has so many great elements - I love how you did the background, the bow and the sentiment. And, those Irises are stunning!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow my friend - this is stunning.
You rock on this card for sure..
Luv the colors and the detailing of it super gorgeous... luv the DP and those Irises altogether magnificant artwork.....

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous, Shirley! Have to go check out that tutorial!

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY!!~

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Shirley!!!!!

Tammi said...

So beautifully put together, lovely Shirley!

Mrs Ham said...

This is such a stunning card, Shirley. Wow!!!

Diane said...

Beautiful....and isn't it fun touse something you have had "for awhile"....very lovely!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Shirley, Gorgeous card, love the contrasting colour of the irises on the beautiful green background, so pretty! Hugs, Gay xxx

Mrs Ham said...

Thanks for you comments. My degree is in Accounting. I missed George Anthony's testimony, I was doing something else at the time. I'm so upset. How was his testimony? Did they bring up the child malestion?

The Rubber Maid said...

How lovely..nice to use up those scraps but I'm bad and always forget to check that basket..the one with all the scraps in it that is. Pat

Shirley N said...

Just gorgeous Shirley!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning irises! Gorgeous background and layout! Lovely Lovely card.

Benzi said...

This is just gorgeous..love those floating iris and the beautiful colors you painted them. Gorgeous ribbon and brad/button, too.

Jan said...

This is gorgeous...love the soft colors!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Shirley, Thank you for all the sweet comments on my work this morning. Your card is Gorgeous!!! Have a very nice weekend!

Cindy Haffner said...

So very BEAUTIFUL!!~

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such beautiful irises, Shirley! Glad you found some goodies you'd been squirreling away. It's like uncovering treasure!

Joan Ervin said...

What a great idea to go green, Shirley...I have a whole drawer full of things to finish!!! Your iris card is sooo pretty...such beautiful coloring and I love the layout!!!

Shannon White said...

Oh my Goodness Miss Shirley this is Just Gorgeous! Love your beautiful watercoloring and Wonderful custom stamped BG's too. Pretty, pretty!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend Miss Shirley! and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Everything about your card is just beautiful Shirley!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Shirley! Going green AND amking GORGEOUS cards! I am in LOVE with those irises and the scalloped edge background! Just FANTASTIC!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Shirley, your creation is gorgeous! Your coloring is so beautiful - you make those H2O's rock! Every detail is perfect.

Maria said...

A very beautiful card, Shirley! The irises and colors are fabulous! The scalloped backgrond is so pretty! And, I thank you for sweet comments on my blog, take care!:-))

Lyn S said...

Hi Shirley, it's been quite a while since I visited here! Your card is gorgeous, as always! I love how you used your Twinkling H2O's to paint the irises, they look stunning!

Carpet Cleaning said...

Nice card Shirley! I like your blog you have a really nice ideas! And some masterpieces according to me, I'm glad i Found you, though

Cibele Glazer said...

This is stunning! I love the technique you used to paint. Such elegant results.

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely coloring of the flowers and I just love the quilted background!

Curt in Carmel said...

I honestly think that this is one of the most beautiful cards you have done. It is certainly one of my favorites of yours. The detail and colors are so beautiful. Such a bunch of gorgeous here! Hope you are well! Best, Curt

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