I absolutely love working with this new Iris collection. The new sets I used are: HCPC 3371 Dutch Iris Oval PreCut Set; HCPC 3373 Dutch Iris Medley PreCut Set; HCD 711 Decorative Dutch Iris Die.
This is a 5.5 inch square card. The Dutch Iris Oval was stamped on white card stock. It was cut out with a Nestability Petite Oval die. The coordinating Iris Medley flower was stamped twice, one of the buds and five leaves. They were all colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and OMS. They were cut out with the coordinating dies. One of the extra iris was cut into smaller pieces so they could be shaped and layered with dimensional tape. A few of the leaves were layered over the leaves in the stamped image in the oval. The extra bud was added, then the layered iris. Yellow Flower Soft was added to the flower. The background was shaded with yellow chalk.
A piece of green gingham design paper was added to the front of the card. The same oval Nestability that was used to cut out the iris oval was used to die cut an opening in the top of the card. With the card closed, adhesive was added to the inside of the opening then the iris oval was placed in the opening. This guaranteed it would fit perfectly in the opening when the card is closed. To cut the black frame, I layered the same oval Nestability, used to cut the opening, with the matching oval scallop Nestability, and ran them through the die cut machine together. Two of these black frames were cut out. One was placed around the opening on the top of the card and the other one around the stamped iris oval which is attached inside the card. Two of the matching leaves were attached on the top of the card and a bow placed between them. It gives the design even more dimension. To complete the card, Cuttlebug die cut corners were added.
Isn't this a gorgeous Iris! I really love working with this new Iris Collection.