Friday, March 11, 2011

Beautiful Dutch Iris

This is a window Card

There is an opening (window) on the front of the card and the iris is attached to the inside and pops up through the window.

The iris is dimensional

Today I am posting a card I created for the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  This card was created using  the new Heartfelt Creations release" The Dutch Iris-Blossoms 3 CollectionThere are 7 new PreCut Sets. These new sets coordinate with a new exclusive Heartfelt Creations die, manufactured by Spellbinders, and 2 dies released by Spellbinders at Winter CHA.

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.

23 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful Selma....love that image!!!

Judy in St. Louis said...

Stunning as always Selma! I just picked up the Dutch Iris Medley with matching die and the Wrought Iron Cross with the decorative oval window die. Can't wait to play with them. I really enjoy all your wonderful creations.

Jean McKenzie said...

Another of your beautiful cards Selma! What a gorgeous iris image. I must go check out these sets!

Stampin' Pam said...

GORGEOUS Selma! Your coloring is perfection and I alwaays love your window cards.

Chrissy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Selma. Such a beautiful card.Just imagine how pretty it would look on top of my china cabinet...lol
Luv CHRISSYxx

Sherry Kushibab said...

Beautiful card - love how you made the frame over the flowers....beautiful coloring. TFS.

CraftinGranny said...

Such a beautiful card! The depth of the iris in the center really makes the card so elegant. Gorgeous frame! "Hugs" Carol

April said...

So pretty1 I love the window.

Kerrie said...

You really have made the iris come to live, such a beautiful window card.

Lana said...

Selma This is stunning!! I love your coloring and the 3D effect is fabulous. It really just comes to life!

Gladys R. said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love
the colors and how you layered
the iris. I love using that iris
stamp.

Jose said...

Gorgeous card Selma, your colouring is wonderful, makes that iris look real, and the green check paper sets it off well, excellent.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Olga said...

such a gorgeous card!!!! I am so loving those Iris'

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Selma--flowers are my favorite things to color and you did a fantastic job with this window card! It really is amazing. Your cards just get better and better. The added flower soft make the iris look so real! TFS

The Other Patti Sue said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! So stunning!

Judy Covey said...

Your card is "out of this world" GORGEOUS! I do with that the iris was a stamp with matching die to cut it out. OMG, I just love it and you did such a fabulous job coloring it to make it look so real!

Donna said...

This is so amazing, Selma! I love the layers and your coloring is wonderful! Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!
Jackie,
Oregon

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, this is absolutely gorgeous. I totally love it.

I have lots of these stamps in stock too and I can't wait to have time to work with them.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Gorgeous......as usual. :) Love window cards and the flower looks great with that gingham paper!

Patti P. said...

So,so beautiful...just the most perfect card. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

Selma,
Great card love the image. Amazing coloring as always.

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