Don't you love this Iris from Heartfelt Creations Collection! It is one of my favorite flower stamp sets and Joan has lots of them in stock right now. I used two sets: HCPC 3371 Dutch Iris Oval PreCut Set and HCPC 3373 Dutch Iris Medley PreCut Set. The Iris in the oval was stamped and colored with colored pencils and OMS. I cut it out with scissors to make it very dimensional. In order to create layers, I stamped the single Iris, colored it, and cut it out with the matching Iris die. I then cut out the bottom section and part of the top portion to create a dimensional look. These pieces were shaped using the Flower Tool Kit and attached with large dimensional glue dots. I also shaped the green leaves to help them look dimensional. It is so easy with the large white flower tool from the kit.
The background is one of those new die Cheery Lynn cut doilies you can now purchase from Joan's Gardens. Don't you love all these new doily dies! I used the Cheery Lynn "Canadian Kaleidoscope" doily. It was a little to wide for my tag so I cut out one of the points to make it slightly smaller. I pulled it together at the cut seams and pushed it down in the center. It is attached with a foam dot to the tag. The cut out area doesn't show because I layered the Iris over the cut portion. The sentiment and frame are from the JustRite "You Inspire Me" stamp set. I know - I use this set so much but it is so pretty I can't resist. I used the new Spellbinder "Parisian Accents" under the JustRite sentiment and another piece from that set up at the top of the tag. These pieces helped to give a dainty look to the tag. A pretty lavender silk bow was added at the top. The butterfly is from a sheet of Martha Stewart butterflies. Yellow Stickles was added to the stamen of the flower and lavender rhinestones added to the sentiment and at the top.
I want to encourage you to create a tag for this week's challenge. Tags are so fun to make and can make any gift very special. Joan is going to have a great surprise for one person who enters the challenge this week. Please go over to Joan's Gardens to see Joan's beautiful tag and to get all the details about the challenge.
All products used on this tag can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.