Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Birthday Iris

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for a very sweet friend.  She loves irises and the colour purple. :)

I created a CAS mixed media card by including watercolouring, die-cuts and stamping.  I LOVE my new partial honeycomb die-cut ... you'll be seeing a lot more of it soon.  The iris was cut from hot press watercolour.  Zigs were used for colouring the stems, and distress ink (wilted violet) for the flower.

This is one of my favourite 'Happy Birthday' sentiments.  It's from a stamp set by Technique Tuesday called Cosmos.  I haven't used any of the other stamps (including a beautiful bouquet of cosmos).  Hopefully I can show it some love soon.

Here's a close-up of the card ...

I added a few sequins for a little bit of sparkle.

I'm entering this into The Flower Challenge #13 (second entry), where they are celebrating their 1st birthday.  This is another of my favourite flowers. :)

  

And I'm playing along with CAS on Friday #119 - Flowers.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps:  Sentiment - Cosmos (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. hot press) for iris; White card base (Neenah 110 lb)
Ink:  Zigs; Wilted Violet Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  iris die (Penny Black); partial honeycomb (set of four different) from AliExpress, water brush, sequins

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #13 - 1st Birthday Celebration
CAS on Friday #119 - Flowers


32 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty, Loll - the die cut background is just perfect for your beautiful iris!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just stunning Loll! Love how you coloured that Iris! Also love your new photo board! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Karen Knott said...

Stunning card, love the partial honeycomb and that gorgeous sentiment
Hugs Kaz xx

Helen J said...

Simply beautiful!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

wow!

nancy littrell said...

Such a beautiful and creative way to use your partial honeycomb die, Loll. You have just inspired me to try with my T.H. partial dies:-) Gorgeous Iris beautifully colored and wonderful sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs

Bunny said...

This is stunning. Your friend will love this. [Bunny]

Susan said...

You captured the colouring of an iris perfectly! It's lovely paired with the honeycomb die.

Bonnie said...

You've done a wonderful job of coloring this iris, my friend! And that honeycomb die is gorgeous. I have a similar die that I need to get out!

Marcia said...

Love that background! I was wondering how you did a partial die-cut like that. But it sounds like it's how the die is created. Another gorgeous card! Love the beautiful simplicity of it!

Ina G said...

Oh Loll how beautifully you have coloured that iris. Simply stunning. Love the die cut background and that sentiment is a beauty.

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Loll. That colour of purple looks amazing. Your watercolouring is beautiful as always. Love the hexagon diecut background.

Darnell said...

Beautiful painting and design, Lolly! I think I have every element of this glorious card - or very nearly - so this gets put at the top of the to-CASE list!! Hugs, Dolly

Lee-Anne said...

That iris is exquisite...especially with your watercolouring, Loll! Love that die too!

Maxine D said...

WOW - what an elegant and beautiful card Loll!! Love that sentiment stamp too.
Blessings
Maxine

Aileen Ryan said...

Stunning card Loll, absolutely love that flower you have coloured and you die cut panel, just perfect. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

Linda said...

This looks so pretty ..... love the iris and that honeycomb die looks fab xx

Jeanne said...

Such a lovely card, Loll! Beautiful colors. Your special friend will adore this for sure!

Mac Mable said...

So elegant, so pretty, so perfectly CAS and yet mixing in the mixed media. Stunning and of course love the die cut!!! x

Marcia HIll said...

What a beautiful card Loll! LOVE that partial honeycomb die...think I need to check that out! And your Iris is so beautifully colored...it almost looks like it is glowing! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Bobby said...

Gorgeous, Loll. That purple just pops off the card and the die cut adds great texture while remaining clean and simple.

Daffodil Cards said...

A Stunning card, love the partial die.
Faith
x

Susanne Vargas said...

This is such a pretty iris and the honeycomb die is the perfect background for it - subtle but interesting!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful, elegant and feminine birthday card. Your friend will surely be delighted. I love the combination of juicy green and beautiful, vibrant violet. Stunning card, Loll!
Hugs,
BozenA

TK said...

I'm bowled over by this one, Loll! I love that partial die and I'm sure aware that Iris are one of my favorite flowers! LOL - I have several in my yard and this one reminds me of one of my faves..

Anita in France said...

Crisp, fresh and so lovely ... your friend must have been so delighted, Loll! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Your iris is so elegant and I love that you stamped your sentiment to match! Your friend is sure to love it, as well!

Anja Curvers said...

Awesome such a great CAS design and such an elegant card. That Iris looks real. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on Friday.

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well-deserved win at CAS on Friday, Loll! This is such a beautiful card!!!

Bobby said...

Congrats on your win, Loll. I knew it would be.

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations with the win Loll...stunning card, gentle and so beautiful x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Loll,
Congratulations on winning on CAS on Friday. This card fully deserves such distinction.
Hugs,
BożenA