Friday, March 4, 2016

Easter Iris

Good Morning!  It's been so long!

Today's card will be entered into the following Challenges; Stamp TV, Spring Fever(to use 3 Spring colors), Simon Says Monday, A Leap Into The Unknown (to use something new, new beginning, new home, new technique etc., WOW! Embossing Powder, Anything Goes! plus Heat Embossing, ScrapyLand, Anything Goes! (plus a die brand they sell), and Simon Says Wednesday, Touchy Feely (to add a form of texture).

I used the Distress Ink Lifting Technique shared here in this VIDEO from Jen McGuire!  It is just fantastic!  The stamps are from Gina K Designs, Stately Flowers 8, just beautiful for a Spring Time card!  Using Versa Mark Ink and White Embossing Powder I stamped the fabulous Iris from this set.  Then I rubbed Fired Brick Distress Ink all over the white card stock and image, getting it into every nook, every cranny.  Then I began to 'paint' water onto the flower.  I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink for the stem and a bit of Crushed Curry Ink to brighten the center of the Iris a bit.

The inked panel kind of feels like leather.  I added a bit more texture by splattering a little White Craft Paint on it (I masked my Iris first).  The dies I used are from MFT, Die-Namics, Traditional Stitched Tags and Crossed Stitched Rectangles.  Sentiment stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink.  Punching holes in the panel with my Crop-O-Dile I was able to feed my Yellow Gingham Ribbon through, adding the tag, Button and Jute Twine for accents.
You should really try Jen's technique, it gives you a different look each and every time.
Have a happy day.....March Fourth......say it with conviction!  (one of my favorite dates!)


  1. I really liked seeing how Jennifer McGuire's technique looks with this color. Very pretty and the splattering is a nice addition. TFS!

  2. You are having so much success with this technique. Love how the iris pops off the paper, Just beautiful.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the flower!! The colors are amazing!! What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I have seen you use this iris image many times, but I think this one is the best. You are getting really good at this technique and I love it. Serious color choice too and I love your little tag. Quite beautiful!

  5. This is just stunning. I LOVE the color of that iris, I swear I have seen them that color. The technique really intrigues me, and you have done it beautifully here. I think the white embossing against the dark background is just awesome, it makes me want to get out my inks and start playing. Thanks for sharing this, it's gorgeous!!!

  6. GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors, especially of the Iris. The whole card is just awesome my dear.

  7. Such a wonderful card, love the flower and the rich colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. The colors on your iris are stunning! What a beautiful card!

  9. Ooooh! Beautiful use of that technique, Miss Donna! Gorgeous image, beautifully done in those colors. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. And... Thanks for sharing with us at the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  10. Very beautiful card. Great technique! I love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Touchy Feely Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

  11. beautiful card, love the subtle shades on the iris. Thanks for joining us over on the WOW challenge

  12. Beautiful colour choice! I love how detailed the flower is. Thank you so much for playing along with Wow! Embossing powder!
    xx Victoria