Sunday, June 28, 2009

Siberian Iris - FS125

This morning when I saw that Dawn was the featured stamper on Splitcoast, I knew I wanted to case one of her gorgeous cards! You can find her gallery HERE and her awesome blog is Dawn...A New Day .

The card I chose to case can be seen HERE . I loved her coloring on that gorgeous flower, so I couldn't resist.

The flower is from the Flourishes Siberian Iris clear stamp set. I stamped on Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with detail clear embossing powder.

The stamped image was colored with Tombow Markers and a damp paint brush. The Tombow marker colors I used are 062,025,925,126 and 177. After coloring I cut out the image and popped it up with foam tape on a panel cut with my Long Rectangle Nestabilities.

This is a close up of the sentiment panel. The sentiment is from the Impression Obsession Sympathy Sentiments clear stamp set. I stamped it on Basic Grey Porcelain paper, then cut and embossed with Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio die cut. I wanted a little more depth to the sentiment, so I used the Ribbon Tags Trio to cut Spring Willow Prismatics to get two more pieces. I adhered one to the top and bottom of the sentiment to frame it. This may not be an original idea, but it's the first time I've thought of doing it. The ribbon is May Arts 3/8" Olive Satin .

For the inside of the card I used another sentiment from Impression Obsession's Sympathy Sentiments .

I used my Martha Stewart Cornice Edge Punch to make the decorative border.

The cardstock is Spring Willow Prismatics dark and Sunflower Prismatics medium. The designer paper is Basic Grey Porcelain.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you're all having a great Sunday!


Christi said...

This is gorgeous! Wow!!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS CASE - Michelle!!! I lvoe the colors and your coloring is again stunning!!!

Have a great week!!! Hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my GOSH, is this GORGEOUS!!!!!! Gorgeous, I tell ya!

Amy Sheffer said...

Stunning, Michelle! Your coloring is amazing - such depth!

Elaine said...

Beautiful card! I would love to see you do a tutorial on how you color or can you share a picture of the type of paint brush you use? Your coloring is always so pretty!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is so so pretty! I LOVE the sentiment, it's very touching and beautiful! Awesome coloring too!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh!! What a beauty Michelle!! Love the dp you used. It really helps showcase your gorgeous iris!! WOW!