Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Birthday Card with the Gorgeous Layering Iris Die Set

Hello my friends! Happy first day of May! One of my most favorite flowers to bloom in spring is the bearded iris and my goodness, the Lovely Layers: Iris is just as gorgeous as real irises!!

First I die cut all of the pieces of the Lovely Layers: Iris from 80# white cardstock. Then I used the new BeeLuxe Detail Blending Brushes to add yellow and purple inks to the layers. Let me say this, I was so very pleased with how these brushes swiped on the color! I wanted to imitate real irises I've seen that have that dark edge of color fading to white. These brushes made it way easier than I imagined!

When I'm coloring any of the Lovely Layers sets, I always begin with the bottom layer, placing the next layer over it to check it, and adjusting the coloring as needed. To smooth out the purple edges just a bit, I used a Detail Blending Brush to add a bit more purple ink. I used the Layering Guide to assist in the assembly as this is my first time to use these. All of the layers are adhered with glue.

Next I embossed 80# white cardstock with the beautiful Sandie's Garden 3D embossing folder. I added splatters of purple ink and diluted with water. When the droplets dried I added splatters of Bee Shimmery Liquid Shimmer Watercolor. When that was dry, I adhered the panel to my A2 card base.

Then I pulled out one of my older favorites, the Wood Frame Builder Honey Cuts, and adhered the die cut frame with foam tape. I trimmed the stem of the iris just a bit so it would fit under the frame. Next I added foam dots to the back of the flower and glue to the bottom of the stem to adhere it to the card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in black ink. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it up with foam strips.

I will have my reel posted over on Instagram soon and you'll be able to see the amazing coloring I did with the BeeLuxe brushes. I hope you will check it out! Thanks so very much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

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  1. LOVE these iris, and I've had my eye on this die set but just haven't gotten it yet! Love, love, love your coloring -- so regal!

  2. OK -- I HAD to come back! First, these aren't colored but blended, though the colors are fabulous, I was so awestruck by them that I just blundered all together! Beautiful -- the colors of the iris, the background and the frame -- all just beautiful

  3. Your coloring is ah-mazing! The frame is a perfect addition - I would use this as a framed home dec piece.


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