Sunday, March 25, 2018


I have a card today made for Sparkle N Sprinkle
with a water colored  Iris
using the newly released stamp set 'Bearded Iris'.

Supplies Used:

Embossing PowderSilver Detail EP257
OtherWaterBrush-LG (waterbrush)
Misc:  Water Color Paper

This  card was very fun and easy to create.
I stamped the  Bearded Iris  with Versamark on water color paper,
then embossed with  Silver Detail  embossing powder.

To add the water color
I recycled a bag that the SNS stamps arrive in
as my 'palate for my water colors.
Using the color Indigo Dawn from the
 Aqua Flow Watercolors Winter Skies ,
I simply added it to the plastic.

Then using the  WaterBrush
I started adding Indigo Dawn to the Iris
to the leaves.

Once the water coloring was done,
it was die cut using  Ribbon & Bow Layering Die Set
Nuvo GlitterDrops Purple Rain  were added around the image.

This was set aside to dry, then a die cut using Moroccan Mosaic simply Screens 
was cut from gray card stock and placed over a strip (cut to fit) of
Sticker Paper .  Purple Fig glitter was then pretty!
A piece of Craft Perfect Embossed Paper Broken Glass  was added to the bottom.
The sentiment is part of the Bearded Iris stamp set.

Thanks for taking a look today and be sure to leave a comment both here and on my post on the SNS Blog for a chance to go shopping at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  No one knows who the Mystery Designer is this month (and it might just be me).  There will be new projects on the SNS Blog every day for your inspiration and for increasing your chances of winning.  Good luck!


Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, I love your watercolor on this! It's my favorite look for watercolor and I have such a hard time with it. The beautiful iris and sentiment are so perfect together. Also love the die cut panel over glitter. The purple and silver in your card base go so nicely with the image.

Lisa said...

So stunning!! The iris looks amazing!! I love the background!! Gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful with the gold embossing and the wonderful water coloring. I love the background layout for the focal image too.

Judy Woodland said...

This is so pretty!!! I love the watercoloring with the embossing. Just stunning. Great design too, very interesting background elements.

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh I love that bearded iris, i have some beautiful ones in my yard! Great water coloring, so pretty with the embossing! That sentiment is perfect! Happy Spring, she said through snow flurries.....grrrrr!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous flower card.
Love the purple glitter
and silver embossing.
Carla from Utah

Darlene said...

Just GORGEOUS! Thanks for all the tips ... I never think to emboss and it makes such a difference! Of course I love the purple glitter in the background! Just beautiful and can't wait to see all your beautiful iris in bloom in your gardens!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the water coloring of your bearded iris - the gold embossing looks awesome. Great backgrounds too. Wonderful job.