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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Dutch Iris Release!

Spring is in the air, and there is a new gorgeous collection released today by Heartfelt Creations featuring some beautiful spring foliage and flowers.   There are a 45 examples posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog of what the Design Team has created with this new release, it's very inspiring, so check it out!

What I liked best about this collection when I started playing with it is that the images are easy and quick to colour and work with, and are multi purpose--thank you, birthday, sympathy--it's all gonna work.  I've got three cards I'll be sharing with you in the next few days (hint, if you want to see all 3 of them now check out the HC blog), and 2 of them took less than 20 minutes each to make!  Today's card was a bit more "fancy" (got to try and impress you when there is a new release!) and yet it was also surprisingly easy and quick.

So for today's creation I used the flap card tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.

Here is what the card looks like closed:



And here is when it is being opened:



And here is the inside when it is fully open:



Products Used on This Project
HCPC 3373 Dutch Iris Medley PreCut Set
HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set
HCPC 3367 Vintage Life Background PreCut Set
HCD 711 Decorative Dutch Iris Die

Finished card is 5 x 4. Cut base card stock to be 12 x 4.  Layer the die cut near the end of the card stock with the goal to cut the edge.  Use your embossing mat between the die and the card stock from the mid point of the die down, so that it acts as a mask and only the top part cuts.  The effect is to give you a fancy edge.  You could alternatively cut with edged scissors.  Score at 5 and at 10 and then fold.   brush the fancy edge with white craft ink.  Your base is now ready Stamp background image on to white paper with green ink.  Add light brown ink to edges.  Adhere to base as shown in photo.Stamp image of iris on white card stock using brown ink, cut out with circle die cut.  Add colour to background (Copic airgun used here)  Colour the Iris (BV00, BV02, Y17).  Adhere lace around edge of circle.  Adhere magnet behind circle on the lower half, and adhere upper part of circle to flap using pop up dots.  Adhere other matching magnet on to the inside of the card, and cover that with a decorated piece of paper.  Add sentiment to top of card to finish off.

18 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, what a beautiful image! I love how you have decorated the inside too.
    Linds x

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  2. this is just so darn gorgeous, I love the lace!

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  3. Judy I, St. Louis MOMarch 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Great card. Love the new Iris release

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  4. This is SO cool Kris, love it to bits!!!

    beautiful image, love the lace and the opening! Really a great piece!!!

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  5. absolutely gorgeous, kristina!

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  6. Oh Wow, Kristina..this is beautiful!

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  7. This is so gorgeous and the way you colored it is beautiful. The lace is such a perfect touch.

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  8. This is beautiful. A perfect stamp to color with Copics!

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous, Kristina! Your coloring is "spot on", as always and the lace is a beautiful touch. I realy like the fold of the card, too. Have a great day! :)

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  10. Fantastic card, Kristina. I just love the lace around the iris image. The colouring is perfect; just like the irises under my window. I have got to try that fold technique.

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  11. Amazing card - the image is so beautiful, love the lace around the edge and the card design is simply wonderful!

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  12. Gorgeous card, Kristina! I love the lace and the beautifully colored iris!

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  13. Kristina, this is positively gorgeous! You hit this one out of the park! STUNNING! Such lovely work!

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  14. Your flap card is beautiful. I have never seen one before, it's so cool! I love it.
    Hugs Bonnie

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  15. Beautiful!! Love the way you have it opening.

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  16. Gorgeous card...you are right that image is so versatile!

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