Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Technique Tuesday Iris - Card Within a Card

Hi all!  I'm popping in to share a card featuring a new April release from Technique Tuesday.  This is the April Greenhouse Society Iris stamp set.

If you're not familiar with the Greenhouse Society it's a series of stamps that comes out monthly featuring florals.  You can purchase these individually, or become a member and save 15% each month.

Anyway, this month's flower is the iris.  I recently picked up some new Copics, including several greens, and I wanted to try them out, so I opted for no-line Copic coloring the iris.  Of course I realized halfway through that my purples are very limited, so the flower was a little more challenging, but I think it turned out OK.

I colored the iris on a panel of white cardstock, and decided it would be fun to die cut the flower from the front of my card base so you could see through to the flower.

Because I then realized that this didn't leave much room for writing a message, I decided to create a card within a card, mounting the colored panel onto a small, top fold card from green cardstock.

The sentiment is from my So Many Sentiment set for Neat & Tangled.  I wanted to keep things pretty clean and simple and not cover up too much of the flower, and thought the thin black strip would work well.

That's all for me today!  Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Awesome greens, Miriam!! And the sentiment is so cool spanning the die cut card front. Love this one!

  2. Such a pretty stamp and card. I've been meaning to try something similar (die cutting the outline from the front and stamped image on the inside), but haven't done so yet. Creating another card in your card is really clever.

  3. BTW, I also created my first two cards using the Technique Tuesday set that I won back in February. You can check them out at http://marianne-cards-n-stuff.blogspot.gr/2018/04/twofer-chicks.html

  4. This is more than OK, Miriam--it's gorgeous! Love the card design, too.

  5. Such a clever idea!! Yiu did a beautiful job with every aspect of this iris!! Gorgeous!!