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April 20, 2011

Easter Irises

Grace Notes For Today - Handmade Cards with how-to details and tips.

Spring Irises. What could be lovelier for an Easter card? I love all the colours of irises. As hard as I try, I cannot even come close to creating something as beautiful as real irises with their ruffles standing up, and their darker petals draping downward. Only our Creator can make something so gorgeous.

3D irises

inspiration photoHere are the flowers that were my inspiration. I realize it's no competition but I think I managed to come close in the colours. I cut out all flower petals from white cardstock, then coloured them with my new ProMarkers.

The card is 5-1/2" square. I embossed the white panel, leaving a one inch plain border for my letters. The "Easter" letters are actually cut from a pearlized CS although the shine doesn't show up. I had to use my Gypsy to size down the letters as 1-inch made them too crowded.

3D flowers side view
As you can see by the profile pic, these flowers are quite dimensional. I'll probably have to make a custom envelope to fit.

The flowers are cut at sizes 2, 2-1/2 and 3. Stems and leaves are cut from green CS that I then inked for a little more definition. I'm still getting used to these markers so they aren't perfect.

I made 3 frames, the large purple one is cut at 3-1/2. It's the horizontal frame on page 68 of Storybook cart, turned sideways.
dimensional irises side view

When placed vertically, it just barely fits within my 5" embossed  background. Why use a horizontal frame, you ask? I needed enough space for my tallest flower which is 3". So the 3-1/2" purple frame worked well with the right amount of clear space around the flower.

The mauve and white frames are sized down accordingly.

And just in case you are wondering where my signature ribbon is... I decided the flowers took center stage and didn't need any other embellishment.

inside card and scripture verse
Inside, both verses were prepared on my PC, printed on computer paper.

Cartridges Used:
Home Décor, Storybook and Walk In My Garden

Now, on to the next card!


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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!