Inspiring Iris - Hopping Around The World Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Hopping Around The World Blog Hop.  If you have hopped over from Melanie in Germany or are starting here with me, we have some lovely ideas to share with you this month.

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This month we are focusing on sympathy cards which, unfortunately, we all sadly need to make at some point.

I decided to use a stamp set called Inspiring Iris.  Its easy to create watercolour effect projects with these two step stamps; simply stamp the outline images and then stamp again to add the colour. The sentiments are in a lovely handwritten font too which is very pretty and, very unlike my own handwriting!

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Here is my project:

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You will need:

21 cm x 14.5 cm ww thick - scored at 10.5 cm 

10 cm x 14 cm Granny Apple Green - trimmed to 9.5 cm x 13.5 cm after embossing

13.5 cm x 10 cm ww thick

The colours I used:

The stamping and colouring:

Stamp the image towards the bottom of the thick ww panel using Memento ink and colour with Stampin' Blends.  I had a 'quick' look on Pinterest to get an idea of the colours to use but it seems that you can find these very elegant flowers in all sorts of colours!

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The images I found on Pinterest all showed yellow centres so I dabbed a Daffodil Delight (dark) Blend around in the centre of each flower.

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The cutting:
I used my Stampin' Trimmer to cut the stamped panel, cutting from the top down to the start of the stamped image. I  then finished off with a spot of fussy cutting.  It was a little fiddly but worth it I think.

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To assemble:

Emboss the piece of Granny Apple Green card with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder.  Trim the panel to measure 9.5 cm x 13.5 cm and adhere to the card base using Tombow.  Stamp the sentiment using Night of Navy ink and attach the panel with dimensionals.

The inside/envelope:

I stamped the Iris with Memento ink and then added colour using the other images in the stamp set on the inside of the card and the envelope.

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The completed project:

Craftyduckydoodah, Inspiring Iris, Stampin' Up, Hopping Around The World,

I was in the mood to colour when I created this project but you could just as easily use the two step stamping technique on the front too. 

With a change of sentiment this project would also make a pretty birthday card or a notelet.

I will be having a look at some of the other stamps in my collection to see if they would be suitable for similar projects.

Next up is Maureen Rauchfuss from the USA.  Thanks for hopping along with us - don't forget to leave comments as you hop around - we like that!  

Susan xx

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Comments

  1. Such a pretty, serene card Susan, I must get this set out again x

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  2. Lovely design and I especially love the partial cutting on your stamped image. Thanks for sharing x

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  3. Nice technique and lovely card!

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    1. Thanks Sheila, not used this technique for ages. Note to self use it more often! xx

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  4. It's so lovely! I never tried this technique.

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    1. Thanks Claudia, it is surprising just how many stamp sets you can try this technique with.

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  5. This is so pretty - I have not done the out of the box technique in a while - will need to try again.

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    1. Thank you Maureen - now I finally know what the technique is called!

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  6. Congratulations on the fussy cutting, beautiful card

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