Sunday, September 23, 2007

Irises... Take Two

Hi again! I thought I'd try to alter the card I pictured below to see if I could improve it...

Ultimately, I decided to remove the velvet ribbon. I think this simpler version works better for me... so I thought I'd share it with you.
I'm happier with this version. It's not an overly detailed card, but I think the central image can lend to a simple card.

To test this theory, I used the same CHF Irises on a simple Arturo notecard.

I stamped the image in Versamark and embossed with black detail. I watercolored the image with my crayons and highlighted with the white gel pen. I sponged light purple ink around the image, the notecard edge and around the sentiment (part of the Birthday Wishes sentiment also from CHF). I kept the purple velvet ribbon on this one... but I think it works.
Thanks for stopping by~


  1. Yay! I think you're right on both counts Lisa - the cleaner lines of the birthday card look great and the simplicity of the notecard takes the ribbon well - great stuff!

  2. Love the 2nd version. First was great but velvet ribbon was a little too heavy but it would look great with an organza!

  3. I like both cards, but I love the main image in the oval best!! Very pretty!!! :)

  4. Hiya Lisa! They are both beautiful, but the top card just screams elegance! I love the simplicity of it! very, very pretty! Hope you are doing well! AnnMarie : )