Saturday, September 22, 2007

Something Different

I meant to post this on Friday, but boy was my evening crazy. So, you're getting a post tonight instead...

I have been creating with my Cornish Heritage Farms images all week and had to share this one with you. It's a slight diversion from what I have been posting, because this is clearly a "girly" card. I went for the Rice Paper backgrounder again - and it was a perfect pairing with the simple image. I love the texture this backgrounder gives to a card.

See... it's a girly card, isn't it? Purple isn't my usual go-to color either, but it's hard not to pair the irises with anything other than a blue-purple color, in my opinion. I'm sure there are other colors of irises... this is just the color my grandmother's irises were.

I've included a close-up of the central image. I colored with copic markers and highlighted with a white gel pen. I love how vibrant they colored. I'm completely in love with my small stash of copics. Now to expand... just don't mention it to my husband.

I may rip this card apart and try again though. The ribbon seems out of place to me. Anyone have an opinion? If I recreate this one, I'll repost it.

Thanks for stopping by,




Stamps - all by CHF: Irises, Rice Paper backgrounder, Birthday Wishes

Paper (finished card size is 4"x7"): lavendar, medium purple, grey, white cardstock

Ink: Pitchblack Adirondack, medium purple for large panel

Embellishments: silver brads, grey velvet ribbon, paper snips (to distress edges), dimensional tape.


  1. I think it's a beautiful card but I too would remove the ribbon. I would have a simple elegance without the ribbon. Other than that I really do love it.

  2. I really enjoyed looking through you blog. your cards are just beautiful. Humm, I like the ribbon. Laurie

  3. Lovely card Lisa - the colouring is indeed fabulously rich-looking. I love the touchy-feeliness of the velvet ribbon but I think the composition might look slightly more balanced without it -- tough call without pulling it off to see though!

  4. Beautiful card!
    Love how you colored the iris, very pretty.
    The ribbon is perhaps just a touch dark for the card, try a lighter one. You could also have the ribbon run vertically along the stamped background part at the center where it hits the non stamped part.

  5. I love this card it is GORGEOUS, maybe if you tried a different ribbon like a sheer one.

  6. this card is so elegant, love your coloring, I like it just the way it is. Sometimes we are our own worse critic.