Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I had to share the cards I created for my mom, grandma and sister-in-law for their Mother's Day. I was so excited a couple of weeks ago to receive a set from Flourishes, called Siberian Iris. It's so amazingly detailed!

I knew I'd use it to make these cards!

Mom's Card: I kept this a full panel on the front of the card with distressed edges and random stitching for a main focal point to the card.

Grandma's card: I used my Nestabilities to cut out the iris. I love the effect of the Vintage Violet scallops around the iris... reminds me of a flower in and of itself.

Sandy's card: A clear card is trendy and fresh... perfect for Sandy who is the best ever! If I could have picked a sister for myself, I would have picked her!
I used Adirondack inks to watercolor the iris. The colors remain very vibrant, which is exactly how wonderful iris are in real life - and reminds me of the irises that my grandma had growing in her backyard in their home at Aintree. I wanted to capture that on paper. I added a bit of slate around the edges to give shadow and depth.

Thanks for stopping by,
-Siberian Irises by Flourishes LLC
-Spanish Script backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Stone Gray and Jet Black Stazon
-Pitch Black, Slate, Eggplant, Butterscotch, Meadow and Lettuce Adirondack inks by Ranger

-Basic Gray, Watercolor paper, Elegant Eggplant, Vintage Violet by SU
-Clear Card Sheet

-Nestabililties by Spellbinder
-ribbon from Michael's
-sewing machine and thread
-Niji waterbrush
-dimensional tape


  1. Beautiful card! Love all of it

  2. Lisa, very pretty card! Great job coloring!!

  3. Aren't irises just lovely? You did a great job here, Lise - I especially love the simplicity of your Mom's card, just gorgeous! (OK, wonky machine stitching does it for me every time, lol!)