Saturday, May 21, 2011


This gorgeous iris is from Flourishes, and was a gift from a sweet stamping friend... I watercolored it up with reinkers, and trimmed around the edge of it that didn't fit in my rectangle. I covered the image with a Sakura Glaze pen, let it dry, then stamped over the entire panel with a inked/misted background stamp (Impression Obsession) and blended the edges with a brush. (The glaze pen acts as a resist to the ink stamped over top... I'm planning a tutorial for this technique.... so keep an eye out for it soon!) I used the same background stamp plus a canvas stamp on the base panel, and sponged the edges. The card base and panel layer are glossy black cardstock... not sure where I got it from, but it wasn't getting used, so there it is. :) I cut around some of the petal edges, embossed from behind, then popped them up with foam tape for more dimension. The quote is from Impression Obsession, too.

This week went waaaaaay too quickly! We are nearly done with school... we got ahead in some subjects and behind in others, so some things are done while others are dragging their feet. I'm determined not to get "excited" about being done... but I will have a happy smile when it's over, I promise! Hope to have some good chunks of time for stamp designing during our short break. New school books are on the way already, and we want to get a jump start on our school year so we are a little ahead before our furlough time.

I've started sorting and destashing just a little... added some more stamps and cards to my etsy store. I have some more supplies, but I think I will wait to post them until later in the year, maybe just list them directly here, then bring them with us to mail Stateside. Watercolor pencils and a few markers are on the list...

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh yes, please do a tutorial on this technique. This card is stunning.

  2. This is just one stunning card. Love the colors and that sentiment.

  3. This is absolutely wonderful. I love the way you used this set. I knew you would do amazing things with it. Great job Dina.