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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Lady's slipper orchid (posted by Claire)

Good morning folks, my card today features this gorgeous individual stamp, called Lady's Slipper Orchid. I've actually coloured it to represent a an Iris for my card, I adore the rich colours of irises, they are so beautiful.

I've used a distress ink background created using Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Seedless preserves inks. The image has been layerd up three times. the first layer was stamped and embossed with Gold EP. Next came the script background, stamped in brown on cream card. 

Lastly I stamped the flower on white card,coloured with Graph'It markers and cut out before layering the image up on 3d foam pads. I've added lace, pearls, ribbon and a button topped with a twine bow to finish off.

Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. Stunning! I love an iris - that was my mother's name :)

  2. A beautiful card. Love this

  3. Great baroque-feel on this card! Love the warm colours and the background!

  4. Beautiful work. Love your background and your colouring, so pretty.

  5. Absoloutely gorgeous, the image and colours are wonderful, super design too, Kate x

  6. Your colouring of the orchid to simulate an iris has worked beautifully & I particularly like the way your ribbon picks up the blueness of the flower. The layering has added lovely dimension (in addition to your dimensional colouring) & the golden frame for the focal image I can imagine is pretty striking in real life.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. A beautiful piece of art

  8. Wow, this really pops and jumps right out at me. Beautiful!!


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