Friday, March 15, 2019

Vellum Embossed Iris.....

Hello everyone: So we've arrived at the halfway point on our "Anything Goes" Challenge so here's a little reminder to inspire you to come and play along.

These pretty flowers are from the Altenew set called Enchanted Iris and it's beautiful.  I love these flowers, in real life, their petals are almost transparent so that's why I decided to stamp them on Vellum. But Vellum can be difficult at times, especially if you wet it, (don't ask me how I know, tee hee!!)
After a few futile attempts, I decided to heat emboss it hoping that the raised edges would help a bit with the warping.  
To my delight, they did, still had a little bit of twisting, especially on the petals and the leaves but, after the watercolor was dried, I used my bone folder to gently straighten them up.
I used my Sakura Koi watercolors, a bit of water and a very thin brush, I die cut the frame with THIS Spellbinders die set.
I added a few sparkly enamel dots from Gina Marie Designs.

This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips, the frame is from an old Flourishes set called "Country Charm Labels" (2011), the butterfly is from THIS Stampendous clear stamp set.

I hope you find some time to come and play along with us over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, this challenge will close on the 25th. of March.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Favorite Dies or Stencils and Why.
Love these dies for the Iris, it cuts perfectly on the edge of the image.
As You Like It Challenge

Challenge #57 FLOWERS

I used Sakura Koi watercolors.

March Challenge: "Think Spring or add some Green"

One for the Ladies/Girls
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.


  1. Wow! I can't remember if I've ever watercolored on vellum, I've used markers but how incredible how these beautiful flowers look like they're on stained glass! A beautiful bunch here!

  2. Beautiful !! Just amazing how these turned out with your artistic efforts . You should frame this one !!

  3. Such gorgeous texture on these irises. Such a beauty, Maria! Your eye is amazing!

  4. This card is absolutely stunning, Maria! Love the heat embossing on vellum to really bring out the beauty of the petals. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  5. Oh Maria this is just gorgeous! Beautiful coloring on the iris! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘One for the Ladies/Girls’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  6. Oh, my goodness, Maria, this is gorgeous! What more can I say? Love the framing and gold embossing with your beautifully colored flowers. Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks, too. Vellum can be difficult, but your results were well worth the effort!

  7. Dear Maria
    this is the very adorable flowers card I have seen today
    I just do commenting as DT member from ATSM
    and yours is so so adorable
    I love how you coloring and how you solve the problem
    the frame is adorable in this color
    and love all in this card
    Many thanks for joining ATSM this time
    Monika (DT)

  8. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  9. Gorgeous card Maria and I love this look on the vellum. So pretty and the colors are gorgeous. Well done!

  10. Gorgeous flowers and beautiful colours. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

  11. What a great idea to stamp the flowers on vellum! Love the gold embossing and wonderful coloring! Such a beautiful and elegant card!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!

  12. Holy moly, Maria, those iris are gorgeous. The translucency makes the beautiful colors shine. I think the iris will be my next Altenew purchase.

  13. such a pretty card Maria, lovely stamp and the way you coloured it.
    x Karen

  14. Wow! This is simply fabulous! Your efforts really paid off and the colours you chose are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn


  15. Beautifully die cut irises, I can see why they are a favourite. Thank you for sharing with us at AYLI. Sarah DT

  16. Stunning Iris here Maria and love your amazing colouring too. Another fab card my lovely friend ;) hugs Viv xx