A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Friday, 15 June 2018

A Favourite Flower

This month's Flower Challenge is to use a previous challenge.

My card works with two of the previous challenges:

Irises are one of my favourite flowers and I have lots of them in my garden, including a whole bed of them in my lane.  Here are the ones in the lane at their prime:

And here's my card:

I die cut the iris out of watercolour paper and painted it with my Gansai paints, then went back in with coloured pencils to add a bit more detail. I cut two more of the iris and glued them together for more substance to the iris.

I glued it to an embossed panel and added a heat embossed sentiment on a scrap of purple cs.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps - Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - ColorBox white
Paper - white and purple cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Memory Box iris die, Gansai watercolour paints, coloured pencils, white embossing powder, Craft Concepts embossing folder


  1. Thank you so much in advance for leaving me a comment!

  2. TFS the photo of your beautiful iris, Susan. We only have wild iris that we have transplanted from our property into our rock garden and on our trails. Every year we have more and I am sure you do too. Your flowers were such an inspiration for your gorgeous CAS iris card design. TFS your photo and card my friend. Hugs

  3. Your irises are gorgeous, Susan, both the paper and the real! I love irises. They are one of my favorites too! You have captured the colors beautifully!

  4. You've captured your iris so beautifully right down to matching the color perfectly. Having seen a bit of your garden from your retreat photos, loved being able to see something that beautiful. Your embossed background looks fantastic with your iris too.

  5. Gorgeous card, and your garden is lovely! Cathy x

  6. The irises in your back lane are gorgeous Susan. Love the mix of colours. Was happy to see them blooming in real life when you had us over to afternoon tea. That was a lovely day! Your iris on your card is perfect. Adding the details with the pencil really adds so much. Love it on the dry embossed background. xx

  7. Yes I like Iris's too, they are so pretty and elegant and that sums up your beautiful card. Great colours of your 'actual' iris's too Susan x

  8. Susan I just see your garden when I see this Iris. So beautiful :)

  9. Beautiful irises, both in your garden and on your card. xx

  10. this is so beautiful Susan and the way you added colour to the flower is perfect...love the texture and back drop the eb adds to your flower.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.
    :) Karen


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