Saturday, April 8, 2017

Partial Inlaid Die-cut Iris

Hi friends.

You may remember that we're doing Inlaid Dies at CAS Mix Up this month.

I wanted the flower to stand out a little so I inlaid the stem and leaves and 
used dimensionals behind the slightly shaped flower.

The iris was cut from the woodgrain paper and colored with Zig CCRBM.

It was fit into a piece of smooshed Mixed Media paper, matted and added
to the piece of woodgrain paper the iris was cut from.

I colored behind the flower lightly with a Blender Pen and some Zig smeared on a palette.
It would have been easier to do that before I inlaid the die.
Live and learn....hopefully!

My mixed media are stamping, inlaid die cutting, and smooshing.

Hope to see you in the gallery at

Penny Black Saturday Challenge is SPRING OR EASTER


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Concord Crush (SU)
Paper:   Neena (110 lb.), Woodgrain (TH), Concord Crush (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other: Single Iris Die (PB), Zig CCRBM ( #25 Pink, #28 Pale Pink, #44 Deep Green, #43 Olive, #80 Violet, #81 Light Violet), Aqua Painter (SU) 


Mac Mable said...

Now that's a great idea to use the inlay and also a little creative. Such pretty colours too with a subtle and gorgeous background smooshing x

Mrs A. said...

I love this idea and love the resulting card. Hugs Mrs A.

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card - the dimensional inlay looks fabulous! xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just stunning Bonnie! I hope you are fine, haven't seen you around lately! Have a lovely Sunday! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Georgiana said...

Very pretty!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Bonnie...I LOVE how you inlaid your stems and leaf and then popped up your pretty shaped iris. A truly Stunning card made even more beautiful with your watercolored background. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Loll said...

Beautiful iris, Bonnie. I love the texture from the woodgrain paper on both the iris and background. xx

Loose Stitches said...

Such a beautiful card, I love your iris! I'm a new follower, Mary H sent me and I am happy she did! I enjoyed my visit. :)
Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Maxine D said...

Oh how gorgeous Bonnie - must remember this technique

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous card

Doris said...

Beautiful iris! They always bloom here on our anniversary (5/27), our 50th this year. Happy Palm Sunday, Bonnie. The Easter card you sent is gorgeous and on display in our dining room.

Susan said...

Beautiful smooshed background - love the pink as the backdrop for the purple of the iris. Also like the wood grain embossing on the card base.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful watercolor background, so great looks with this violet irises. Black frame emphasizes image. Exceptional card.

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous card Bonnie! I love that iris die and I love how you inlaid it but popped up the flower head. The smooshed background is beautiful as well!! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Brilliant idea of creating the interesting dimension on this lovely inlaid flower. Looks so pretty with the background too! The woodgrain paper is so effective in this die cut too! TFS

Sandy said...

Hey Sugar - your entire card is gorgeous - absolutely stunning!!!
sandy xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, this is a brilliant take on inlays! A partial is such a fabulous idea and one I hope to replicate! The watercoloring on your iris is gorgeous too! Terrific card!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Neat idea with the flower to give it some dimension.

Christine Alexander said...

love the partial inlay, it gives it so much more dimension. I also love the background colours.

Jo Manna said...

Love everything about this card, from the texture card base, pastel smooshing, to the black matting and that partially laid in gorgeous lily die cut (that I love so much :D )
Beautiful my friend! xx

Bobby said...

The background is gorgeous and I love the idea of inlaying the stem and popping up the flower.