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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Waffle Flower Irises

Hey crafty friends - I'm here with an anniversary card for my cousin & her hubby. Spotted Darnell's post linking to the current Waffle Flower Challenge where she's a Guest Designer/Co-host. I just had to play along!!

Supplies: Paper - Neenah White;
Momenta Watercolor Print
Stamps - Waffle Flower Iris You 
Other - Copic Markers, upcycled ribbon,
foam tape; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Not sure how unexpected my project is but I put a flower bouquet atop a leafy frame - wouldn't normally use the bouquet this way without the challenge! Too much? Would love your opinion! Also, I flipped the die, using the banner at the top, rather than the bottom as Waffle Flower shows it.

We were also to go to our crafty stash and find something unused for a while. Full disclosure - I have used ribbon this year - about 4 times. But not this solid grossgrain ribbon that you'd find on a little girl's dress - it's so pretty and I have various bits that people give me from package wrappings & such to upcycle. Used some way back in January just to close a trifold card. So hopefully that's rarely enough!

I had fun with the Iris You stamps and dies & the Vine Frame Die by Waffle Flower. It took a while to inlay the bits in the vine but I kept reminding myself that it's relaxing - ha, ha. My Waffle Flower stash is limited but building! I just got both of these fabulous sets yesterday at my LSS, Anchor Paper Express. Because they're new, I'll also enter my card to Darnell's current NBUS Challenge 29. And since this is for an occasion, I'll enter the All About Occasions Challenge at Watercooler Wednesday.

** Update - was finishing off the inside and thought I'd share. I took the vine frame I'd cut for the inlay pieces, trimmed off the banner portion and used the remainder to trail around my sentiment! I can see many uses for this vine diecut in this version.

Stamp - Taylored Expressions

Thanks for stopping and thanks to Darnell for introducing me to the Waffle Flower Challenge!!


Dawn T said...

It's a lovely card Linda. I like the bouquet against the vines.

Betty said...

those iris are so pretty and love how you finished the inside of the card - very clever and creative!!

Cindy C. said...

Oh so pretty, and sweet design!!

Jean said...

That's a stunner - really like that you've decorated the inside as well.

Greta said...

Unique & lovely anniversary card, Linda!

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! Your coloring is fabulous!

Darnell said...

Your iris bouquet is gorgeous, Linda! I do love all the elements (including the sweet ribbon), and the dimension you got by putting the flowers over the leaves to let the iris really be the star of the show. And the inside is genius and so pretty! Thank you for playing in Jeanne's week of the Waffle Flower Challenge! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell said...

p.s. Thanks for sharing with everyone at NBUS, too!

Kinjal Trivedi said...

Genius idea. Love how you matched the inside too. Hugs, Kinjal