Friday, August 5, 2011

Another Design Team Friday at JustWordz...

I can't believe it's August already and Friday to boot!  And this means it's time for another Design Team Friday at JustWordz Stamps.  In case you're just now finding out about this, every Friday between now and August 21st, the JustWordz Design team is creating projects that showcase the versatility of Kim's awesome mix 'n' match stamps set, Everyday Sentiments.  In conjunction with this, Kim is going to choose one visitor from all the comments collected on her blog and the design team's Friday posts to receive a complimentary set of her stamps!  How awesome is that?!  Visit the JustWordz blog to find out how to get multiple chances to win.

Now, for my project!  The theme Kim gave us to work with this week is birthdays, my favorite theme next to Christmas.  I created a card with another of the lovely digi stamps created by one of my teamies at The Outlawz, Sandi Huggett.  There's a little story behind my decision to use this image so bear with me just a moment longer and I'll show you the card.  I live in the house I grew up in and when my parents were alive, they had a gorgeous garden full of bearded irises in every color of the rainbow.  My dad loved tending to his garden and my mom and youngest brother selected the best blossoms every year and entered them into the Fort Worth Iris Society's annual show.  They got so into it that they actually cross-pollinated them to create hybrid strains.  If you get a chance to peruse my blog, I have lots of pictures of the gardens that I took a couple of years ago when they were especially beautiful.  The past two years haven't produced as many blossoms for some reason.  If you love irises like I do, you should really enjoy those pictures.

Okay, here's the card.  I colored the image with Copics, using the colors from one of the variations that grow in my backyard garden.  This particular one has golden yellow standards (the part of the blossom that stands up), reddish violet falls (the parts that drape downward) and golden beards.  They are just stunning when they bloom in numbers.

Here's a picture of the real thing.  I think this one is called Country Charm but I'm not 100% sure as there are several varieties that look very similar.  I made the falls on mine a little more on the violet side and less red but I think it's a fair likeness.

The deets:

Greeting on tag - JustWordz Everyday Sentiments stamps
Image - freebie digi stamp by Sandi Huggett (paper pieced and popped up)
Card base - Core'dinations cardstock in a sort of deep eggplant color
Mats - Core'dinations cardstock in a dusty plum color
DP - K & Company Jubilee
Die cut border -
Ribbon - white rayon seam binding dyed with Forever Violet Perfect Pearls
Image die cut - Nestabilities Labels 11 (largest one)
pearls and crystal - Recollections
Sentiment tag - heidi grace
Butterfly - K & Company
Inside white mats - Recollections
Double Arches Punch Around the Page by Martha Stewart
purple flowers - Flora Doodles
leaves - Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch (colored with Copics)
Gold ink accents - Jellyroll gel pen
I have not included a sentiment on the inside yet but I'll add one when I decide who will receive the card.

Well, that's it.  I hope you think the pictures were worth the wait.  This was so much fun to make and I was so pleased with the results that I know that I'll be making many more cards with this image in different colors. Tomorrow brings a new challenge at The Outlawz Paper a la Mode and I have not even started my project for that one yet.  Yikes!  I had better get started, huh?  Don't forget to visit the other JustWordz Design Team members to see what pretties they have created.  You can find links to each of their personal blogs in my left sidebar if you need them or you can access them through the JustWordz blog.  I still haven't gotten to post my mini album but I will... eventually!  I made the card to go with it today and I still need to take pictures of the 2 items together so maybe I'll have time to do that tomorrow.  No promises, but I'll try.  Have a great weekend and until next time...

Happy crafting!


  1. Awesome card Anniebee....your colouring is gorgeous!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Beautiful cards as always! Thanks for sharing.


  3. Wow this is awesome Anniebee, love the distressing and fabulous colouring and what a great idea for how you used the sentiment. Just love it xx

  4. beautiful image, love our card.

  5. I LOVE irises! I have 2 small beds & up until this year they've always been so pretty and bloomed like crazy. This year they barely even "existed" I don't know what happened. I don't think it was borers, but something sure took 'em out. Your card is beautiful.

  6. beautiful card amazing colors and details


  7. Oh Anne, this is exquisite....beautifully done. Irises are a big thing in our family as well. My Grandma had the biggest purplest ones around, we all got to add them to our gardens. Thanks so much, have a great day.

  8. gorgeous!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  9. beautiful card. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  10. This is so lovely. Adorable stamp and colors, and I love the ribbon with bow, so cute. :)

  11. This is beautiful. I love Iris's too. You did a fabulous job coloring the pretty flower. :)

  12. Gorgeous card with gorgeous coloring! I love the card matching the picture of your parents flowers. Very pretty and I am sure the garden was absolutely beautiful! Hugz, Colleen

  13. I absolutely love iris flowers as they remind me of my grandfather. What a beautiful card.

    Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

  14. OMG this is absolutely stunning. Your coloring is perfect. I love all the punches of color! Distressing is beauts & shading is AWESOME!! Great job with the sentiment!

  15. So pretty! Love the colors and all the details!


  16. beautiful card amazing colors and i really like its wonderful designs...

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  17. WOW Annie...this is just as stunning as the real thing! And I loved reading the story behind your card :) I love irises too, the colours are amazing. Sorry I haven't been around lately...not well and no mojo :( Hopefully I'll be back into it soon.
    Hugs xx

  18. very lovely!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  19. What a tender story, and I am very impressed with how well you captured the colors of the real Iris. I suck at coloring, and am so envious of your talent. Both your card, and the story of your dad, are beautiful.


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