Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy Birthday, Laura! A Pretty Bearded Iris Card.

Today is a VERY special birthday!  Laura Weed, our fearless leader, is celebrating another year on this planet.  In celebration, her team is having a Birthday Blog Hop!

Here is how I created this birthday card:

DWLL516 Bearded Iris Stencil
Glossy White Embossing Paste
Paste Spreader
Dreamweaver Palette Knife
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Core'dinations Card Stock
Small Glue Dots
Amplify in Electric Yellow
Spectrum Markers in LV2, LV3, CG1, CG2 and DG3
Scotch by 3M 1/2" Adhesive
May Arts Ribbon
Removable Tape
Embossing Heat Gun
Paper Trimmer


  1. Cut the base card stock 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and fold on the side.
  2. Tape the Bearded Iris Stencil over green card stock with removable tape.  Use a tape strip all the way across the top of the stencil that will act as a hinge later.  Then tape both of the sides and bottom.
  3. Use the palette knife to remove the Glossy White Embossing Paste from the container and place on the paste spreader.  Place a strip of paste on the spreader that is as wide as the Iris image.
  4. Set the paste spreader on the stop of the stencil and pull it towards you, maintaining contact with the stencil, and filling in all the wells.
  5. Carefully remove the tape from the bottom and sides of the stencil.
  6. Using the top tape as a hinge, lift the bottom of the stencil carefully up and then away from the project.  Let dry completely.
  7. Color the Iris image with the Spectrum Markers.
  8. Squeeze the Amplify onto the iris to create the "beards" and heat with the embossing gun until it puffs up.
  9. Assemble the card, using a Glue Dot to adhere the knot in the May Arts ribbon.
Here are the rest of the folks wishing Laura a Happy Birthday today:


  1. Fabulous, love the iris as I am sure Laura will.

  2. Very pretty card! Love the use of the Amplify! on the Iris petals.

  3. Thanks, Laura, for the super beautiful remembrance of my birthday! I really appreciate your kind words and the gorgeous card. Thanks for being part of our team and one of my friends!! - Laura

  4. Such a lovely card, and so unique. I love it. ♥♥♥