Hello and Welcome to Simple Stamping Tuesday! The Stampin’ Up!® Inspiring Iris is a great stamp set for a beginner because it includes the outline of the flower and a stamp to “watercolor” each image. This is a Two Step Stamp. The inside sentiment is one of my most favorite sentiments “You are somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.” The step by step photographic instructions that follow will make this card simple for you to make yourself!
Measurements: Blushing Bride Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches; Magenta Madness CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
Stamping the Image Outlines
Let’s start stamping! Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp my favorite sentiment in the center of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Stamp the single flower with leaves in the lower left-hand corner. Note: Be sure to use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or the Stampin’ Up! Catalog when using the clear Photopolymer stamps so you get a good image.
Continuing with the Memento Ink stamp the iris on the left-hand side of the 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inch Basic White CS. Stamp another iris at a lower level on the right-hand side.
In a like manner stamp the carnation at different levels in the space between the two irises.
Lastly stamp the sentiment “Wishing you the best” in the center above the carnations.
Stamping the “Watercolor”
Starting with the Gorgeous Grape ink stamp the irises. Switch to the Just Jade ink and stamp the leaves for the irises. Note: the “watercolor” does not fit in the lines perfectly. Tip: A trick to be sure the image is lined up as best as possible is to stand up and look straight down on the card piece to place the coloring.
Next stamp the stem and leaves for the carnations in the Just Jade ink.
Sticking with the Just Jade ink stamp the design in the right-hand corner just under the upper edge of the card piece. Follow with two more stamps underneath in a stepwise fashion.
Lastly stamp the leaves on the flower for the inside of the card with the Just Jade ink.
Using the Magenta Madness ink stamp the flower on the inside of the card.
Use the Magenta Madness ink for two of the carnations. Finish up by stamping the rest of the carnations in Blushing Bride ink.
The last touch is to stamp the center of the flower on the inside of the card with Daffodil Delight ink.
Assembling the Card
Start assembling the card by adhering the stamped inside card piece to the inside of the Blushing Bride CS card base.
Next adhere the card front to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Magenta Madness CS. Finish the card by adhering the Magenta Madness CS to the front of the Blushing Bride CS card base.
Viola! You have a beautiful floral #simplestamping card!
Thanks so much for viewing my blog today. This set is on the retired list so if you decide you would like to buy it, do it soon before supplies run out! You may purchase the set from my Online store HERE or by selecting any photo in the supply list below.
Have a most wonderful and crafty day!