Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Iris Flower Square

Hi bloggers!  I'm showing the Iris Flower Square today done as a stained glass.  I started by cutting the Iris Flower Square in white and gluing it to a piece of acetate.  Working from the reverse side, I filled in areas with glue then sprinkled Polished Silk Glitter on them and tapped it off.  The darkest colours need to be done first working up to the lightest, which in this case was the background on which I used Sparkle Star.  I set it aside to dry overnight, then added a white backing for it and a thin black mat.  Next I created a background for it using the Squared Squares.  I cut three sizes together then added a thin Iris mat behind the largest one and matted the entire piece with coconut white card and seated the Iris Square in the middle.  I completed the card with white, Iris and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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65 comments:

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Oh I love what you have done with this one Sue. The backing colours on the flower are gorgeous and really brings it to life. And loving the squared square backgrounds. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx Hazel

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really beautiful, love the colours of the glitter on the Iris, and the squared background is perfect for it. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking and pretty design. X

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colours of the iris.

Steph Cotterill said...

What a beautiful way to start the day, I'm honestly struggling to put what I'm thinking into words Sue, the Iris looks bold and regal with the choice of colour, and the delicate Iris and white background shows the beauty of your Iris flower even more, an absolute beauty - wow !
As you've started my day with a smile, I hope your day is full of them xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Everything about this card is lovely. Definitely my type of card.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, This is a beautiful card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card I just love it.
Jan x

Rachel Taylor said...

So elegant I love the grid pattern x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
This card is gorgeous and the squared squares compliments it beautifully.
Marion S x

Clai01 said...

Got to be a favourite card of mine! x

Netty The Runner said...

Just gorgeous Sue. Looks very classy.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the squared effect and the Iris is beautiful.

Barbara V

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I absolutely love the flower square dies. They are so unbelievably versatile and the finished results are always stunning. Gorgeous card.
Happy Wednesday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful flower card Sue, thank you. Have a good day.xxx

BenteS said...

So lovely!
Beautiful colours for the flower :))

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card & I love the way you’ve framed it.

Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the flower square dies and have treated myself to this one, and have had such fun paper piecing pixied paper (a tongue twister!). I must try this version next.
B xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another gorgeous post - do so love these floral dies and the Iris is a beautiful colour.

Marie P.from Longridge said...

et another beauty Sue. I love everything about it.
Hugs.
Marie P.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a beauty this sample is, the close up of the colours is amazing, wish I could get that effect. Love both of these dies, super duper. xxx

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Yet another way of using the flower squares, it just goes to show how versatile they are and whatever you do with them they are always the star of the show.

Lisbeth

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Fabulous card the colours on the iris are amazing I love these flower dies I have the daffodil & the rose but will probably buy more

Anne said...

This is beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is just a beautiful and stunning card. Love it.
YvonneMayxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the coloured glitter of the Iris. Love Jean xxx

karenlotty said...

Wow Very striking

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, the beautiful iris so matches its Greek name Rainbow in this beautiful card you've designed. Love the magical way the colours show. Another success for you with this die xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, wow those colours are beautiful. Hugs WINTERWARM xxx

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue I love it the iris is a beautiful flower my daughters favourite thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Gorgeous! Love the colours and glitter, love the squared square background as well. As soon as my petunia arrives I will try something like this, so excited !!
I think the petunia will not be alone for very long seeing your samples of flower square cards lol !!
Hugs
Muriel x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
Beautiful card this morning , I love the effect you have created with the Iris square flower . The colours popping through the Iris gives a stunning effect. you can tell straight away this is Sue wilson Card.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Tressa said...

The close up shots show up the beauty of the iris colours. Beautiful sample.

Teresa

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love ly colours.
Lydia
X

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely card!
Doreen R

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love it

Susan Battensby said...

Gorgeous card Sue
x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card, love Jean Z xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love that Iris and the colours are just gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today I just love these style of cards.Yvonne xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is an absolute stunner. The Iris is fabulous and has a fitting surround to not distract. Lovely...
Hugs, Rose

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this gorgeous card and the way you have created the multiple colours within the iris. I have been so busy paper piecing my square flowers with pixied paper that I haven't got around to one of my favourite stained glass effects so thank you for the reminder and I will be having a go at the week-end.

Frances

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Exceptional Card, I Love The Very Beautiful Colour
Combination Also Using The Tremendous Iris Die With
The Magnificent Silk Glitters.............
Thank You For Your Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate
Everything You Do
Thank You For Sharing Today’s Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous colours on the iris. I love your stain glass look.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the iris looks stunning with those bold colours x I love it x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Love the glitter work! Xxx

ursula said...

Very pretty Sue...luv Ursula xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Loving how you brought the iris to life with your placement of different colors of Polished Silk Glitter. Until I got to your photos below the first photo, I did not notice all those lovely colors. It is tough photographing cards with acetate on them. Your iris card brought a glimpst into what may be growing in my flower garden under this snow laying around here. Winter is certainly getting longer!

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
I really like the flower die's,you have done justice to the Iris it looks gorgeous.
Best wishes
Karen M

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card Sue, very interesting way of making this one!

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card and lovely dies. Love the colours. Thank you Helen Terry xxx

Hellma said...

love this card, in my fave colour

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the colours of the Iris.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I adore how you have created this gorgeous iris flower, the colours are beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

sued99 said...

What a beautiful card. X

CCM said...

Love everything about it.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing glittered background for the inside of this lovely flower! Fabulous card!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! Today's card is gorgeous !!! I love your Iris flower square die set. I really love all your flower square dies. I love the squared squares dies to. I think they are perfect for just adding that little something extra to frame a beautiful card. I am thinking of the paper piecing possibilities to. You have used another of my favourite techniques Sue, polished silk glitter onto acetate. I love how you have given the Iris flower two colours on the petals to. The colours are fab. I really love this beautiful card. Thank you Sue. Lots of love from Tres X X X

Maria Illsley said...

A Card Sue the squared die really frames the stained glass iris beautifully xx

Suemac said...

Absolutely stunning.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

stitchingranny said...

Love the effect you have achieved with the different colours of glitter.

Hugs Helen xx

Diane King said...

Loving this die x