Mystery Monday and Inspiring Iris

It’s a few days after Monday (like it’s already Friday!) but I still want to share the fun card I made for Sharon Armstrong’s March 15th Mystery Monday stamping project.  Sharon gives only items used for the day’s card, with measurements for the various ingredients, on Sunday afternoon.   My challenge to self, having no clue what the mystery card will end up looking like, is to use a stamp that I either haven’t used at all (yes I do have a few) or that I have ‘under-used’.  Then on Monday I listen in to her FaceBook live chat with further how-to-assemble instructions.

This week’s stamp set, encouraging spring time to show up, is Inspiring Iris, a lovely distINKtive set.  Huh?  What’s distINKtive? It a stamp whose image is photo-realistic.  They’re available only through Stampin’ Up!   DistINKtive stamps have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step—-an easy to achieve tone on tone impression in one step.  So cool!  (and it has a patent pending)

Inspiring Iris stamp set, 149268, $21
Check out the variation in tone and image intensity in the solid images.


Here’s MY interpretation of this week’s finished ‘mystery’ card:

Inspiring Iris stamp set, 149268, $21



Card Stock:

  • Basic White Thick card stock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic  White card stock:  3-3/4″ x 5″ (for the embossed layer) and 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ for the stamped layer
    • Run this piece through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine using the Dainty Diamond 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Basic Black card stock: 3″ x 3″ and 1-1/2″ x 3″ for punching
  • Highland Heather card stock:  2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ and 1-1/2″ x 3″ for punching and stamping greeting
  • Attach stamped and layered pieces to each other and to the card front using Dimensionals.

Other Supplies:

  • Adhesive of your choice
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
    • Color 3 jewels with Dark Highland Heathers Stampin’ Blends Marker
    • Attach two jewels near the irises and the 3rd somewhere on the greeting layer.
  • Timeless Label Punch
    • Stamp greeting on Basic White card stock using Memento Black ink and punch out
    • Punch a Basic Black piece of card stock, cut in half in the “long” direction
      • Attach one half-piece to the upper back side of the greeting using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (aka ‘green glue’) so you can ‘slide’ it into the proper placement for you.
      • Repeat with the remaining half-piece, attaching it to the lower back side of the greeting.
      • (Pretty cool way to create a layer isn’t it!?)
      • Attach label to the card front with several Dimensionals as shown in photo, below the stamped and layered image.

Inspiring Iris card


Product List


Inspiring Iris card
The jewels take on a nice tint to coordinate with the card.


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I look forward to sharing with you tomorrow or the next day.  Crafting and card making are my passion.  And occasionally life gets in my way causing a bit of a delay in sharing.  🙂  For example…..after finishing today’s post I got info that hubby and I needed to get a Covid-19 test since a close family member had just received a positive test when taking someone to Urgent Care.  We got our tests.  Negative.  Then the original family member’s more extended test came back NEGATIVE as well.  But all that exercise ate up half of our day……when I could have been stamping!  It was all for good education and appreciation for continuing with our cautious life style.

Enjoy your weekend.



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