Apr 14 2008

Tiny Topiary

This is a card I did today using the tiny topiary in the Siberian Iris set by Flourishes. I love this smaller topiary image just as much as I love the large Siberian Iris image in this set. The sentiment is also from the same set. This was done for the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS today as well, casing a card from the gallery of Kharmagirl — WOW — what a gallery to choose from – fun!!! This is her card that I cased, and here’s my version, which was simplified:


I followed the same basic layout and I used a dry embossing folder, but that’s about it. I omitted the piercing and stitches and added ribbon. Where she had the sentiment placed, I placed the main image. My topiary is colored with Copics and the ovals are cut and embossed using my new Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders. The sentiment is also on a die cutlabel from a new set of Shapeabilites by Spellbinders, both of which I got from Flourishes, along with the Siberian Iris stamp set, the Two Scoops padof DP by Basic Greyand the black sheer ribbon. The Swiss Dots folder was used in the Cuttlebug to emboss the background. And I’m feeling really addicted lately to these darling black butterflies — I just couldn’t resist using them again!!! LOL!!! This card is 5.5 x 4.25″.

  • Stamps: Siberian Iris by Flourishes
  • Paper: Really Rust, Apricot, Wild Wasabi, Black, White, Two Scoops 6 x 6 pad by Basic Grey from Flourishes
  • Ink: Versa Fina Onyx Black
  • Accessories: Sheer Ribbon, Brad, Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Folder, Spellbinders Petitie Oval Nestabilities, Spellbinders Label Trio Shapabalities, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots.

That’s it for tonight!!! Thanks so much for stopping in!!! See you soon!!! Oh, I have several new sets of the Shapeabilities and the Nestabilities that I’ll be playing with this week — so if you are interested — stop in again!!!

28 responses so far

28 Responses to “Tiny Topiary”

  1. Tammy says:

    Hey Sharon, is that sentiment from Siberian Iris, too? I think I’d buy the set just for that! I love any stamps with that font! Beautiful card, as always! You rock!

  2. Lisa T. says:

    I love the butterflies – gorgeous card. TFS.

  3. Latisha says:

    That topiary is gorgeous the way you colored it! I was just going to ask where you got that butterfly punch, but I reread the post and saw that its martha stewart. So do you use a dimmensional and then crease the butterfly to make it look like that?

  4. Silke K. says:

    wow…, It`s great!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the butterflies and the topiary is beautiful!

  6. This is just stunning! I love this! Thanks for sharing…I still need to get that butterfly punch. Love that! Take care and have a great day! 🙂

  7. Kathie says:

    Pretty card, I love those black butterflys also!! TFS

  8. ~amy~ says:

    WOWZA! Stunning card…the colors are magnificent..love the pops of black!

  9. I love that topiary, too, Sharon — wonderful card!

  10. Dawn E. says:

    Gorgeous card! I love those little black butterflies…so pretty!

  11. Joan Fricker says:

    Oh Sharon this is so beautiful. Those butterflies add so much to the card.
    Your topiary is adorable…you are doing great with your copic markers.

    What size is this card? I love the larger cards but not quite sure of your sizes?

    I received my 1st small set of copic markers and you are right, they are wonderful! I also ordered the CD to hopefully learn how to use them correctly. Of course, now I need lots more of them and will be adding to them as I can. Thanks for your inspiration!!!


  12. Wow! This one really caught my eye…the color combo, the oval, the cute butterflies! I’m off to Michael’s to buy that punch! Beautiful!

  13. flossie says:

    This is so pretty, love how you used the butterflies.

  14. suzann says:

    I love your card. The colors you used are unusual and very striking. It’s just perfect.

  15. JoAnn says:

    Cute topiary, Sharon. Love the dotted background and the butterfly silhouettes.

  16. Janine says:

    Oh I love this!! That cuttlebugged background is so nice isnt it…
    Have a great day!

  17. Jamie says:

    Pretty card, love the color comb 🙂

  18. Ila says:

    I love this card!! the colors, butterflies, dp..everything!!

  19. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Wowzers, is this gorgeous or what!

  20. jeannen2 says:

    Stunning card! I have that Cuttlebug EF but I’ve always only used it for white paper, never thought about combining it with the colors for some reason (I guess I’m a purist — you know, the dotted swiss material we grew up with!). How beautiful! Jeanne

  21. Sharon, What a beautiful card. Love that topiary. I just got
    my siberian iris set as well. Can’t wait to use it. Barb

  22. I love this! The soft, easy colors are very appealing to me. This little topiary stamp is so cute. Love the way the butterflies flit across the card front. Beautiful, Sharon!

  23. Kay says:

    What a beauty, Sharon! I love it!

  24. Rose Ann says:

    I love that little topiary, and your beautiful coloring of it!! Your card is so pretty!! Love the colors and all the texture!!

  25. Nikki says:

    Your cards are just simply stunning and this one is a real beauty. Nikki x

  26. Charlene says:

    Wow, Sharon, that black really pops it!! Gorgeous!!

  27. Dee says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous!
    Beautiful papers and ribbon.
    I love the texture, layers and Butterflies.
    Wonderful topiary!!

  28. Sandy Heringer says:


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