Beautiful Dahlia

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  I’ve been spending a lot of time with my family and have made little time to craft.  I made lots of purchases with the sales from Thanksgiving and they’ve all been organized and stored away – if I put them away, I won’t feel overwhelming guilty about not using them!  I’ve been reading more and even took one of Sandy Allnock’s online coloring courses.  Anyway, I finally made time to stamp!

Dahlia 1

This Dahlia turnabout makes cards so easy and beautiful!  After stamping them in 4 different colors, I wasn’t happy with my color choices.  It was a lot of contrast and wasn’t what I had in mind.  I wanted to add shimmer to some of the petals to bring out its color and thought I would add wink of stella to the pale yellow petals.  I chose silver – but didn’t realize how dark the silver was.  I gasped with the first stroke…instead of coloring the entire petal, I decided to make them flicked petal strokes instead.  I did all the yellow petals and liked how it looked, so I did it to all of the petals.  In the end, I really liked how it turned out!

Dahlia 2

I wanted to add a bold sentiment but I also wanted it to have some dimension.  I offset the black die-cut sentiment over the same sentiment cut in silver glitter cardstock to give it a drop-shadow effect.  There was a lot of glue residue – so I covered it all up and added some shine over the letters with glossy accents.

Dahlia

I hope you enjoyed this cards!  Until next time…

XOXO,

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*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

C&9 Dahlia Turnabout
C&9 Dahlia Turnabout
EH | SSS | C&9
C&9 Beautiful You Dies
C&9 Beautiful You Dies
EH | SSS | C&9
LF Ice Cream Parlor Cube Pack
LF Ice Cream Parlor Cube Pack
EH | SSS | LF
LF Gazebo Mini Ink Cube Pack
LF Gazebo Mini Ink Cube Pack
EH | SSS | LF
LF Tea Party Mini Ink Cube Pack
LF Tea Party Mini Ink Cube Pack
EH | SSS | LF
Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
MFT Silver Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Silver Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Silver Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Silver Sparkle Card Stock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS
White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS
Absorber
Absorber
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
EH | SSS | MSP
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS
Wink of Stella Silver
Wink of Stella Silver
EH | SSS | AMZN

5 thoughts on “Beautiful Dahlia

  1. Hi, Caly! I love how your dahlia card came out, and it’s funny how sometimes what we think are “oops!” are really great in the end. I love the strokes of silver, and it’s a beautiful card!! Warm hugs, sweet friend! So glad you spent time with the family and also got some good sales (me too — hehe!). xoxo

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