Well, I didn’t get a chance to post last night as I was really busy, but I do have a card today! I actually couldn’t really decide what I wanted to post next! In the end I decided on a card featuring what has quickly become my favourite flower set – Delightful Dahlia!
I expected to love this set but I didn’t expect to love it *this* much! I have had a real hard time putting it down! I think the fact that it has co-ordinating dies has really opened up a lot more possibilities for me and made it a lot quicker to create wonderful looks with it!
I do have a few cards created with this set to post, but for now this is what I have for you:
I just love how this card turned out, for a few different reasons! One: the colour combo. Loving that pop of Hawaiian Shores and two: more distressed stripes in a pattern that really took a while to do!
It started with the striped panel actually. When Dawn was showing her last lot of Colour Couture downloads I loved her ticking patterned paper. While I was debating whether to delve into digital patterns (I did in the end) I decided to stamp my own equivalent and see how it turned out! Not exactly the same but pretty close! I used my VintageTouch Tea Dye Duo and Dark Chocolate ink to stamp the pattern on Rustic White cardstock. I then trimmed the panel to size and rounded the top corners.
I then die cut the dahlia bloom from Dark Chocolate cardstock and stamped the bloom using Memento Tuxedo Black (I think!). I then used a Copic W3 marker to add shading to the petals. I die-cut the leaves from Kraft cardstock and stamped them with Dark Chocolate ink.
Next: more die-cutting! I die cut a piece of Hawaiian Shores cardstock that had been stamped with Background Basics: Botanicals using Hawaiian Shores ink. Doesn’t the ink show up well on the cardstock?! I used my large scallop die then adhered the strip to the panel using Scor Tape.
I then added a strip of Hawaiian Shores Luxe Satin ribbon using Scor Tape. I’ve been meaning for a while to try putting a complimentary ribbon next to its cardstock rather than a contrasting colour and really like this look now I’ve tried it! I then stamped the sentiment from Delightful Dahlia on another piece of Hawaiian Shores cardstock using Dark Chocolate ink,trimmed to size and adhered with Pinflair. I then assembed the rest of the panel using Pinflair before mounting on a Kraft card base using the same.
I’d love to hear what you think of this one. Makes me really happy to look at it! *smile* Also this is my 100th blog post so I’d just like to thank all of you who pop by and especially those who choose to leave some love along the way. You really make my day and here’s to the next 100 posts!!