Dahlia Thanks

By Taheerah | 6th May 2010 | 24 Comments

Hey everyone!
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!!

24 thoughts on “Dahlia Thanks”

  1. Congrats on your 100th post. I always enjoy visiting your blog. This card is beautiful, Taheerah. The colors go so well together. I don't have the Dahlia set and dies yet, but I think I will soon add it to my cart.

  2. Congrats on 100! Love the techniques you used on this card. It is so subtle but adds so much to the look. I agree with you about DD. Awesome set and so fun to work with. Love the colors you chose, too. Well done!

  3. Happy 100th post Taheerah! Woo hoo!
    Hey, I just made a card yesterday that uses this SAME color combo and also the same Dahlias too! I even stamped them on brown CS! Apparently great minds think alike. *grin*

    I love your BG though. Thats what really makes this card for me. It's so simple yet very effective and unique too. Top notch all the way.

  4. MY all time favorite skirt in my closet is HS paisley with Chocolate brown ….. good lord I love this card. GREAT CARD!!! And I really think I need that die for my DD ……. the cutting is killing me……

  5. Happy 100th :0)!!

    This card is fabulous Taheera! I love the monochromatic look with the flash of blue – and the subtle pattern you've introduced on the scallop – so many details, but so classy, sophisticated and subdued!

  6. Oh, I love it! I don't have that set..but this makes me really want it. I love dies. They make life so much easier, don't they? I love your color choices, also. And the stripes? So cool!!

  7. Wow! 100 posts. Congratulations. I love your card. The design and color is great. I really love the striped background and of course the dahlia is fantastic.

  8. Happy 100!! I love how you've explained the card and all that went into it!! Fabulous stamping …love the colours and that distressed striped background 🙂

  9. Absolutely lovely Taheerah. I adore the color combo. That rich dark chocolate is perfect with Hawaiian Shores. I like how you shaded the flower. I'm having the hardest time coloring the dahlia. I'm just not artistic enough. Love the stripes too. Just perfect.

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