Dramatically Different Dahlia (The Ton Guest Designer)

By Taheerah | 22nd February 2017 | 8 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!

I’m going to say something that may shock and surprise you.

I’m not a big fan of floral stamps.

It’s not that I don’t like florals per se, or that I don’t like making feminine floral cards. It’s just that, well, after several years of cardmaking, and many, many, many floral stamps in my stash, I’ve, well… I’ve OD’d on them.

As a result, the only time that flowers make it onto my cards is if they’re something different, and unique, and special.

Case in point:

Different Dahlia Card by Taheerah Atchia

Stunning, right? When your stamp creates such a dramatic background it really does steal the show. And the fact that that dahlia image is a really close up detailed image (like, a Sergio Leone style ‘extreme close-up’), but still in a loose, somewhat abstract style, then it does actually give a totally different feel, and definitely doesn’t feel same-y.

This card, along with some close-ups and details of how I made it, are over on The Ton’s blog, where I’m Guest Designing this month. I do hope you’ll join me over there to check it out! See you there!


8 thoughts on “Dramatically Different Dahlia (The Ton Guest Designer)”

  1. This is a stunning card! Love how you made it the focal point in a different way. I am totally the same with floral stamps, but I can’t seem to help myself from buying more!

  2. Totally agree! I’ve seen some lovely coloured florals but to be honest they are a bit insipid to me. Like you say… overdose. I was thinking Georgia O’Keefe when I first saw your card. I love that something interesting is done with the bloom. Great card design Taheerah!

  3. Beautiful! I’m not a huge floral fan either. I mostly use them because people ĺike them unless they’re different and abstract, like you!! This one fits the requirements, I’d say. Love that sentiment too!

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