It has been a while since I was able to show you anything here on my blog. There is a little thing called life that seems to have made my crafting time scarce in the last while. But today I have some Dahlia cards to show you. They are made with the Dahlia Craft-Flower-Dies from Altenew. I am loving this subscription.
On the first card, I made the dahlia in shades of orange and yellow. The leaves are also put together of three shades of green. I tried a technique on the sentiment that I had seen Jennifer McQuire
do. Using a Hero Arts stamp and die set, I stamped the word “prayers” onto acetate with Versamark ink and embossed it in gold. I then cut the word out of the card panel with the coordinating die and placed the stamped acetate piece behind the opening made by the die. The inlay effect is so pretty.
The second dahlia uses only two of the flower’s layers, one in patterned paper and one in black cardstock. The variation in the patterned paper is so pretty. I added a embossed line above the sentiment and also added a stamped banner above the heat embossed word. I stamped the black text with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
My third dahlia also consists of only two layers. It has patterned paper as the base and then the detail layer cut out of gold glitter cardstock. I added three gems from my stash to each card to complete it.
The fourth flower has all three layers again. I had looked up dahlias and found that they are also available in this beautiful white and red variation.
My fifth example is again a two layer one, this time using a plaid paper as the base and the detail layer is done in black cardstock.
I had made these cards to send to some people who have current health issues. I placed a little felt heart inside each card as a symbol of my prayers and thoughts going out to them. The sentiment on the inside is also stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.
Watch this space for another Craft-a-Flower card example. I have been playing catch-up
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.
In line with new European Data Protection Laws (GDPR) by commenting you know that your name and comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of your personal information for this specific purpose.
Many thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!