Sunday, August 8, 2021

Delicate Dahlias for FMS #497

 Hello and thanks for visiting today!

Today's card was inspired by Jacquie's Sketch Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  And of course the Delicate Dahlia stamp that is oh so beautiful and *Free* during Sale a-bration (SAB)  Click here, to see the free Delicate Dahlias stamp set available 'til September 30, 2021 with a $120 purchase.

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My interpretation of the sketch was to add twine to create the neat pattern on top of the stamped images.  This stamp set is so fun to create with because you can create different colour combinations just as you'd find in a gorgeous bunch of Dahlia's.  I love the combo of white and gold twine together.  Can you find the little bee?  

I hope my card inspires you to create a beautiful background with one of your favourite stamp sets.  Remember keep it Summertime Easy and create a SIP card, but if the embellishments call out to you- put them on the card :)    

And here's the card details.

4 1/ x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 x 5 1/4 Basic White cardstock (CS) layer

3/8 piece of Basic White CS for sentiment

Delicate Dahlia's stamp set. 

Inks:  Highland Heather; Cajun Craze; Gorgeous Grape

Embellishments: White Baker's Twine; Gold Simply Elegant Trim; Bumblebee Trinket

Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the Dahlia stamp using Highland Heather & Cajun Craze.  ***Trix, I practice with colour combos on scrap paper first.  Change the intensity of the colour with generational stamping and find the combo that you like best.

*  Stamp the sentiment using Gorgeous Grape.  ***Trix, The sentiment is small amidst a big overall background pattern, stamping it with a darker image helps it to stand out. 

*  Wrap twine around the card as shown.  ***Trix, I adhere the twine to the back of the card using Stampin' Seal and some glue dots to hold the gold twine in place,

*  Adhere the sentiment using Stampin Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the stamped layer to the card base with dimensionals.

Enjoy and have a super day!

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  1. I love the gorgeous colors and placement of your dahlias in the corner! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week!

    1. Thx so much for your lovely compliment Jacquie. I’m happy to play along - thank you for the challenges 🙂

  2. Beautiful card and such a gorgeous dahlia stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thx so much Karen, I can’t stop using this stamp right now - totally experimenting with colour! Thx for your compliment and inspiring us with challenges!


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