Friday, August 22, 2014

Regarding Dahlias

Regarding Dahlias is not the kind of stamp set I typically buy, but I went to stamp camp and my demonstrator Susan Kirk made such a quick and simple...and gorgeous card with it that I had to have it and I bought it!  I was really happy that I did when I saw Connie Collins' exquisite card on can see it by clicking here!  I was inspired and just had to try and see if I could make something like it!  I didn't have the inks that she used and I have Copics instead of Blendabilities, but I was determined to make something pretty with what I had.  Here is how my card turned out...

For some reason I wanted to 3-D this flower so I cut some layers and added some foam tape and gave the flower some shape.  I also messed up when I was coloring the background with Ranger Distress inks and my new mini blending tools so I had to cut around the flowers and add them to a different background layer.  I don't know if you can see in the photo, but doing this gave a little more depth.  It was one of those happy mistakes because the flowers looked even better after.  


Stamps:  Stampin' Up: Regarding Dahlias, Gorgeous Grunge & Perfect Pennants
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress: Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy, Peacock Feathers & Seedless Preserves
Copics: V000, V01, V12, V15 & V17
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant & More Mustard and Cougar Opaque white

I want to thank Connie again for her beautiful card and the inspiration it provided!!

Here is a photo of the card I made at Susan's stamp camp.  Isn't it pretty?  And so quick and easy to make.  I thought a set in different colors with different designer paper would make a really nice gift for someone who doesn't stamp...or even someone who does!!  

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Hi Janet. Beautiful card! The flowers look so lovely, your colouring is wonderful. The added depth and shaping does make them look even better. I think your card is just as wonderful as Connie's card.
    Thank you for your kind comments about my cards, I really appreciate them. I can't imagine how long it took you to design AND make one from scratch! Thank you, too, for becoming a follower. Can't wait to see your next creation. Debra x

  2. Janet, you did a wonderful CASE of my card and I am so appreciative that you gave me credit for the design. I love the way you 3D'ed the flowers. It gives even more dimension. Just fabulous!

  3. Janet, you've done a beautiful job with this stamp set. Just stunning!

  4. I don't have time to comment on many cards in the OCC gallery, but HAD to compliment you on this beautiful Dahlia card! It is so striking, it truly made me wonder why you are taking this class! You card is so beautiful!