Friday, February 29, 2008

Thanks Dahlia!

Happy Friday! Here's another Dahlia card that I created for a very good friend of mine, Luz, who's always around to make me smile... I miss you, Luz!

She loved this card when I posted it a couple of months ago. I promised her then that I'll make one for her. So, on my last day at the office where we both work, (I just got promoted!), I gave her this card with her favorite colors.

Followed this instruction for the Dahlia fold using So Saffron designer series paper. Adhered a rhinestone in the middle of the card and layered it with Basic Black cardstock. I wanted the flower to stand out so I added an Apricot Appeal cardstock, layered it with Basic Black cardstock and punched with the ticket corner. I then used the same designer series layered with Basic Black cardstock, tied a Black double-stitched ribbon and adhered with Apricot Appeal card stock. I just loved the way this came out so I made eight(!) more cards with different colors. That's 64 small circles folded using this technique.

Stamps: Absolutely Fabulous by Stampin' Up

Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink from Stampin' Up

Paper: Apricot Appeal, So Saffron, Basic Black card stock, Apricot Appeal DSP

Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, corner ticket punch, Marvy Giga circle punch, black double stitched ribbon from Michaels and self adhesive rhinestone

24 comments:

Kim said...

Love your colors! I just love how these Dahlia flowers look! They are so much easier than they look too! Great job!

pescbrico said...

This is a really great card! Congratulations on your promotion :) I'm sure your friend was really happy to get this card! Have a wonderful weekend.

beate said...

Fantastic card!
Hugs and smiles

Lee said...

What a GORGEOUS Dahlia card!!! I love those!! Although my dd helps by making the Dahlias!! LOL I love the colors, and especially the black bg as the card just has so much depth and detail!!

Linda McClain said...

What a gorgeous card. And, congrats on your promotion.

Diane said...

How lovely!! I'm going to have to try one of those one day. They look complicated to make though!!
But you've done a wonderful job!
Congrats on your promotion!!

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card!!! YOu've got some great stuff here, love it!

dpkennedy said...

The dahlia fold is so elegant and I love the colors you used!

Maria Levine said...

Congrats on your promo, good luck!

This is a fantastic card! Love it.

Maria Levine said...

Congrats on your promo, good luck!

This is a fantastic card! Love it.

Glee said...

Oh goodness, this card is GORGEOUS!

Maren said...

This is fabulous! Love this color combo and your flower is perfect!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, and I love the colors!

Congrats on your promotion too!!!

Silli said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh this is beautiful. Very cool technique on the flower. And congratulations on your promotion!

Heidi said...

This is gorgeous! The Saffron paper looks wonderful with this!

~KRISTY~ said...

I JUST LOVE THE DAHLIA FOLD,IM YET TO TRY IT OUT!GORGEOUS PAPERS YOU USED!

Claudia said...

wonderful.
i have never made a Dahlia card. it looks like a lot of work - your card looks stunning

Carolyn King said...

Wow..awesome fold and great colors for the card. Such a cheerful card!

Gwen said...

Wow! this is so beautiful...going to have to try one!

Rita said...

This card & these bunnies are great! What a beautiful card! Luv your blog!

C70 said...

what a beautiful card!

Melanie S said...

Very Nice

Claudia said...

This card is truly beautiful! Thanks for the directions.