Dahlia Blooms for You

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Dahlia Blooms for You

Other Products: White cardstock, dimensional adhesive, water mister, hot glue, hot glue gun, scissors, funnel tray, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Dazzling Dahlia Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KIIpo2C9oDs.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 9 1/2 x 6", score and fold at 4 3/4" to create card base. Cut a light green paper from Dazzling Dahlia paper collection to 4 3/4 x 6" size. Lightly sponge the edges of paper with Sunflower ink and attach directly onto card base. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 1/2 x 5 3/4" size. Use the circle from Courtyard Elegance die to diecut an offset circle opening on the left side as shown. Now diecut the matching decorative die, extending the edge over left side of white cardstock to coordinate with circle opening. Stamp a background dahlia in Vibrant Fuchsia onto the 4 1/2 x 5 3/4" panel. For a soft background, be sure to stamp off the ink onto scrap paper first, then directly onto panel. Use daubers along with Vibrant Fuchsia and Sunflower ink to add a pop of color on background. Add a little of the Vibrant Fuchsia to decorative circle as well. Use glue and dimensional adhesive to attach the panel and decorative circle onto card.

Stamp both stemmed dahlia from Dahlia and Leaves Cling Stamp Set in Olive ink onto flower shaping paper and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp 5 of the smaller dahlia petals from Dazzling Dahlia Cling Stamp Set in Lighthouse ink onto the paper and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the ‘Just for you’ sentiment in Vibrant Fuchsia ink onto white cardstock and cut to 9/16 x 2 1/8" size.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the flowers and leaves. Color dahlia stems and leaves with Leaf Green and a touch of Sunflower ink. Color the backside of petals with Vibrant Fuchsia ink. Flip over and color with Pink Peony, followed a darker shading of Vibrant Fuchsia and a pop of Sunflower. Use a hydra sponge to apply a light touch of Crystal Lacquer over the petals and leaves. Once petals and leaves are dry, use the dahlia shaping mold and shaping stylus to shape the petals. For one of the petals, cut off petals and curl to form petals that are not fully open. These will go in the center of large flower. Curl inner edges of remaining petals, all except 1. Cut the last petal in half and cut lengthwise into each petal. Shape each half into buds. As you shape petals, use hot glue, and then also to assemble the flower as shown. Take 6 strings of stamen from Bridal Bouquet Stamens, add Sunflower ink to tips for a nice pop of color. Thread stamens through the center of large flower. Use a scissors to trim away the green bud from rest of stem. In its place attach a shaped dahlia bud. Attach the other bud in the center of smaller flower. Use hot glue to attach flowers onto the stems and onto card as pictured. Lightly sponge edges of sentiment with Vibrant Fuchsia ink and attach onto card.

Dab some Dries Clear glue onto a sponge, apply over background of card and rest of card as desired, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear and tap off. Use the Dries Clear glue along with Baby’s Breath glitter for a touch of sparkle on the dahlias, leaves and sentiment.


Created By Ellen Miller
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