Flourishing Dahlia

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Flourishing Dahlia

Other Products: Hot glue gun, Green organza ribbon, Foam Inking tools, Double sided 3D foam tape, Double sided tape, Ranger Archival Ink Pad-Saffron, Glitter.

For more ideas on creating with the Elegant Gateway Dies and Accents, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/H6fZTiYUH_w.

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

Instructions: The gateway premade ready to go card base measures 5 inches x 7 inches. Fold the card so you can make a pocket with two of the sections. Apply a thin layer of clear drying adhesive to the three straight edges then close to make a pocket, leaving the rounded edge open. NOTE: Check to see how big the opening is before making the tag.

Using the sheets 5A , 9B and the die sets Scalloped Flourish Gateway and the Ornate Flourish Gateway, die cut the frames and elements needed for this card. Ink the edges with the Saffron, Tea Rose inks and the foam inking tools. Adhere in place using the clear drying adhesive and the foam 3D double sided tape.

To make the Dahlias and the rest of the embellishments: The Dahlias have each, two layers. Stamp the leaves and Dahlias with the Library Green ink then use the colours Leaf Green, Saffron Tea Rose and Red Geranium to bring colour to them. These colours are also used to colour the sentiments. Bring shape to the flowers and leaves by using the matching molds. The tips of the petals are pinched and pleated to make them more realistic. Clear drying adhesive is applied to the petal tips and leaves then dipped into glitter. Put aside to dry before using. Adhere all together and to the card base.

To make the tag: Die cut the plain frame from the Scalloped Flourish Gateway set, trimming on both sides if needed to fit into the pocket. Stamp the sentiment from the Elegant Gateway Sentiment set. Colour with the inks and use the Saffron ink for the edges. Adhere a triple bow to the top of the tag. Slide into the pocket. The bow will pop out above the card top so this makes the card fun when open or when it is closed.

Make a sentiment banner for the front of the card and adhere this so it comes out from under the flower cluster. This card does not close flat. If you wanted it to close flat, all you need to do is not shape the petals of the inside flower as much or flatten it after shaping put a heavy book on it overnight. Then you will have shape but not the height. Have fun with that.


Created By Susan Smit
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