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Delicate Dahlias -- Thank You Kindly

Hello!

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  I've shown you a couple of the beautiful paper packs, but I haven't shared any of the great stamp sets.  Today's post focuses on the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  You can earn this beautiful stamp set with a purchase of $100 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise.  The detail in these stamp images is just amazing!

Since I used a Fall theme for my last blog post for the Stamp Review Crew, I thought I would continue the theme with this card--choosing colors that evoke a Fall feel.

DelicateDahlias_ThankYouKindly

This card begins with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A dot of Bumblebee reinker was placed in the lid of the Bumblebee stamp pad and diluted with water.  The bristles of a toothbrush were lightly tapped into the diluted reinker and then flicked over the cardstock panel by lightly rubbing my thumb across the bristles.  This process was repeated with Cinnamon Cider ink.  I kept the toothbrush about 10 inches above the panel to keep the droplets small.  The closer you get to the panel and the wetter the toothbrush bristles, the larger the drops of color will be.  The panel was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and adhered at the center of a slightly larger mat of Bumblebee cardstock.  A piece of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow near the left side of the panels.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Very Vanilla panel.

Now it's time to make a bunch of flowers and leaves.  All the flowers and leaves were stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.

  • Bumblebee ink for the large detailed dahlia image with Cinnamon Cider ink for the corresponding outline image
  • Old Olive ink for the large three leaf detailed image with Mossy Meadow ink for the corresponding outline image.  Four of the leaf images were used for the card front
  • Flirty Flamingo ink for the small detailed flower image with Poppy Parade ink for the corresponding outline image.  Two of these images were used--one for the card front and one for the inside sentiment area of the card
  • Rich Razzleberry ink for the small detailed flower image with Blackberry Bliss ink for the corresponding outline image
  • Pumpkin Pie ink for the small detailed flower image with Cajun Craze ink for the corresponding outline image

The leaves were adhered to the Very Vanilla panel:  one at the upper left corner, one to the right of the first set of leaves, and one below the first set of leaves.  The Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider dahlia was adhered at the center of the leaves using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade small flower was adhered to the Very Vanilla panel below the Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider flower to the right of the leaves.  Note that part of the flower might be under the ribbon.  The fourth set of leaves was adhered to the right of the Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade flower with the stem slightly under the Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider flower.  The Rich Razzleberry/Blackberry Bliss small flower was adhered over the leaves to the right of the Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade flower and slightly overlapping the outside petals of the Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider flower using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Pumpkin Pie/Cajun Craze small flower was adhered near the upper right corner of the panel using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The "Thank You Kindly" greeting was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Cinnamon Cider ink.  The Very Vanilla cardstock was die cut with the 1-3/8" straight edge circle die from the Layering Circles dies and matted with a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock die cut with the 1-1/2" scallop circle die.  The greeting circle was adhered to the Very Vanilla panel using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right side of the circles 1/4" from the right side of the Very Vanilla panel and the bottom edge of the circles 7/16" above the bottom edge of the Very Vanilla panel.

Three small, gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots were adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle for the greeting.

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The small flowers and small leaves were stamped at the upper right corner of the Very Vanilla cardstock panel.  

  • Rich Razzleberry ink for the small detailed flower image with Blackberry Bliss ink for the corresponding outline image.  The top edge of the flower is 1/2" below the top edge of the panel and flush with the right side of the panel
  • Pumpkin Pie ink for the small detailed flower image with Cajun Craze ink for the corresponding outline image.  The top edge of the flower is flush with the top edge of the panel and the right edge of the flower is 1" from the right edge of the panel
  • The small leaves were stamped along the edge of the flowers with Old Olive for the detailed small leaf image and Mossy Meadow for the corresponding outline image
  • The cut out Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade small flower was adhered at the upper right corner of the panel

The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

DelicateDahlias_ThankYouKindly_Envelope

The Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider dahlia was stamped at the upper left corner and at the lower right corner of the envelope flap of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope.  Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.

The fussy cutting for the flowers adds a little time to the construction of this card, but I think it was well worth the time.  I'll be back soon with another idea for using the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Bumblebee:  4" x 5-1/4"; Cinnamon Cider:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 2" x 2"; Very Vanilla:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 2" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon:  15"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Delicate Dahlias; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee (and reinker), Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider (and reinker), Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots; Tools:  Layering Circles dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Toothbrush

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