HydrangeaI was pretty sure which were gardenias and hydrangeas, but I always got confused between peonies and dahlias.
The reason this came up is that I wanted to enter the Dynamic Duo's Challenge #64 using Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight. It is such a pretty combination that I felt it needed a garden theme to show it off. And I had not used my Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set yet - it was high time I did!
- The card base is Strawberry Slush and I've stamped the dahlia stamp on Whisper White cardstock several times in Daffodil Delight and mounted the white onto Daffodil Delight cardstock.
- I used a piece of Daffodil Delight polka dot paper from the Brights Design Series Paper Stacks and stamped the sentiment on it in Strawberry Slush. The sentiment is also from Regarding Dahlias. I matted the DSP with Strawberry Slush cardstock with a 1/16" margin.
- I stamped the main image 3 times in Strawberry Slush and cut them out, each a smaller and smaller portion of the flower. Then I popped each level up on dimensionals to give more of a 3-D effect. I really love the way it looks.
I hope you feel cheered by this card, and I hope you feel you can now go out into someone's garden and be able to exclaim with an air of expertise, " Oh my, Ethel, your peonies are simply breathtaking! And look at your dahlias, dahling - superb!"
My job here is done!
Stamps: Regarding Dahlias (w130324; c130327)
Paper: Brights Collection Design Series Paper Stacks (130134); Strawberry Slush (131295), Daffodil Delight (119683) and Whisper White (100730) cardstock
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Daffodil Delight (126944) and Strawberry Slush (131178)
Tools: Paper Snips (103579)
Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set
Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks