Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Definitely Dahlia for the Pals

This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge is a colour challenge that calls for Early Espresso, Sahara Sand and Marina Mist. It's not one that I would normally choose, in fact, I can't remember the last time I used Marina Mist. But these three colours are quite striking together and I tried them out using a new background stamp called Definitely Dahlia. I think I will 'definitely' use this combination again!

Since Sahara Sand is one of the three colours in the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper, I picked out one Art Deco design from the pack to use as a background.

  • I stamped the dahlia image from Definitely Dahlia 3 times. The first time I stamped the full image in Marina Mist ink after stamping off once and stamped the sentiment on it using a Friendly Wishes greeting in Early Espresso. I die cut a square as you can see above, using the Squares Collection framelits. I then hand snipped the few petals above the sentiment and mounted it on the next largest square of Early Espresso. I stamped the dahlia twice more, full strength on Very Vanilla cardstock, and snipped out ever-smaller layers. What was a little tricky was cutting the top and left edges to match the square correctly while lining up the images. If I had known that I was about to do the layering I would have die cut all three layers at once, but I didn't think of it until the bottom layer was already mounted on the matte.

  • Notice the ribbon. The cotton ribbon collection is the only one with both Early Espresso and Marina Mist ribbons. The Marina Mist ribbon just happens to be one of the Weekly Deals this week!
  • I added a few medium Pearls to the flower center.

Today is Weekly Deals day, so here's another set of weekly deals, good for a week!

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  1. This is such a pretty card! Love the modern look.

  2. Thanks, Michelle! It's a little different design for me!

  3. Heather, this is gorgeous! I love the layering you did and the subtle background. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts!


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