Delicate Dahlias You Inspire Me Card

by Joanne James16. August 2021 21:00

I'm late with my post today as I held my monthly card class this morning, but I did manage to squeeze in a little crafty time afterwards so today I'm sharing a card that takes it's inspiration from the challenge prompt photo over at Just Add Ink this week:

So much to love about that photo! The colours, flowers and textures ... I decided to pair those with some free Sale-A-Bration product for my card today - take a look at what I came up with:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Delicate Dahlias - The focal point flower on my card is the outline flower from 'Delicate Dahlias' - a stamp set that can be yours with a purchase of £90 or more during the current Sale-A-Bration promotion. I heat embossed the flower in gold onto some Cajun Craze cardstock, then added tone-on-tone colour with my Stampin' Blends markers. The sentiment on today's card is also from this set.

Blended Colour - Having used Cajun Craze for my flower and (retired) Pretty Peacock for my card base, I brought both colours together by blending them from the outside in on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at the centre of my design.

 

Texture, Texture - I tried to incorporated lots of textural elements from the inspiration photo on my card: the texture from the vase is similar to my dry embossed card base, and the texture from the cushion is on the gold metallic specialty paper beneath my sentiment. I also added other golden elements through my heat embossing, ribbon and gems.

So what do you think? Can you see how the photo inspired my card today? I would love to know what you use to inspire your crafting - do leave me a comment below.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

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You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 
This card was the Winner over at Just Add Ink this week!

Comments (6) -

Patrice Easton
Patrice EastonAustralia
8/17/2021 2:02:46 AM #

Well how gorgeous is this! Beautiful blending, beautiful embellishments....an all round beautiful card. Thanks for joining Just Add Ink again, Joanne. x

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Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/17/2021 11:30:58 AM #

Wow Joanne - that's just beautiful!  Thanks for a great online class as well

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Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
8/18/2021 3:42:22 PM #

Simply stunning Joanne, I love it!   Chantell x x

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Kim S
Kim SUnited States
8/19/2021 1:37:15 AM #

Gorgeous!!  I have a workmate retiring soon who has bought a farm to grow dahlias!!  I definitely need this set - and I'm going to use your card for inspiration.  It is truly beautiful!

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Karen B Walker
Karen B WalkerUnited States
8/19/2021 3:03:53 PM #

This is simply stunning!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/24/2021 12:07:32 AM #

Absolute magic! There's nothing that I don't love about this card. Smile

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