Hello and welcome to my weekly video and post! Today, I created a gorgeous dahlia cluster along a gold heat embossed panel using our Fresh Cut Dahlias set, Haute Stripes Cling Background stamp and Timeless Icons set. This card involved a little bit of everything – stamping, heat embossing die cutting. My cards are not very simple but the results are always worth it! Please enjoy the video 🙂
I started off by stamping my dahlias in our Peony Collection Couture Inks. I stamped a total of seven dahlias. I used the three blooming dahlias that come in the set. I love the variation you get when you combine the different facing dahlias together. They look more natural and that is why I always include different angled florals in my designs. After the florals, I stamped many leaves in our Minted Collection Couture Inks. I show you two ways I stamped the layered dahlias and leaves in the video.
For the dahlias, I stamped the layers in chronological order. However, I stamped the darkest third layer of the leaf first. Then I went in with the first solid layer. Then lastly, I stamped the second layer. I don’t like to stamp totally backwards from layers 3, 2, 1 because I find that stamping layer 1 over layer 2 changes the color of the second layer.
After I stamped the dahlias and leaves, I die cut each of them using our new coordinating dies. Next I heat embossed our Haute Stripes on an A2 sized card panel with some gold embossing powder. Then I trimmed a vertical curved line on a separate A2 sized card panel which I used as a guide for my floral arrangement. I wanted the embossed Haute Stripes to be in the background but I also wanted some white space on the other side of my floral line. I also used that white area to stamp my sentiment in Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid Ink. After I stamped my sentiment, I adhered the trimmed panel onto my striped panel.
Then I began the process of arranging my dahlias and leaves. For my first line of dahlias, I used one layer of foam tape. For my second line of florals, I popped up the dahlias with a double layer of foam tape so that they were raised higher than the first line. This gave the card just a little more depth with the differing levels of dahlias.
Thank you all for stopping by today! I’ll be back next week with another video and post!