Dazzling Dahlias for Every Occasion

IMG_4927Do you need a gorgeous card that can be used for multiple occasions?  I love finding stamps that go a long way and SAVE ME MONEY!  These dahlias are “dazzling” with a pop of gold and a sentiment that works for almost any celebration – graduations, weddings, birthdays, friendship, congratulations, and more!   The sentiment comes from Stampin’ Up’s Fabulous Four Stamp Set  which includes 3 other sayings perfect for card making.  The Dahlia is beautifully big and really makes a statement  (Definitely Dahlia Stamp Set).  I made the card in pink, orange, and purple and they all really popped!  Start with a 5 x 6.5 inch white card base and stamp partial dahlias along the edges.  Add a 4 x 5.5 inch olive green cardstock rectangle on top with pop dots.  Stamp a dahlia on a 3.75 x 4.25 white cardstock rectangle and cut it out. Rub the bottom of a second 3.75 x 4.25 white cardstock rectangle with an embossing buddy to keep embossing powder from sticking where you don’t want it.  Then stamp the sentiment on the bottom with Versa Mark Ink and immediately sprinkle it with gold embossing powder.  Shake off the extra powder and heat the sentiment with an embossing heat tool  until it turns shiny gold.  Magic!!  Now add a little bling to the center of the cut out dahlia by dotting the flower center with Versamark using a Q-tip, then embossing it with gold powder and using the heat gun.  Now use pop dots (Stampin’ Dimensionals)  to attach the cut out dahlia to the cardstock with the sentiment.   Then use tape runner or pop dots to center it on the green cardstock.  You now have a 3 layer card.

Of course I can’t resist blinging the inside of the card too!! Stamp a dahlia in the corner letting it stamp off the card as before, leaving a partial IMG_4929flower.  Then emboss your choice of sentiment in gold.  This is an easy card to make in multiples and will suit many occasions.  There’s nothing like a hand made card to show someone you really care!

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