Monday, August 23, 2021

Delicate Dahlias

 Hello my friends! This weekend was considerably cooler which was a big welcome to the fire fighters. We even got a bit of rain. As you know, I love the heat but not when our province is burning up. 

Today's card was made for my friend Susanne. I have said many times here how she has been such a huge help to me with my lack of computer skills. We are also co hosting the Crafting at the Lake Event in September. There are a couple spots still available if you are thinking about joining us. Anyway, Susanne just recently earned a huge milestone in her Stampin' Up! journey so I wanted to make her a card.

I used the new Delicate Dahlias stamp set which is a free Sale-a-bration item available right now until September 30th. It is a beautiful stamp set! I thought of this technique as soon as I saw this stamp set. I did the Triple Time Stamping technique, although I made my card bigger than a regular A2 size so I added an extra layer.

I cut my Basic White cardstock in reducing increments of half an inch. The largest piece was 6.75 by 5 inches and the smallest was 5.5 by 3.5 inches. I stamped my sentiment on the smallest piece of Basic White cardstock using Black Stazon ink. The sentiment was from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I like to use the Stazon Ink if my stamp is made of red rubber rather than photopolymer because I find the Stazon Ink gives a darker, crisper image than Memento sometimes. Of course if the stamp is made of photopolymer it is not recommended to use Stazon ink with it.

I  added a very small dot of adhesive on the back of my pieces of Basic White cardstock and layered them on top of each other with the largest piece on the bottom and the smallest piece on the top. I stamped my images randomly over all of the layers. I used Flirty Flamingo full strength for the outline of the flowers and stamped off once for the fill in stamp. I also used Daffodil Delight for a couple of the smaller flowers. I used Granny Apple Green for my leaves and did it the same way as with the flowers. I used it full strength for the outline and stamped off for the fill in stamps.

Once I was happy with the placement of the stamped images, I carefully pulled my layers apart. I attached the largest white piece directly to my Flirty Flamingo card base. I matted the remaining layers on pieces of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I tied a piece of White Crinkled Seam Binding around the smallest layer and tied it into a bow. I then attached all of the layers together using my regular adhesive. The one thing I needed to be careful of was not to add one of the layers upside down as then the images would not line up properly. I really like how the images look all lined up with their mats in between them.

What I used for today's card:

Delicate Dahlias Stamp

Peaceful Moments Stamp

Flirty Flamingo Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Jet Black Stazon Ink

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' Pad

White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. Have you tried this technique before? I find it works best with different sizes and colours of stamped images. I hope Susanne likes it and that she knows how much she inspires everyone around her.

Stay well and keep creating!


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