Pattern Play: For You Dahlia Card

For my second Online Card Class Pattern Play homework assignment, I’ve created a card using a jumbo Stampendous stamp in Dahlia:

A pretty Dahlia for you...

A pretty Dahlia for you…

I like the simplicity of the card and the bold flower. Truthfully, though, I didn’t realize how big the flower would be in comparison to the card until I had already prepared it. I stamped it three times in Versafine Black ink onto the red patterned paper. It’s a really subtle pattern with small white writing in the background. These are loose sheets I have in my stash, but I believe they are from 7 Gypsies.

Then I fussy-cut around the petals to create three layers: the large flower in its entirety, the second layer in, and finally the center. I edged all layers with a black Sharpie marker to get ride of the white outlines. I popped up the small two layers using foam dots and then the entire flower to the card front with my tape runner.

I found a scrap of the black paper with a soft pattern and stamped in Versmark the “for you” sentiment; I heat embossed it in white. Then I stamped the same sentiment in black along the edge of the card. It looks okay when the card is vertical, but when you turn it horizontally, you can see that the sentiment is uneven. Though I may recreate the card later with a straight sentiment, I gave up at this point and went forward with it. Next time I will use a pencial with a ruler to get it straight!

With the flower hanging off the side, this card is too big for a standard envelope, so I either will create one using my Martha Stewart score board or maybe I will hand-deliver it to a special someone with an envelope.

Happy crafting!

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