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Friday, September 12, 2008

Halloween Dahlia Flower!

I know today is Fun Filled Friday and I'm supposed to be posting my Sympathy challenge card today...Well, I'm running a little behind this week, and wanted to show you this cutie first! So, no worries, my challenge card will be posted later today.

DRS Designs will be releasing new Halloween and Fall Stamps on Monday September 15th. How many of you love their Ribbon Slides? I know I do! They are so much fun & add a lot of dimension to your work. Well, here's another one to add to your collection!

To make this card, I first used house-hold cleaning bleach with a sponge and a paint brush to add lighter highlights to my orange cardstock. Then, I created the Dalia (the center flower) using the Dahlia Fold technique. You can see tutorials here and here.

I used my Marvy Uchida 1.5" scallop circle punch to punch out 9 scalloped circles. I used the tutorials above to fold them and create each petal. I found it best to use regular tape to hold the petals together as I created each one.

After I created the Dahlia flower, I stamped the pumpkin ribbon slide image on smooth white cardstock, and colored it with my Bic Markers. I cut it out, and also cut out the center portion. I threaded a small piece of black and orange ribbon through the center and adhered it to the back of the ribbon slide. I used my Nesties to cut a small black circle to put behind the ribbon slide, and then adhered it to the center of my Dahlia flower.

I formed my black cardstock base to measure for an A2 size card (4.25" x 5.5") but created it so that the fold was on the left, short side of the card. I layered cardstock as shown, and added one of the older Halloween sentiments by DRS Designs with black ink.

I love the dimension the Dahlia fold technique gives to each project. Here you can see just how much "lift" is created by each fold.

Make sure to stop by DRS Designs on Monday (September 15th) to check out all of the new releases. If you're a Fall and Halloween lover like me, then you're not going to want to miss it!

Stamps: DRS Designs- Pumpkin Ribbon Slide (to be released on Sept. 15, 2008), 2 Line Vertical Happy Halloween Sentiment
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Smooth white cardstock by Office Depot, colored cardstock by Bazzill and Paper Reflections
Accessories: Chlorox Bleach, Bic Markers, May Arts Ribbon, Nesties, Marvy Uchida Circle Scallop punch

Have a great weekend!



fishlips said...

Your flower is just great, I love the added bleach to the petals, the colors on the petals is just stunning...

Etha said...

Your Dahlia fold is just SO cool! the sideways shot really shows is well, so 3D, love it!

Jovita said...

Aww Jennifer this is wonderful, love the fold and look!


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