The design for this card is all my own, but I got the idea from a sketch shared by another wonderful Stampin' Up! demonstrator on a website that she helps with. Here is the link to the original sketch that was posted back in April. I needed to prepare some samples for my Open House that I had last week so that people could see some of the new products "in action", so to speak. This card is chock full of a bunch of new things: New In Color cardstock, ribbon & accent, a new stamp set and some new DSP. I have to say that I like the simplicity of the design, which lets the small stamped image and the dahlia really stand out. And, I think that this stamp image is perfectly sized to show off one of these little cuties. This card is probably best hand delivered because the dahlia may get damaged going through the mail unless you use a special bubble mailer.
The little flowers in the upper right are really easy to create, too. I punched six flowers from Summer Starfruit cardstock with one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch set. I then folded, spindled and mutilated them to give them a distressed look. I did just enough so that the edges of the flower started to show that the cardstock layers were separating. Then I glued three of them down in a line along the edge of the Island Indigo cardstock using the super sticky Tombow Multi glue. Then I glued down a second one to each of those, with just a dot of the glue in the middle so that the edges could lift up. I finished up the flowers with a basic rhinestone in the center. Voilà!
I used the following materials to make this card:
- Stamps: Bright Blossoms
- Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
- Markers: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
- Accessories: In Color Dahlias, Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Basic Rhinestones, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Rectangle Clearlit