Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dahlias and Chevrons






I just couldn't resist playing along with the great challenge at Fusion.  I loved the simple sketch and the photo so I pulled out my new Papertrey goodies and went to work.  The dahlias were die cut then the outline was stamped in berry sorbet using the original Delightful Dahlia stamp set.  Afterwards I used the new Additions set to add shading with sweet blush, lavender moon and berry sorbet.  The leaves were done in the same manner using shades of green.


I trimmed a piece of sweet blush card stock to just under 3" wide and cut it out with my Chevron cover plate.  I left all the pieces in the plate and ran adhesive across the back so they would stay as one panel.  I decided to hand cut a little banner for the sentiment and then trimmed the panels in gold using a gold paint pen.  I also added gold to the flower centers.  It's hard to see in the photo, but it looks so pretty and shimmery in real life.



I'm also submitting this into the Moxie Fab birthday card challenge and Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.






 
 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Delightful Dahlia, Delightful Dahlia Additions
Paper:   White, Sweet Blush
Ink:   Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Other:  Chevron Vertical cover plate. Delightful Dahlia dies, gold paint pen

14 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Sara this is so beautiful and feminine - love the pink chevron background and the Dahlias. A totally classy card.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Heather said...

Such a pretty card Sara, I love the chevron cut background and beautiful flowers!!

Thanks so much for joining at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

Such a beautiful card Sara!! I love the chevron cover plate and those gorgeous dahlia flowers!!!

Christina said...

This is gorgeous, Sara! The gold accents are stunning. Congrats to your daughters on their new blogs!

Jennifer K said...

Fantastic card, Sara! What a neat look to leave the chevron plate all together.

Geri said...

This is so gorgeous, Sara!!! Love the chevrons and the beautiful way you've approached the bottom with those pretty flowers off to one side! Love it and so happy you joined in the fun this time around at FUSION!!!

Michal Mac said...

Mommy! Teach me how to make something this gorgeous!! You've made countless amounts of amazing cards, but I think this one might be one of my favorites...

Kelly Griglione said...

Sara, I just checked out your daughters' blogs! You have to be one of the proudest mothers around!! They are so very talented! Way to go for encouraging them, and letting them use your supplies : )

And on your card, I love the texture you got from the center panel. The flowers are amazing! Thanks so much for joining the FUSION challenge!

Karen said...

so pretty and summery feeling...

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS card Sara. So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon!

~amy~ said...

This is so very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Sara!

Joyce said...

This is beautiful. I love how you have stamped and shaded the dahlias, and the chevron looks great all monochromatic. I still need to break out that die.

Cath said...

Hey Sara! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)