Dahlia Days – Come on Summer!

Today’s card was made using the Dahlia Days Stamp Set and Detailed Dahlias Dies. I had a Dahlia in the garden this summer that was this exact shade – a deep, rich purplish-pink. Is that a color? In the case of this card, the color is Blackberry Bliss! There is no instruction sheet today as the directions are pretty straight forward.

Cuts and Background Stamping:

The card base was cut from Blackberry Bliss and measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″. A piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock was cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″. This was used as the mat on the front of the card. I cut a second piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock for the inside greeting of the card.

I repeatedly second-generation stamped the large Dahlia from the stamp set in Blackberry Bliss – meaning I inked the stamp, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper once, then stamped onto the piece of Very Vanilla. I then used the 3-leaf stamp and stamped this across the piece of Very Vanilla in Evening Evergreen. I then used another leaf image and second-generation stamped this image across the card front in Night of Navy. The multiple stamping created a “custom” designer series paper. This custom stamped piece was then glued to the card front.

The Die Cutting:

I did lots of die cutting for this card. I first stamped the Dahlia flower twice onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, as well as the sentiment framed greeting. The frame of the sentiment was stamped in Blackberry Bliss and the greeting, from the Dahlia Days stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy. The flowers were stamped in Blackberry Bliss. I then stamped two of the leaf sets in Evening Evergreen onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then, all pieces were die cut. I also cut the lacey looking, large die from the Detailed Dahlias Dies from Very Vanilla Cardstock, this large die cut piece was cut in half (shown on the left side of the card front). Here is a closeup of this detailed die in Very Vanilla. It looks like lace!

I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere the “lace” die cut in Very Vanilla to the left side of the card. The greeting and one of the 3-leaf die cuts were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed in the upper third of the card. I then used Stampin Dimensionals to pop up the two die cut Dahlias and one of the 3-leaf die cut pieces and these were placed on the lower half of the card.

To finish things off, I placed a small pearl in the centers of the two die cut Dahlias and one small pearl in the center of the flower on the die cut sentiment frame. I second-generation stamped the large Dahlia in the lower right corner on the inside of the card after gluing down the Very Vanilla Cardstock. I also second-generation stamped the large Dahlia on the envelope flap and the lower right corner of the envelope front. The card is complete.

Supplies Used:

Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen and Night of Navy ink pads, Dahlia Days Stamp Set, Detailed Dahlias Dies set, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, and Pearl Basic Jewels.

I had fun working on this card and it makes me long for warm, sunny days…come on Summer! You can visit my online store here to purchase the supplies to make this card. Happy stamping and have a wonderful day!

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