The flowers are beginning to bloom in my garden and my first dahlias buds have showed their faces. Soon we'll have lovely large blossoms to put in bouquets. I love dahlias and I'm celebrating their arrival with this card.
The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik.
I based my card design on the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.
The image is colored with ProMarkers and die cut with an oval die from Cheapo Dies. The green mat is also cut with a die from that same set. I added a bit of green dp which was in my scrap basket.
The card front was dry embossed, although that's hard to see in the photo. I layered on the green CS mat, then ran ribbon along the vertical line where the dp and dry embossing met. On top of that, I layered on the image piece.
I printed, hand cut, and matted the sentiment before adding it. For embellishment, I found metal brads and heated them with my heat gun before dipping the heads into dark green embossing powder. The powder melts onto the hot brad heads and that way, you can use brads which are whatever color you need. They end up looking like shiny pearls.
My final touch was to 'dye' one of my white bows with green ProMarker, leaving the pearl white, and adding the bow to the lower portion of the image.
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Have a wonderful week and Happy Crafting. NanaConnie