Stamping With Dahlias

by Kay Williamson
Pin the image below, and then take a walk through my garden of Dahlia cards! 0416CardPin The entire collection of ten cards was created with the Dahlia Unmounted Stamps and papers. 0416DahliaUMs Let's take a closer look, and I'll share a few tips along the way! DAHLIA JUMBO UM CARD#1 IMG_5715 copy Stamp the greeting first, surround it with dahlia and butterfly images, and color them with coordinating colored pencils. IMG_5716 copy CARD #2 IMG_5710a copy Stamp the dahlia/butterfly image onto a 4x5.25" White card panel with India Black ink. Create a rectangular mask with Post-It notes and sponge ink into the opening with a CS Ink Applicator. IMG_5705 copy Peel away the mask to reveal a colorful frame. IMG_5706 copy CARD #3 IMG_5736 copy Have a blast creating splatter images with this stamp. (And, without the splattery mess!) IMG_5556 copy CARD #4 IMG_5708 copy Stamp images and a sentiment onto a 4.75x6.75" Black panel with our crisp White Pigment ink. Be sure to heat set to prevent smearing. Sew felt buttons onto the panel with twine. IMG_5709 copy ART NOUVEAU UM CARD #5 IMG_5698 copy Test the effectiveness of colored pencils on the plain side of a Pink panel. IMG_5689 copy Stamp the large dahlia image with White Pigment ink, heat set, and color the petals. IMG_5688 copy IMG_5699 copy CARD #6 IMG_5701 copy Ink the large dahlia stamp with several colors. Apply Topaz to the center of the stamp, and surround with Fuschia and Amethyst inks on the petals. Stamp the image a second time without re-inking. IMG_5692 copy IMG_5694 copy IMG_5702 copy CARD #7 IMG_5697 copy Color the stamped image with watercolor pencils. IMG_5668 copy Blend with a water brush. IMG_5669 copy Fill the water brush tip with water, and flick color from the tip of a colored pencil. IMG_5670 copy Outline the stamped image with glitter glue. IMG_5671 copy GREETING UM CARD #8 IMG_5674 copy Stamp the butterfly onto the Yellow strip and stamp again onto White Plain. Trim and color the white butterfly and layer onto the Yellow strip with foam adhesive. IMG_5679 copy CARD #9 I love this simple card! Simply stamp and color a trail of sweet butterflies above and below the "happy birthday" sentiment. IMG_5673 copy CARD #10 Mask the center of a card panel, and sponge ink onto the outside edges to create a colorful frame. IMG_5676 copy It's a great day to stamp with Dahlia! Kay Kay0216
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