Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Moonlight Dahlia



Today I am posting a card I created for Heartfelt Creations using a stamp set I have not used before.  It is the HCPC 2282 Moonlight Dahlia 2 PreCut Set. The base of this card is 5.5 inches square. Using a 6 inch square of ivory card stock, the border was punched using the Martha Stewart “Doulbe Arches” punch. I wanted to create a monochromatic card with the exception of the beautiful  Moonlight Dahlia. Two Heartfelt Creations decorative corners were cut out (HCD 701 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die)  The sentiment (HCPC 3354 Classic Message PreCut Set)  was stamped on a slightly lighter ivory card stock, so it would stand out, with VersaMark Ink then gold embossed. It was cut out with a Nestabilities “Labels Four” die then edged with a gold leaf pen. Some Sizzix foliage was cut out and two different sizes of Martha Stewart butterflies were punched. The butterflies were embossed with the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder.

The Moonlight Dahlia was stamped eight times with brown ink on ivory card stock and each cut out with the matching Nestabilities Dahlia die. Each flower was sponged with Tim Holtz “Tea Dye” ink. All the layers are from the smallest flower in this set. Layers were cut away to give the flower dimension. The edges of the petals were sponged with burgundy ink. They were then shaped and layered to form a dimensional flower. Once it was put together, it was sprayed with apricot glitter spray. A beige pearl was added to the center. All the elements were layered as shown. An ivory bow and two more pearls were added to complete the card.

The pretty dahlia was stamped eight times with brown ink on ivory card stock and each cut out with the matching die. Each flower was sponged with Tim Holtz “Tea Dye” ink. All the layers are from the smallest flower in this set. Layers were cut away to give the flower dimension. The edges of the petals were sponged with burgundy ink. They were then shaped and layered to form a dimensional flower. Once it was put together, it was sprayed with apricot glitter spray. A beige pearl was added to the center. All the elements were layered as shown. An ivory bow and two more pearls were added to complete the card.

Be sure to check out all the new cards posted by the Heartfelt Creations design team this week.  Here is the link.  Today Emma Lou gives you the first sneak peek of the Dutch Iris-Blossom 3 Collection. This collection is definitely one of my favorites -- more flowers to work with!  This new collection will also include some great sympathy stamps. There will be a total of 7  PreCut Sets and will debut on March 8 . These new sets will coordinate with a new exclusive Heartfelt Creations die, made by Spellbinders, and 2 dies released by Spellbinders at Winter CHA.

22 comments:

Chris said...

I just saw this on splitcoast and it is truly stunning. I love all the white on white die cutting/punching. Gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning! I just love it!
Jackie,
Oregon

Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!! I love white on white and this one takes the cake.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love all the white with just the touch of color by adding the flower. It's gorgeous.

june lanum said...

beautiful card love all the embellishments the flower, just an absdolutely gorgeous card

Chrissy said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Luv CHRISSYxx

The Other Patti Sue said...

Breathtaking! That's all I can say ( short of breath) LOL! Really it is spectacular!

Olena said...

Awesome! great job! Olena

Deb said...

wow, this card is absolutely beautiful!! I love how elegant it is :)

CraftinGranny said...

Absolutely beautiful white on white card Selma. Your flower is really gorgeous. "Hugs" Carol

Kerrie said...

Beautiful card!

Angelica said...

Selma, I absolutely love your choice of colors, how you kept everything white except the flower. Fantastic design.

redwasher1 said...

Such a beautiful elegant card!! I love the white on white!! Stunning!!

April said...

So beautiful! I love all the details.

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the monochromatic look with the flower being the only colour. What a beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

Nancy said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Very special indeed.

Karen W said...

Selma this is just stunning, beautiful job and so pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

very pretty!

Joyce

Donna said...

This is so amazing, Selma! I ma so in awe of the talent you put into your cards. My mouth is dropping open.

Sharon said...

Selma, This ia absolutely beautiful! Everyday I say to myself that THIS card is the best and then the next day you have surpassed the previous one. By far, my most favorite! Thank you!

Heide said...

Another beautiful Tone on tone card with the fabulous flower. Wonderful work, I have become a follower! looking forward to seeing more.

Stampin' Pam said...

GASP - gorgeous - pure inspiration girlfriend - LOVE IT!

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