Today I have a basket of dahlias and lilacs for a special friend.
For the lattice background I used the Tonic Studios Classic Quatrefoil die. It was die cut using white card stock and attached to the front of a purple card front. I used the Nuvo Adhesive Tape Runner to add adhesive to the back of the Quatrefoil die cut. Once you attach it to the front of the card, you can use your fingers to rub off any extra adhesive that shows through the die cut design.
The Garden Club Gathering Basket was die cut, colored and attached to the bottom of the card using Tonic's Craft Perfect Adhesive Pads in the center. Around the edge of the basket I used the Nuvo Tape Runner and pressed it down well. The top of the basket was left open to insert the flowers.
The Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia die set was used to die cut 8 sets of petals, using white card stock. I always like to prepare a lot of petals at one time, even if I don't need all of them for the project I am working on.
Using Nuvo bright pink hybrid ink, the center of all the petals were sponged on both the front and back. Leave the tips of the petals white.
Once all the petals were sponged with the bright pink ink, Nuvo Hybrid dark purple ink was sponged on, leaving some of the pink showing toward the tips. Next all the petals were shaped and assembled. On this card there are 2 large mums, 1 medium and 2 buds.
Using an older Garden Notes die set, lilacs were created. Light purple card stock was die cut and the edges of the petals were sponged with Nuvo Hybrid dark purple ink.
To assemble the arrangement, an ECD leafy branch was die cut and placed in the basket, then the lilacs. The dahlias were attached using dimensional glue dot then the dahlia buds added.
The sentiment and butterfly are from the the Tonic Craft Kit #29.