Saturday, May 23, 2020

Pom Pom Dahlias

I love creating the Pom Pom Dahlia using Susan's Garden Notes Dahlia die set.  It is a rainy day without much to do, so I created dahlias in a variety of colors. The true colors are not showing up very well in photos today.   For each flower, I die cut the petals out of white card stock and sponged on ink.  The two lower petals on each flower is a light color, then a slightly darker color on the next two layers of petals, and a darker shade in the very middle.  For the white dahlia, all the petals are white except the two smaller size petals  in the center - an very light yellow was used for the next to smallest petals, and a very light green ink used on just one of the very smallest petals.  By lightly spritzing the petals with water just before shaping, the rolled shape will hold.  Be sure to let the petals dry thoroughly before gluing the layers together so you don't lose the shape.   

For my first card, I used a yellow, red, and orange pom pom dahlia.  

The sentiment is a Tonic Studio die.  I don't remember where I got the lacy die cut behind the flowers.  

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