Susan’s Dahlia with PanPastel

Good Friday morning.  I have a gorgeous flower project to share with you today made using Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Dahlia die set.  I had so much fun coloring and assembling the flower. I paired it with a soft Belleek Inspired background and created a frame using the Sizzix Border, Label, Medallion and Key set to create the frame.

KC Sizzix Dahlia 1 right

I brayered plum colored ink on the inside of the embossing folder and embossed with the front side of the folder face down.

KC Sizzix Dahlia 1 center

I Google searched for dahlia photos for inspiration and look at all the beautiful flowers that pulled up.  I cut all the pieces using white cardstock and colored them using PanPastel.  Oh how I love that stuff!  I formed the flower petals and leaves using tools from the accessory tool kit.  You can see the step by step tutorial on the Sizzix site here. I wish I had had time last night to take step by steps for a tutorial when I made this but I just got home too late from work do it. I promise I will do one in the future.

KC Sizzix Dahlia 1 close

I assembled the flower using Crafter’s Pick glue.  I thought you would like seeing the view from the side that shows on the different layers.  It looks so real that I can hardly believe I made it.

KC Sizzix Dahlia 1 left

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great Friday and upcoming weekend.

Card size”  5.5” x 4.25”  Paper:  Papertrey White Ink:  Stampin' Up! Pale Plum

18 thoughts on “Susan’s Dahlia with PanPastel”

  1. Kittie, this is just stunning…… I’ve ordered my Pan Pastel’s… they might help me……. absolutely gorgeous… Again, I am in awe of your ability…. thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

  2. Good Morning, Kittie. Love your flower. and thanks for the suggestion of putting the embossing folder front face down, It seems more impressed. Like that idea, ans looks super here…..have a good week-end.

  3. What memories this brings back to me…dahlias were my father’s favorite flower along with zinnias. I LOVE the authenticity of this one. The frames and background are so perfect for this card. Thank you for today’s blessing and have a fabulous weekend. TFS.

  4. Good Evening Kittie,
    I am late today, but I want to write to you.
    You have made a wonderful card again!
    I love your gorgeous dahlia, so real……and a wonderful color!
    A real Beauty!
    Hugs, Eva.

  5. Dahlias are one of my favourite summer flowers. I love going for walks and enjoying people’s front gardens, with Dahlias and of course Roses too. This card reminds me of those beautiful flowers and all the amazing colours they come in. Thank you for sharing this beautiful, inspiring card. I must order the Dahlia die, really soon.
    Jacquelene L


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