Good Saturday afternoon. I am a little late with my post today. I just couldn’t get myself moving this morning as early as I usually do. I have another frame project to share with you today using Susan’s Dahlia set and colored with PanPastel. I love this flower.
I started by cutting out several of each petal. I didn’t use the largest die on the larger flower because I wanted to keep the flower smaller. The two smaller flowers were made using on the smallest flower die and the center rolled die. I colored the vanilla cardstock flowers using magenta pastel, then lightly added some permanent red and finished by adding touches of yellow.
I created the frame using gold cardstock that I lightly painted with crackle paint and double mounted using a layer of gold that I colored lightly with a copic marker to add some depth. You can see my step by step tutorial of how I created this mitered frame over at the CLASSroom.
I cut the Honeyblossom Sprig, Gentle Leaf and punched a few branches using my Branch Punch using light green cardstock. I colored them lightly with green pastel. I attached the sprig to the base using rolled glue dots in a few spots. I attached the flowers with glossy accents. I finished by adding the pieces of foliage at the bottom of the main stem and attaching with glossy accents. I really love the brightness of the flowers with the soft green foliage and frame.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a great day.
Card size” 5.5” x 4.25
Oh wow! What a stunning project! Love the distressed frame (fantastic tutorial). The color you used for the flowers is gorgeous.
Just when I think it couldn’t get better than your last post it DID! Love this gorgeous dahlia creation! I tell you, you are Queen of the die cuts. You truly have a talented eye for this. Beautifully done as always Kittie.
Kittie, I love this! Your colors are gorgeous and the frame is beautiful.
You always put a smile on my face and in my heart! Thank you for the tutorial!!!
Beautiful, love the depth you achieved on the frame and the flowers are colored so pretty. I have started a inspiration post on my blog that I do on the 1st and 15th of each month and today I used one of your cards for my inspiration, thanks for all that you share, Love your work!
Very pretty Dahlia. Im glad to see you create a smaller version I guess I didnt realize you could do this with the die and still get a pretty Dahlia. Seeing you have three flowers on a A2 card size and they look beautiful tempts me to give this flower a try. I do love how you color with them pan pastels. Wish they werent so pricey.
I realize the PanPastels are pricey, but I can honestly tell you I have had mine for over 6 years, teaching and creating projects, and they are still in “like-new” condition! I love the way you colored my Dahlia–it’s one of my favorite flowers and one that was a prize-winning for my Grandma Gladys. You never cease to amaze me, XOXO
This is just beautiful!
This is just so amazing. It looks like a real frame.
Beautiful creation with wonderful flowers !