Monday, September 14, 2015

Definitely Dahlia

Hello friends.  Playing with a new (to me) stamp and actually have 2 cards to share with you.  (as Darnell would call it: a two-fer!!)  I love BIG stamps that cover most of your card front, so when I saw the Definitely Dahlia (SU!) in the new catalog last June, I knew I had to have it!  But then it sat there as I just wasn't sure what to do with it.  Most of the samples I had seen done with it were all monochromatic, and while pretty, I felt like I was totally copying everyone.  Then it hit me yesterday what to do with it!  Take a look:
 
  

Didn't that turn out SO cool looking?!  I used some of my small PTI ink cubes and added the ink directly to the stamp starting in the center and working my way out.  I used Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, and Summer Sunrise inks, and then lightly misted the stamp with water before stamping on to my cardstock.  Absolutely LOVE all those colors together.  I added a simple large sentiment (Think Big Favorites: # 22 - PTI) and layered it with a card base and layer of Scarlet Jewel cardstock.  Quick and simple card!

Couldn't stop at just one though, so decided to try some bluish green colors next, and this one came out much more muted, but I still like it. 



Didn't this one turn out neat too?!  I used Tropical Teal, Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shores, and Aqua Mist inks for this one.  Finished this one by turning it vertical and trimming off a bit on the right side and adding a strip of light gray striped DSP.  The sentiment is from WPlus9's Hand Lettered Hello.  Also added a few white sequins to add a bit of dazzle! :0)

 Playing along for the first time with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, where they're asking for you to use a rubber or clear stamp on your card (this stamp is definitely red rubber!).  A couple days left if you'd like to play along, and you can find all the info right HERE.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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6 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Marcia! Love the blend of fall colors on the first one and the second has a very soft look. They're both are beautiful cards!!.

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  2. Gorgeous Dahlia's, Marcia. Lovely cards.

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  3. Beautiful!! I love the fall colors on the first one. The subtle colors on the second card look great, too! But you know me, the first card is my color palette, so I'm partial to that one. I still have to order that stamp!

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  4. Oh YES!! Stunning flowers, love the colors and with the spritz of water, looks like a professional watercolor card! You rock!!

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  5. Gorgeous cards Marcia! The are both so pretty and striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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