Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Perfect Dahlia's...I Did It!

Hello friends.  The other day I mentioned that I've been on a bit of a vintage kick, so here's one more for you.  I used PTI's "Delightful Dahlia Additions" for this card, and I have to tell you that I've had a love/hate relationship with this stamp set!  I love it because I love Dahlia's, but I'd hated it because it's a 3 step stamp and I couldn't for the life of me line it up right!  Well, that's over!  Thanks to the MISTI I was able to line up the 3 stamps perfectly!  It really is an amazing tool, and while a little pricey ($50 - $60 depending on where you get it...I got mine at: ), it's definitely worth its weight in gold!  Take a look at these beautiful Dahlia's:

Aren't they pretty?!!  And here's a closer up view so you can see how beautifully aligned the 3 shades of pink are:

Before the MISTI, I had never been able to line these stamps up so that you could see so much's almost like they're popping right out at you! :0)  For the flowers I used Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, and Raspberry Fizz inks, and the leaves are Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.  The "En Francais" (SU!) background and "Flowering Flourishes" (SU!) background were both stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink, and then the whole card was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink (TH) to give it that vintage look. I also used a Spellbinders die for the top 2 layers.  A dyed to match seam binding ribbon and a few champagne colored pearls finished off the card. 

I know I should send this card out, but I almost feel like I should frame it just because it's the first time I ever used this stamp set successfully! :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!! :0)


Colleen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I didn't buy that stamp set for that reason! My BFF, Lin, did buy it and I don't think she has successfully used it yet...I will direct her to your blog (if she hasn't already seen it), it may give her hope and inspiration yet! We both have the, how did I ever stamp before (lots went into the circulr bin, that's how!!) Have a glorious day Marcia!

Linda said...

Marcia, Colleen did pass this info on to me and now I will have to give this stamp set a try with the MISTI. Hopefully, I can get it to look as beautiful as yours.