Sunday, October 31, 2021

PTI's Into the Blooms: Dahlia

Hello friends.  HAD to have the newest Into the Blooms: Dahlia dies from PTI's latest release, and then when Shauna Todd did a video using these dies to make a Christmas card, well, I just HAD to play along!  Check out her video HERE to see her BEAUTIFUL card and then play along making your own VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS card!

I actually have 2 cards to share with you today as I had die cut quite a few of the flowers and leaves out, and had more than enough to make a 2nd card.  Here's my first:


I have to admit that what excited me the most at first when I saw the Into the Blooms: Dahlia dies, was not the flower, but the leaves.  Both the pine sprig and the Dahlia leaves are gorgeous and have so much detail!  But after cutting out the 3 layer Dahlia, I fell in LOVE with all the dimension this flower has!!  I started my card just like Shauna did hers and taped off all four edges, but then instead of water coloring, I ink blended using Autumn Rose ink.  I used the All is Bright die to cut out my sentiment from a brushed gold cardstock, and then also decided to cut one of the pine sprigs from the brushed gold cardstock too.  The other leaves were ink blended with DOX inks, and the Dahlia's were die cut with Autumn Rose cardstock, and then ink blended with the matching ink around the edges.


Once I had all my pieces glued down I added a few crystal gems and this card was finished.


Using my left over pieces I started this card with a white on white card base using an older PTI die called Bold Borders: Polka Dot Die.  


Because the background is a little busy, I simply added my flower and leaves and then finished with a die cut sentiment from MB called Special Merry Christmas.  CAS and I love how this one turned out too!  Thank you Shauna for inspiring me for both of these cards.

Remember to check out Shauna's video HERE and then play along...there's a $25 gift card up for grabs if your card is picked. :0)

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


13 comments:

  1. These are both so beautiful Marcia. That dahlia with the greens is fabulous and I love the polka dotted frame.

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  2. Wonderfully festive and textured.

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  3. I like the ink blended frame on the first one, it draws you right in! The rose gold sentiments and accents are lovely too. Two marvelous cards, Marcia!

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  4. We really are so much alike, Marcia - sisters from other Misters? There are so many sets that the leaves have sold me on!
    This set is going to see lots of use, I just know it - both cards today are spectacular! From their colors, to all the details you've added with blending, and even the background panels! Gorgeousness!
    =]

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  5. Two gorgeous cards Marcia. That dahlia is so pretty in the Autumn Rose color. Love the blended background on the first card and lovely dotted background on the 2nd. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

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  6. Two beautiful cards! Love the deep red of the flowers. The variegation in the leaves is gorgeous. Great layouts as well.

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  7. I love these detailed die cuts, Marcia! And you've gotten wonderful depth of color in all of them! Two awesome Christmas cards, my friend!

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  8. I love the design of both cards, Marcia. THe ink blended panel with the large sentiment are wonderfully accented by your beautiful dahlia and those fabulous leaves. The polka dot border is one I haven't seen but it gives even more dimension to your card.

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  9. Both cards look amazing Marcia and the die cut leaves, sprigs and dahlia/flower look fabulous x.

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  10. Beautiful card! I love the word at the bottom and the coloring. Wonderful

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  11. Oh Marcia~these two Christmas cards are gorgeous. Love the Dahlia and Leaves die set...I wasn't quite sure I needed it, but after seeing your cards, it's on my list!!

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  12. Two beautiful Christmas cards using your new Dahlia blooms set, Marcia! Just goes to show that you don't have to use Christmas dies for Christmas cars. These are both really lovley, my friend! xx

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  13. I have missed so much Marcia, sorry... Beautiful cards and I particularly love the blending on your first card.

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