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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Delightful Dahlia - Mistified!!

The first thing I wanted to try with my new MISTI 
(Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) 
was the multi-step flowers from Delightful Dahlia stamp set. 
I've never been able to line these images up - until now!! 
And because it was so awesome, I decided to make a card set 
using a design by Nichole Heady ((from this post)

All together I stamped 12 large and 12 small flowers - 
each with the three step stamps!!
I think I was making up for lost time with this set!!

Inks: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst & Sweet Blush inks.
 White adhesive pearls accent the flower centers.
Leaves: Fine Linen ink.
(full strength and stamped off once to create a shadow effect.)
Sentiments: Dark Chocolate ink.
Card bases: Hibiscus Burst . 
 All white panels were impressed with the Canvas Impression Plate.

 Sentiment: Mum's the Word

Sentiment:  Mini Blooms

Sentiment: Delightful Dahlias Additions
The inside of the cards were lined with white 
card stock and stamped with the small dahlia. 
Here's a sample of one of the card interiors: 

Sentiment: Big Birthday Wishes

 Inks: Summer Sunrise (full strength); 
Summer Sunrise (stamped off once) and Harvest Gold.
Card bases: Harvest Gold 
All other details are the same as the pink set above. 
Sentiment:  Mum's the Word

Sentiment: Mini Blooms

 Sentiment: Delightful Dahlias Additions

Sentiment: Delightful Dahlias

  I decided to give this set of cards to my future daughter-in-law when we visited with them earlier this month. I created a little gift box and tag to co-ordinate with the set.

The box was created with one piece of Hibiscus Burst card stock 
and some trial and error!! I wished I had made note of the measurements so I could refer to them if I wanted to make this again, but I was in a hurry to finish this before we left on our trip. All six cards and envelopes fit nicely into the box.

A Tag Sale #8 was used to create the tag 
and a white ribbon and bow are the finishing touches. 

 I stamped the outline image from the original Delightful Dahlias 
onto a piece of white card stock (cut with the 2nd die from Tag Sale #8) 
with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, so I could colour with copics. 
The leaves (Sending You) were added with Spring Moss ink.
The sentiments (Just For You) are stamped with Dark Chocolate ink.
I used the Linen Impression Plate to create some interest and 
then added this panel to patterned paper tag.

Wow! This was a long post!! 
Thanks for joining me today.  
 Karen C.


StephH said...

Karen, this notecard set is BEAUTIFUL! I haven't tried using the DD sets with my MISTI yet, but I am going to be soon. Like you, I've never been good at line up those layers. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

This is the set that I'm wanting to try with my MISTI! Absolutely gorgeous cards!


Anne said...

Wonderful project with beautiful cards. Great inspiration. TFS.

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous blooms! I'm sure every time you stamped you had to be smiling that it worked so well! Can't wait until I can get a MISTI! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card set!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! Your cards are stunning. The dahlias are stamped perfectly.

Kathy Mc said...

Karen, these are gorgeous! Now I'm sorry I sold my Delightful Dahlias set...and I did because I hated struggling with lining up each step. Where was the MISTI way back then? I'm just thankful to have one now. Enjoy your vacation!

Kara said...

Those bold flowers look gorgeous!

Joan B said...


Leigh Penner said...

These are gorgeous, Karen! I sold this set because it was so hard to stamp perfectly.... now that I have my MISTI, I'm sorry I let it go...

Danielle Flanders said...

These are gorgeous! They look so perfect! I caved and bought a MISTI yesterday!

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous card set! I just got the MISTI too! These are so beautifully stamped! I am your newest follower too! :) Jill