Timeless Tuesday ~ Seeing Clearly with Dahlias!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Flourishes July Reveal Week!  Yeehaw!  Are you as excited as I am about seeing what Flourishes has to offer this month?!  We are simply giddy about introducing our first of FOUR new stamp sets this month.  Don't forget, you'll have many instances to WIN some of our new stamp sets for your very own! And this, our first new stamp set....

...are as though they are fresh clipped from the garden.  These breathtaking Dahlias would be a prize on any card or creation. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this 4 by 6" set features two gorgeous main images plus five all occasion sentiments, perfect for all kinds of creations.

AND...here's one way to win this gorgeous new stamp set for your collection...
You need to find out who today's Mystery Blogger is!  Hidden among the Design Team is one Designer who has this set to give away. Comment on that blog and you could win today's beautiful Dahlias stamp set!

Now...on to our challenge...
Deborah is our lovely hostess this week.  And her challenge this week is to...

...use ACETATE anywhere in your project or card (FTTC228).

That's right, it's time to dust off those clear pieces of "paper" and create something fun and unique!
I started off by creating a tri-fold card base using Flourishes Classic White Cardstock and our Clear Cover Cardstock for the two outer wings of the card.

Then I cut 3 of the Taylor-Made Classic Keyhole Die shapes, again using Classic White Cardstock and then I airbrushed them with some shades of pink Copics.

Then I stamped the gorgeous large dahlia image from the new Dahlias stamp set twice using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink and began to colour them.  I coloured only the larger of the blooms on one image and fussy cut them out. I coloured all the greenery on the other stamped image plus I coloured the blooms with a base pink colour, just in case you can see under my fussy cut 3D blooms once assembled.


To colour my dahlias, I used the following Copic Collections:
R000, RV23/25/29, YG21/23/25/45, Y13.

 
 


Then I placed my layered dahlia blooms on the front of my card, adding some pretty Metallic Silver String and a fun Sparklet.
On the second, inner flap I chose to stamp the top of the dahlia bouquet from the new Dahlias stamp set using Memento "Rose Bud" ink and this wonderful sentiment...
 

And finally on the inside of my card, I stamped a birthday greeting.  The top of the greeting is from the Dahlias stamp set and I finished it off with the "Happy Birthday to you" from the Sentimental Favorites stamp collection...


Today we have both our Flourishes Finest Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Seeing Clearly" inspirations with you!  Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designers' blogs for your chance to win this gorgeous new stamp set.
Have fun!  Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win this beautiful new stamp set for your very own.

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by:  Flourishes LLC

Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes (Dahlias, Sentimental Favorites)
cardstock: Flourishes
patterned papers: Echo Park
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic
string: Flourishes
edge punch: Fiskars
gems: Flourishes

40 comments:

  1. Love your pink coloring and the paper punched borders! Beautiful inside finishing too!

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  2. What a lovely card. Looks like a great flower to colour. TFS.

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  3. Beautiful card, I love this new set, I hope she has more flowers in this release.

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  4. What an awesome card! I love all the wonderful detail and your beautiful coloring!

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  5. What a triple delight...love the folded design. Beautiful coloring!

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  6. This is gorgeous Ally! Love the way you coloured these beautiful Dahlia images.

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  7. Vibrant colors, beautiful flowers. Love the extra buds to use for dimension over the large stamp.

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  8. What a fun fold on your card and your Dahlias are colored beautifully! You always have a bit of the unexpected in your cards...super creative! :)

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  9. Beautiful card. Love all the detail.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful, Ally.....both outside and in! Your dahlias look gorgeous! xx

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  11. So very pretty Ally! I like the shape on shape with the clear cardstock, wonderful coloring.

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  12. Stunning Allison! I love the design and pretty pink Dahlias. :)

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  13. Beautiful stamping and coloring. I especially enjoyed the inside sentiment.

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  14. Oooo, this is pretty! You did an amazing job coloring that dahlia! Love the design of your card, too--one little gift after another. :)

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  15. This is pretty card!

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  16. Very pretty card! I like your use of the tri-fold with acetate and how you stamped each layer. Pretty coloring of the dahlias too!

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  17. Oh those rich colors - awesome card!!! LOVE this set!

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  18. Beautiful, Allison. I love the Fuschia and Dogwood collections you colored the blossoms with.

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  19. WOW! Your card is amazing!

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  20. Gorgeous card! Love how you colored the dahlias! The fold you used is great! TFS

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  21. Beautiful card!Love your coloring,Awesome sentiment!!!

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  22. Beautiful. I love your card.

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  23. Gorgeous! I keep looking for that die to come back in stock.

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  24. Love your bright and pretty colors...beautiful coloring, too!!

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  25. Beautiful card...excellent showcasing of the that new, gorgeous dahlia stamp set! TFS!
    Sandie L

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  26. Wow, Allison, what a perfect way to use the acetate. I love that tri-fold version. And such an amazing job of coloring and layering the Dahlia. Love this set and what you achieved with it.

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  27. This is truly a fascinating project!
    So visually appealing, not just the Dahlia (which is gorgeous) but the way it opens and uses the sentiments!!!

    Fabulously done!

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  28. Just amazingly gorgeous lady! The layering, colours and dimension are just stunning!

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  29. Love your coloring! Beautiful card -Tfs!

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  30. TOTALLY STUNNING with these colors!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS COLORING ALLY!!!!!!!:)

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  31. Beautiful - what a great card - love the stunning coloring job!!!

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  32. This is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is amazing and I love how you created the tri-fold with acetate. Such a fun spin on that style and a little surprise each time you flip a flap.

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  33. Beautiful card. I love the depth you have given to the dahlias through your gorgeous colouring and layering.

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  34. This is gorgeous!

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  35. Beautiful card Ally! Awesome use of the acetate paper!!!

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  36. Beautiful card...love this image of the Dahlia.

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  37. Beautiful card, I love pink and green together. Very creative with the acetate too.

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.