Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Orange Dahlias

Greetings to my guests - Thank you for calling by.
It is a soggy summer in my corn of the Antipodes, and today I have been chased indoors from the garden by the rain, so I have chosen this cheerful card to share.


I used the Dotted Dahlias image by Nina B Designs for the focal point, stamping the large one three times and cutting two smaller layers.


They were painted with twinkling H2O s and mounted with foam between the layers to give dimension, and a pearl finished the centers of all three blooms.


The card base was orange card stock, with a green pattern designer paper layer. I made sure the palest corner was where I was going to stamp the quote from Spurgeon.


I finished the card by stamping a Dahlia bud and the sentiment inside.

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19 comments:

  1. This is stunning Maxine- your colours are perfect and the layering works so well! Gorgeous inside and out! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. My goodness, these flowers are gorgeous Maxine. Beautiful colors.

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  3. Hi Maxine
    Perfect colour combinations , beautiful card . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
    Shirley-Anne

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  4. Goodness is this ever PRETTY! 8-) Love your Beautiful layered flower and what Wonderful colors you chose too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

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  5. What a lovely card
    thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this fortnight
    Love Jan
    xx

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  6. Beautiful card on the outside and inside. Love the flowers and the quote.
    I saw your card on Make It Monday. Thanks for sharing.
    Wies

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  7. wow! This is fabulous! What a great card! Love the sentiment and layers of flowers!

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful Maxine! I love everything, but especially the flower and how you mounted the layers and the quote. Just beautiful.
    Alicia xx

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  9. WOW Look at those Amazing flowers they are gorgeous. Fabulous job.
    Hugs Bonnie

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  10. Gosh, this is stunning! so much detail and work has gone into it.thanks for joining with us at Lexi's this time and good luck!
    Jo x

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  11. Beautiful card! :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

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  12. These Dahlias are lovely! Love how the thin border strip matches the flowers. The sentiments are lovely too! Creation really helps us to see what kind of a person God must be.
    Love Pearl x

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  13. Oops, got so carried away looking at your lovely card forgot to mention I saw it at MIM.
    Love Pearl x

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  14. Hi Maxine! The dahlias look so beautiful!! I was hoping to get this set but it's sold out..;)

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  15. The brilliance in your flowers is amazing - so much detail work. Absolutely beautiful backround with the soft coloring not detracting from the flowers. The text is very pretty - both the sentiment and the fonts. Thanks for sharing your inspiring card!

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  16. Just gorgeous! I love your flowers, so beautifully coloured in and perfect for the design. The sentiment is spot on too.


    Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

    Lin xx

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D