Saturday, June 1, 2013

Dahlia Thanks

Welcome again

 While the technology is co-operating I thought I would put up another post.


The card was inspired by the the Technique Tuesday Challenge.  I have recently started following this blog, and thought this was a good time to refresh my dahlia fold technique, which was rather rusty.


I also had to use a rescue technique as the doily slipped as I went to cut it, and one side was straight... so I placed that edge on the side of the card.


To balance that, I added the ribbon to the right of the bloom, and moved the sentiment to sit under the edge of the ribbon.


For interest I threaded the ribbon between the flower and the doily.  I also added the butterfly to 'finish' the centre of the dahlia, and some deep red pearls.

I learnt that the paper I used was rather thick for this technique, and the petals have lifted a wee bit - hopefully by the time it has sat in an envelope for a trip to the recipient, it should be properly flattened.

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23 comments:

mamapez5 said...

I love this flower. I watched the tutorial for making it on Neil Walker's blog, ages ago, but I haven't got around to making one yet. It has made a very pretty card. Kate x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely beautiful. Saw this gorgeous creation on Inspire me Fridays. Awesome job on the fold.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome job on the technique. Gorgeous creation. I saw this beautiful card on inspire me fridays.

Jan Marie said...

Great job! This is just beautiful. . .love the folding technique and the result. . .blessings!

Margaret said...

Your flower is gorgeous. Love the colors your chose for this.

Asha said...

This is very creative, Maxine! Thanks for joining our "To Die For" challenge at PolkaDoodles.
Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Bridget Larsen said...

Teabag folding was one of my favourite techniques, you did well with this dahlia fold and colour combination

Julie Fields said...

Great choice in the center butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! Love the color combo! Very pretty & great tip on saving your doily!

Christine said...

Love this beautiful flower!!! Great job!!!

Mynnette said...

I just LOVE the fabulous bold colors you used! And the butterfly center is so sweet!!! Thanks for joining us at TTT! :) Come back on Tuesday for another fun challenge!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty and I liked the butterfly in the center too. I really like this fold, and I will be doing it again.

pinky said...

Brilliant project! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.
Pinky

Karen Letchworth said...

WOW Maxine! That is crazy talented! I love that fancy flower technique. Thanks for sharing this, and if you get time - please come by and share with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings,
Karen

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! This is beautiful! Love how you made the flower!

Hayley Kew said...

I LOVE the die you used around the outside of your Dahlia flower. SUPER pretty!!! This is one gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday, we sure hope to see you back again :)

Darlene said...

My heavens, Maxine! This is really something!! What an impressive fold, it looks difficult, but the result is beautiful. I will have to go to the tutorial link and check it out right away. Love the striking color combo and your butterfly in the center of the Dahlia is lovely.
Thanks for the inspiration!

MiamiKel said...

This is super, Maxine!! What a gorgeous flower! I have only made this dahlia flower once and it was a chore, but yours is so fresh and lovely! TFS! BLessings!

Gemiel said...

Maxine, this is so beautiful!! I'm not familiar with the dalhia folding technique. It looks a little complicated for me, but I love the way it turned out. Layering it on the doily just adds another element to it's beauty.
Blessings!

jimlynn said...

Super fantastic!!! Very cool looking and so pretty!
Lynn

Suzette said...

A beautiful card, Thanks for playing with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.

Suzette x

Tracey said...

Great card; so pretty! The doily really sets off the Dahlia Fold Flower! Wish I had thought of doing that too. The straight edge of the doily looks like you meant for it to be like that. Thank you so much for joining in my challenge at Technique Time Tuesday! I hope you come back and play again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Sol said...

Great Flolded Flower.. So Creative.. And Lovely put together.. Great work!
Thank you for joining us at ATSC!. Hugs Sol :o)

Katy said...

Wow! This is such a pretty card! I love the colors you used and the doily in the background gives your dahlia extra depth! Thank you so much for joining us at TTT! :)