We did this project during our last techniques class. It's based off the sample from Split Coast Stampers (by Donna Moore). I had seem some really great samples of Dahlia flowers, full flowers as well as these 1/2 flowers - they are all so pretty.
Stampin' Up! Supplies and Accessories
- Designer Series Paper (I used Afternoon Tea, Occasions Mini Catalog)
- Carousel Notes (from the Occasions Mini Catalog)
- Love & Happiness Rub-ons (in Brown)
- Dazzling Diamonds
- Two-way glue pen
Tutorial from Split Coast Stampers
- Determine what Designer Series Paper you would like to use. I used the Afternoon Tea (from the Occasions Mini Catalog).
- Use the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. Punch 5 Circles (3 to be used for the main flower, and 1 for eac of the smaller flowers).
- Fold the circles in half one way, then again in half the other way (not folding the top so much so there is only a significant crease on the bottom half).
- In my example, I wanted the pattern with the Sky Blue and Chocolate Chip, small roses(almost looks like wallpaper), to be the "main" part of the Dahlia flower.
- Therefore, with a given circle, put the peach floral pattern facing up. Then fold up sides of the bottom portion of the circle only.
- Then flip over the circle. Now Sky Blue and Chocolate Chip (wallpaper-like) pattern is showing. Now, bend over the sides to meet the center of the flower - you will now see the mini folds you just did come to the front.
- Do this for all the circle, all the buds.
- I used a mini-glue dot to hold it together/closed.
- To finish the card, I used rub-ons (floral) from Love & Happiness rub-ons, in brown.
- I used the two-way glue pen to add glitter to the card and the flower buds.
- I also used rub-ons in white on the Chocolate Chip envelope.
NOTE: You could also use the Dahlia technique with green cardstock as a bud base for the flowers (as in the sample from Split Coast Stampers).