Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: TECHNIQUE: Dahlia Flower

Friday, April 4, 2008

TECHNIQUE: Dahlia Flower

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


My Instructions

  1. Determine what Designer Series Paper you would like to use. I used the Afternoon Tea (from the Occasions Mini Catalog).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Therefore, with a given circle, put the peach floral pattern facing up. Then fold up sides of the bottom portion of the circle only.
  6. 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.
  7. Do this for all the circle, all the buds.
  8. I used a mini-glue dot to hold it together/closed.
  9. To finish the card, I used rub-ons (floral) from Love & Happiness rub-ons, in brown.
  10. I used the two-way glue pen to add glitter to the card and the flower buds.
  11. 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).