Don't these look as though they have been fresh clipped from the garden? These breathtaking Dahlias would be a prize on any card or creation. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this 4" x 6" set features two gorgeous main images plus five all occasion sentiments, perfect for all kinds of creations! And here is one way to win this gorgeous new stamp set for your very own...
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 Dahlia stamp set!
Now, on to our Timeless Tuesday Challenge....
I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this Dahlia image! Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers so I was ecstatic to see this stamp set. The acetate was a bit of a challenge because I have not really done much in the past with it. I made a little acetate window for the sentiment. My first attempt to heat emboss on it ended up a warped and jumbled up mess but I was not going to be deterred! I tried again with much better success. The key is to let your heat gun heat up for a bit before you start embossing and then to move your heat gun on and off of your image until your embossing powder has melted. I did still have a tad bit of warping but by the time I adhered it to my die cut, you really can't tell! And speaking of die cut....SIGH...this is the newest member to my die family....isn't she beautiful? I recently purchased this at my most favorite stamp store ever, Impressive Ideas. It is a bit of a trip for me, but so totally worth it! The ladies there are the nicest people and the store is chock full of stamps, paper, ink, ribbon, dies...you name it! The minute you walk in, you just feel at home! I can't wait for my next trip there! The die set is from Marianne Design and it came with all of the dies to make this card plus one more that I didn't use! I have been saving her for a really special card and this stamp set was perfect! I edged that gorgeous panel in another favorite of mine, the Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen. If you have read many of my posts, then you know I have a love affair with this pen...it really gives it a classy edge, don't you think? And speaking of classy....here is a close up of this amazing stamp image...
The detail in this image and the sentiment is unbelievable and I cannot tell you how fun it was to color! You are wanting this set now, right? Well, you can win it....all you have to do is get those fingers to typing and leave some blog love for our design team! Remember, one of them is the Mystery Blogger! And after you finish with that, then get those fingers inky and enter our Timeless Tuesday Challenge! C'mon, it'll be fun AND you could win a prize that way too!! With all of the beautiful inspiration you are sure to find with all of these wonderful designers, there is no reason not to play along! I am so glad you stopped by today and I'll be looking for your creations! Have a great day and remember to check the Flourishes site tomorrow for Day 2 of Reveal Week!
- Allison Cope
- Broni Holcombe
- Cheryl Lea
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Deborah Anton
- Heather Jensen
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Julie Koerber
- Katie Sims.....that's me!
- Makiko Jones
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
- Margaret Gilmer, our July guest designer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing Pen, Versamark
Paper: Flourishes Classic White card stock, Flourishes Clear Cover card stock, My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart" and "Be Happy" 6x6 paper pads
Dies: CreaTables Square Set by Marianne Design
Other: Pearls and White Embossing Powder from SU!, Atyou Spica clear pen
Copic color Combinations:
And YR30, YR31, RV69, Y18, YG01