Pals Blog Hop Vellum and a Dahlia

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Happiest Season”. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I am so happy I joined along this month, I almost did not because I am on vacation. But I loved the theme so much I could not pass it up! End of summer beging of fall has got to be the best time of the year! You are trying to cram in as much stuff in as you can before the kids go back to school. And looking forward to things cooling off even just a few degrees. I just love watching the Dahlias bloom through this time, the colors are always spectacular. The Delicate Dahlias stamp set coming out for the Sale-a-bration worked out perfect for me! I have a lot of cards I want to make with this set through fall.

I used the Hand Penned DSP to create the border around the outer edge of the card by cutting the center of the paper out with the largest stitched rectangle die. I heat emobssed the Dahlia and leaves on a piece of vellum that was cut to overlap around the outside inside edge of the DSP (I am still trying to think of a better way to say this). By doing this I created a pocket between the Basic White card base and the vellum. I added the Subtle Shimmer Sequence in the pocket. It creates a shaker style card, but really it just adds visual interest behind the Dahlia. I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the vellum to the DSP layer. I think tear and tape would work better because it is a thiner strip of adhesive (try that if you end up making a version of this card). I colored the Dahlia using my Stampin’ Blend markers. Mango Melody light and dark for the flower and Granny Apple Green light and dark for the leaves.

For the Sentiment of this card I White heat emobssed the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Sweet Treats stamp set on a piece of Mint Macron. I then used the Seasonal Lables die to cut out the sentiment and adhered it with Mini Dimensionals. To finish the card I added a Crinkled Whisper White ribbon bow to the top edge of the card. Then I saw a spot near the top of the card, still not sure what it is or how it got there, and will never know! I covered it with an Elegant Faceted Gem. That is correct, most mistakes can be covered up in the end!

Special Note! Be sure to add lots of antistatic powder to your card base with Hand Penned frame and to the back of the vellum. This will allow the shakey bits to move around more.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 8th. Our theme will be “Focus on the Sentiment” when our Design Team creates a project showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
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