The color challenge for this blog hop was to use at least three of the following colors:
- Soft Succulent
- Soft Sea Foam
- Petal Pink
- Polished Pink
- Rich Razzleberry
Of course, being the overachiever that I am, I decided to use ALL the colors for my Delicate Dahlias card. I used the Delicate Dahlias stamp set (FREE until September 30th with a $100 purchase) along with a sentiment from Shaded Summer and the coordinating Summer Shadows dies (also FREE with $100 purchase).
- 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” Rich Razzleberry Cardstock for card base
- 5 1/4” x 4” Petal Pink Cardstock for card front layer
- 5 1/8” x 3 7/8” vellum for card front
- 5 1/4” x 4” Basic White Cardstock for inside plus a large scrap piece for stamping the flowers
- Blends in Rich Razzleberry, Polished Pink, Petal Pink, Soft Succulent and Soft Sea Foam
- Scrap pieces of Soft Succulent and Soft Sea Foam cardstock for leaves and sentiment
- Soft Succulent, Rich Razzleberry, Polished Pink & Petal Pink Ink Pads
- Gold Simply Elegant Trim
- Gilded Gems
- 91% alcohol in a Spritzer
- Adhesive of choice
- Paper Snip Scissors
I used the alcohol technique with Blends and 91% alcohol on vellum. It’s such an easy technique. All you have to do is color on the vellum with your Blends in whatever pattern you want (the thicker lines and circles work best) and then spray it with a spritzer filled with 91% alcohol (found at any drug store). You can use a heat tool to speed up the drying process or wait for it to dry. Then I glued the vellum to the Petal Pink layer and then attached it to the Rich Razzleberry card base.
Next, I stamped my flowers in Rich Razzleberry, Polished Pink and Petal Pink before fussy cutting the flowers. I then used the Summer Shadows dies to cut out my leaves in Soft Succulent and Soft Sea Foam and then stamped my sentiment in Soft Succulent ink. Finally, I attached all my pieces with glue and dimensionals including my gold bow. I finished the card with a few Gilded Gems.
I just love how all these colors worked together! Let me know what you think of my Delicate Dahlias card by leaving a comment before you hop onto the next blog post. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter before you go.
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Mo Rootes says
Lovely vivid card Polly, love it x
Karen Egan says
Lovely card Polly x
Kirsty Pattrick says
Beautiful card Polly, really striking!
Kim Price says
Cindy Mitchell-Clark says
Such a pretty card, love the way you used the Alcohol Technique to make the background, thanks for sharing
laura mackie Stampin' Up says
Gorgeous card Polly, Love your background
Thanks for sharing
Gez Carpenter says
Great card, I have just bought some 90%+ alcohol to give this technique a go 🙂