Friday, March 5, 2010

Dahlia fold cards

I love Dahlia fold flowers so I was really glad to see the tutorial on the Stars and Stamps blog. I'd done some in the past but had forgotten how they were done. The refresher video was great!
http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2010/03/cardmaking-301-dahlia-fold.html This first one is a really big flower but it worked on this simple layout. The flower is made from 2 pieces of wrapping paper glued back to back and then cut with a scalloped circle die from Nestabilities. The gold backing circle is a larger size die by far. The center embellishment is made from the foil (not plastic) from the top of a wine bottle. It is adhered to chipboard and die cut in a circle. After dry embossing it in a Cuttlebug folder I added some Sharpie ink to the background. I really like how it came out! The Dahlia fold is great for making cards you can mail at first class rates. They fold flat but pop up when taken out of the envelope.



3 comments:

Kajikit said...

Magnificent flower!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kate said...

It's beautiful! I'm glad the tutorial helped. :)

Carole Meisenhelter said...

thanks for your comment on my blog Martha and wow I just love this card! How resourceful using the wine bottle lid insert like you did; excellent!