Friday 23 May 2014

Regarding Dahlias - and other plants

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One week of May sunshine and suddenly there are flowers everywhere! And not just in the garden either: there have been a crop of floral challenges in Blogland too and since I love stamping flowers as well as growing them, I had to join in. Come and see:

I adore this beautiful bloom from Stampin' Up's Regarding Dahlias set and it needs very little to set it off. I gave it a twist by stamping onto the lovely textured core'dinations card stock and adding a double pierced frame.

I coloured the dahlia with Pink Pirouette and Strawberry Slush markers, working the colour into the textured card stock to get a canvas look. It was hard to get a decent photo of this but it is really effective in real life I promise! Regarding Dahlias comes with four fabulous sentiments and I chose the 'thank you' for this card, heat embossing it for extra definition.

CAS flowers are the theme at both Less is More and The Paper Players this week so I'll be linking this card up there, and also with CASology where the cue word is Flower.

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My poor garden is still in desperate need of some attention. I've clipped my filbert tree into a lollipop shape and uprooted those bold Valerian from the path but this weekend I'm determined to tame the Rambling Rector! He's gone quite berserk so wish me luck!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday,


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. I really like the paper pricking too!

  2. Very pretty thank you card. Good luck with the garden!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Stunning card Vicky, gorgeous technique, colour, image. Perfectly CAS.
    thanks for sharing
    Less is More

  4. This is gorgeous Vicky, the paper piercing is so effective and adds so much to the overall design.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. A gorgeous card, and I love the effect the textured cardstock gives the flower

    Bev x

  6. So pretty, Vicky! Love your technique and the paper piercing. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!

  7. Beautiful card, Vicky. Love the dahlia stamp and the added texture of the cardstock. The pierced border is a great finishing touch too!

  8. Vicky this is stunning, love the piercing you added
    Thank you for your LIM entry
    Less is More Designer

  9. This is so pretty, love the stamped image, and the paper pricking really adds to the finished look. xx

  10. Oh my goodness but the texture on this card is just amazing! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  11. Yes, GORGEOUS!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!!! I love seeing all this creativity and beauty for every single challenge- I am just blown away! Thanks so much for being a part of it!!!

  12. Fab card Vicky, lovely design.

  13. I really like this Vicky! I love the effect of stamping on the Core' looks like a canvas! :)
    Lizy xx

  14. Don't you just hate it when the Rambling Rector goes berserk?! Hope you get him sorted! That's a beautiful card, the texture is lovely. xxx

  15. Vicky, it's been a while since I've visited your blog and now I know I've been missing SO much!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that this is one layer, but it packs such a punch with all the perfect elements you put into it! W.O.W.
    Thank you so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

  16. Such a fabulous one layer card!!!! Your choice of card stock was perfect to support your gorgeous flower! I feel like watching a piece of painting on canvas. Way to go, Vicky! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology.

  17. I love the canvas look you have achieved, so effective x x


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