Story of Elegance

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! As we prepare for Spring, flowers are always on our minds. We are sharing flower-themed projects with you today and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Flowers are wonderful anytime and during this time of year the spring flowers are extra special because they signal the end of winter.  Yes!  Initially, I thought of tulips (my favorite springtime flower), but  my love for dahlias won out and I went for the Dahlia Days bundle.

This sweet little bundle is comprised of the Dahlia Days stamp set and the Detailed Dahlias dies.

Here’s what I created.

Friendship card made wih

Dahlia Days Love

I continued today with the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  I chose a black and white pattern, of course – who doesn’t love a beautiful black and white print, right?  I decided a Polished Pink Dahlia was exactly what was needed to make this beautiful DSP pop.

Close up of a friendship card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy 

Here’s how to recreate this card.

To start, cut a 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″ piece of Basic Black card stock and layer it with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Pattern Party DSP.  Add the layered panel to an A2 card base made of Thick Basic White card stock.

Trim a 4 1/8 ” x 2 7/8″  piece of Polished Pink card stock and layer it with a piece of Basic Black card stock that is cut just under 4″ x 2 3/4″.

Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to 4″ x 2 3/4″ and punch the corners using the Detailed Trio punch.  I love the way the punch mimics the design of the paper.  Then stamp the sentiment on the right side of the piece and adhere to the black panel.  Add the completed panel to the card base.

Construct a flower by stamping the Dahlia in Polished Pink ink and die cut using the Detailed Dahlia die.  Stamp the three leaf image twice in Old Olive ink , and the frond in Pear Pizzazz ink then die cut all three pieces.

Attach the die cut leaves and frond to the die cut Dahlia and add to the card with Dimensionals.

To finish add Pearl Basic Jewels around the die cuts and in the punched corners.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
  6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  10. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
Thank you again for stopping by.  I’ll be back on Friday with another fun card to share.

Until then,

Live Graciously!