Monday, 5 June 2017

Muse Challenge #219 - Delicious Dahlia

Hi there

It's new challenge time over at Muse and I'm delighted that it's my turn to be your designer this week.  I hope my card will give you some inspiration to play along this week and I'm looking forward to seeing your interpretations of it.

Hopefully there are a few elements you can take from my design; the colours, the bold blooms, the layout, embossed image, masking and faded out stencilling,

I wanted to make another card using the Delicious Dahlia set I used recently, but I wanted it to look completely different.  My previous make where I embossed the image in a pearl embossing powder on a pastel card base you can find here.  And this is how dramatic it looks stamped in black...

So, I began on a panel of white cardstock and stamped the image in black.  This was then embossed with a clear embossing powder.  I made a couple of masks for the flower heads and then blended through a scribble design stencil in coral ink, fading it out from dark to light.  I embossed the stamped sentiment in white on some coral cardstock and adhered the strip to the panel, before then adhering the panel to the base using fun foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Honey Doo Crafts - Delicious Dahlia; Clearly Besotted - Message Me
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Clear Gloss and Opaque Bright White
  • Stencil: The Crafters Workshop - Mini Webbing

Challenge entries:

Penny Black & More - June Challenge - Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge - Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #244 - Clean and Simple
Time Out - Challenge #84 Inspired by Words - 'Flowers and Friends make Life a Garden'

Thanks so much for dropping by, and I hope you can find time during the next week to play along at Muse :)


  1. Loving this card. Great stamping and the stencil is fabulous x

  2. I had to come and have a look at this stamp to see how you had done it. I was thinking you had hand drawn the lines in. How stunning is this bloom in black. No way I would have thought it was the same bloom as the one done on your card for Less is More. Just stunning with the black and then the red stencil. What an eye catching creation. Well done

  3. Fantastic card,love the pop of the red under the black flowers,awesome design...thank you for joining us at ATSM CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  4. I really like this card, Anita! Great colors, and the black dahlia is perfect :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Love the coral with black and white!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More challenge!

  6. Gorgeous card, Anita! Your black Dahlia's are so striking and I love how you faded out your stenciling in the background! I'm hoping to play along again this week :)

  7. This is one gorgeous in love with this! Those colors are fabulous too!

  8. love the blended background - thanks for joining our CAS Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More

  9. A super card and the design and colours give a really stylish feel, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More June challenge.

    B x

  10. Oh this is really fantastic. I love that stencil and the color you've used with it. The black dahlias look awesome stamped on top of the stenciling, and the sentiment is perfect. All perfect for our challenge at Time Out! Thanks for joining us!

  11. What a lovely striking design - I think I must try this sometime. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  12. so pretty, luv the contrast of the colors! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  13. Wow! Stunning. Your colour combo definitely caught my eye.
    Thanks for the inspiration

  14. Absolutely love this beautiful card Anita! So cool to stamp the flowers in black and have the color in the background.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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