Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Addicted to CAS: A Big Dahlia Bday

The current challenge at Addicted to CAS is the code word: Flower.  I added a personal challenge - that I absolutely could not use some of my much-loved flowers - I had to find one that hadn't seen ink!

Happy Bday with a Big Dahlia


Now I'm not sure why this stamp had never seen ink!  I love its open and airy look.  I can also imagine it stamped on plain paper and some subtle watercoloring for a elegant look.  However, it is big and I had a really difficult time getting it to look right on a standard card.  I decided to really showcase it by cutting the card down about an inch and then letting the flower hang over the edge.  The whole thing is still just 4 1/4" wide so it will fit into a standard envelope.

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlia, sentiment from Pretty Peonies
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Versamark
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlia dies, Lemon Tart Button, The Twinery Honeydew twine, Cuttlebug embossing folder

14 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...love the embossing!

shirley-bee said...

Great card! I love how you've cut down the card to allow the flower to overhang.

Lisa said...

PRETTY Kim!! I love the polka dot background and the way your bloom flows off the card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely Kim!

mypapercraftworld said...

Such a gorgeous stamp to have inked up, Kim ... love how you've placed it over the edge of the card ... blooming lovely! Anita :)

Aileen said...

A good idea to ink up your unused stamp, it's gorgeous! Love it hanging off the edge. x

Norma said...

WOW! such a gorgeous card Kim and I love the pop of pink . TFS
Hugs,
Norma

Kim Heggins said...

Kim, just so beautiful...what a flower!

mayholicraft said...

So stunning card! Love the way you placed the flower over the edge of your card. I love the color scheme as well.

May

Vicky Hayes said...

Now that is a flower that couldn't be overlooked! Love the way you've positioned it off the edge of your card front.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm with you, HOW did that flower not get used before? You have showcased it perfectly!!

florenceandfreddie said...

Beautiful! Thank you Kim for playing along with the Addicted CAS Flower challenge this week.
Regards Florence x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This is simply delightful, Kim! Where do you get these design "fixes"? I wish I had your eye for detail! Hugs xxx

JD said...

Beautiful card!