Sunday, June 28, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Summer Blooms Dahlia

Welcome back for Day 2 of the Clear Dollar Stamps sneak peeks! Today I only have one card to showcase and it's called Summer Blooms Dahlia. This gorgeous flower is my other set in my Dreamtime Designs line and will be available on July 1st!

This card reached trifecta with the CDS DT Challenges :) It fits the bill for the No Designer Paper, Inspiration and the Colour Challenge (White and Metallic). I was pretty darn excited to cram 3 challenges into one card - it's a rarity for me! The Dahlia has been stamped with Versa Mark and then coated with a 50% mix of Ranger Gold Tinsel and Ranger Gold Embossing Powders to create a really beautiful, sparkly image. This picture does not doe the the embossing any justice!

I pulled out my Tombow Markers and Aqua Painter to watercolour up the flower with a punch of colour against the white. I was able to create the design in the white card stock by using a metal stencil by Joy! Crafts. All I did was use it in my Cuttlebug with the same "sandwich" that you would use with your Nestabilities. I then took my craft knife and carefully cut out some of the embossed areas.

I finished off the card with an assortment of embellishments. I found the gorgeous glass beads at my local Dollerama while the luxurious ribbon and brass hat pin were ordered from Clear Dollar Stamps. The little brass embellishments in the corners are actually half beads that were supposed to be used for decorating bracelets from Michael's but I found a better use for them *wink*

Lori McCrosky has a picture of what the entire set looks like on her blog, you just have to scroll down to see it :) Be sure to hop around and check out the links below to see what the girls have come up with to show you!

Laurie Wilson
Lori McCroskey
Linda Borneman
Nancy Grant
Katie Renz
Candy Fosta
Sarah Taylor
Tori Wild
Angela Thomas
Cassie Trask
Stacy Morgan

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Summer Blooms Dahlia
Paper: Gina K, Watercolour, DCWV Metallic Stack
Ink: Versa Mark, More Mustard
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Joy Crafts Stencil, Craft Knife, Ranger Embossing Powders, Half Pearls, Metal Embellishments, Hat Pin, Glass Beads, Sponges, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Tombow Markers, Aqua Painter

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Beth S said...

Hi Kim. Your card is gorgous. Well done.

Penni said...

Hi Kim

This is absolutely beautiful. I adore it.


Becky said...

Kim this is just stunning! I love this. Your coloring is fantastic, and the embossed panels are lovely.

Always Playing with Paper said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the layout and the use of all the nesties and layers. So stunning.

Hope said...

It's beautiful.

torico said...

How beautiful...I love the dimensional effect on the flower. It's so delicate work. Amazing...

torico XX

Carla said...

This is just a beautiful card Kim!! Wow.

Emily said...

Wowser! What a fab card Kim!

Denise said...

Kim, this is absolutely stunning!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, this is so amazing! The colors in your flower are gorgeous! Love all of the layers and details!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous detail, Kim.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this is just gorgeous, love the embossing and layering, terrific coloring, great texture and framing and the pin beads are such a lovely addition!

Lisa Lara said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Kim. Wow. Your designer skills are amazing. Just love your images you design.

Kim Nath said...


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Such and amazing card Kim!! I always love your work, but this one is a show stopper!! All those marvelous layers! Wow!! Beautiful image too!!

Oma said...

Gorgeous card Kim! So stunning and elegant. I wish I had half the talent you have!

Angel said...

wow, is this gorgeous!!! amazing coloring!