Yay….I finally finished it! I know I’m a bit behind but as I mentioned in my previous post, I had a small hiccup in my tendonitis which made crafting impossible for a couple weeks. I’m up and running again so let the fun begin!
This is the latest flower I created for you. I used my Spellbinders Dahlia dies and some black card stock. Watch the video below of all the step by steps to complete this gorgeous floral wonder!
Cut out two leaves. I used my Silhouette Cameo and a leaf from my library.
Mold the edges of the leaves using the 6mm end of the shaping tool from the McGill Paper Molding kit. Use the 2mm end to add some veins.
Add ink to the front and back. I chose to use two ink colors: Stampin’ Up! Old Olive and Versa Magic Hint of Pesto.
This is how the finished leaf should look. You will need two completed like this.
Use a die cutting machine to cut the petal shapes. I used a smooth black card stock for my petals.
You will need 4 sizes and a total of 3 shapes cut of those sizes. I used the Spellbinders Dahlia die set for this Black Dahlia.
To create the rich black undertone for this deep burgundy Dahlia you need to lightly ink some white pigment ink onto the front and back of each petal.
Follow up with a couple coats of a deep rich burgundy or dark cherry ink. I am using my Stampin’ Up! Raspberry Ripple.
This is the final effect you want to achieve.
Refer to the video for how I molded and assembled the flower. I you prefer not to watch my entire video please refer to the description box under the video for the time codes where the shaping begins.
I also made my own glitter color and I share that toward the end of this video.
Well I hope you like this flower. I will be upload another creation for the March Flower of the Month very shortly if all goes well 🙂
Thanks for stopping in!