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Sunday, July 10, 2016

It's Definately Dahlia Time of Year: PP303

Hi all--it's my turn to host our color challenge at The Paper Players this week and I think it's a pretty one:
We just returned from a week away visitng family and I made today's card before I left.  Looking at it now, I'm not sure I love it but I was in a hurry and couldn't fuss with it.  Take a look:
I had the idea to stamp the gorgeous bloom from Definately Dahlia in Mint Macaron and fussy cut them for a dramatic look.  I layered them over a Swet Sugarplum print from the Playful Palette DSP stack.
I pulled in some Island Indigo with the large sentiment from the hostess-only set, Time of Year, and coordinated it with a strip of Island Indigo DSP.  I fussy cut the sentiment banners from the Time of Year set and added a little bit of retired crochet trim.
This flower is so pretty and was the perfect accent for the inside of my card.  The Island Indigo sentiment is from an oldie-but-goodie PTI set called Signature Greetings.  Love the handwritten font on this one.

I hope you enjoyed my card today...do check out the rest of the inspiration from our fabulous Design Team at The Paper Players.  I hope you will have a chance to play along with us before the challenge closes on Friday, July 15th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team
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10 comments:

Andrea W said...

Clever way to use the Dahlia stamp and I really like how you used the colors. Your card is lovely!

Joanne James said...

I love the way you used the dahlia stamp here Nance - the fussy cutting and layering works beautifully and this is such an original way to use this stamp. The overstamping of the bold sentiment is also really effective. Great card!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance this card is fabulous! Love your colors and the background DSP really gives dimension to your fussy cut dahlias ... Very nice inside too...as always. Hugs.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card Nance, very creative way of using the stamp. The colors are refreshing too.

stampwithsandy said...

Nance this is just beautiful, inside and out! What an awesome color combo and I love those big dahlias!

Linda Callahan said...

The dahlia looks fabulous! I love these colors - great challenge - and beautiful card!

LeAnne said...

I love your big bold blossom, especially with the little big of Island Indigo! I am glad you challenged us with these colors...they are so striking together!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, I LOVE those big, bold dahlias! You certainly challenged us with these colors, but I love what the team created with them. Your card will certainly brighten someones day! BIG HUGS! XX

Colleen Begley said...

Love those big Dahlia's, Nance! The banner looks great too. I think you can go back to "loving" your card, LOL.

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love that you stamped the sentiment onto the flower and the lace is the perfect finishing touch. Fabulous card.
hugs
jaydee