Heartfelt Creations Blooming Dahlia Card ~ Part 2


This workshop is part 2 of 2 and will continue to show how to make the dimensional dahlia card. The colours are wonderful and rich & also give an autumnal feel to the card.  The project uses the Teresa Collins backing papers & the black card sets the focal dahlia piece off perfectly. 


This is the finished dimensional dahlia which will be completed over the next few steps.


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Heartfelt Creations Dimensional Dahlia Workshop – Part 2


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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

 Spellbinder Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight Die : WIZS5-191 &

Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf Die :HCD736

 Heartfelt Creations Blooming Dahlia Pre Cut Stamp Set:  HCPC3549

& Open Leaf Pre Cut Set : HCPC3545

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Dried Marigold : DPDRDMARIGOLD

Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

 Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper : ALCIRED ~ Sunset Orange :ALCISUNSET  

& Sunshine Yellow : ALCISUNSHINE

Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool : ALCAPPTOOL

Heat Emboss Acetate : HEATEMBOS

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

 Self Adhesive Pearl Swirl ~ Many Varieties Available 

in the Creative Expressions Embellishments Section

 Creative Expressions Finishing Touches: Crystal Sparklers : DAZSNOW

or other Embellishments : Creative Expressions Embellishments Section

 Cosmic Shimmer Black Detail Embossing Powder : CSDEPBLK

or Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR

Archival Black Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM or Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Grime Boss : GB30

 Black Faux Suede Ruffle Ribbon : NV510

 Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Ink ~ Rich Gold (Metallic Set) : CSDIMET

 Black String / Burlap : SM08

A4 Black Card :40071 & Foundations Old Pearl A4 Gold Paper : 40441 

Bronze : 40767 or Copper :40440


Step by Step Instructions

1This is the finished dimensional dahlia which will be completed over the next few steps.


Cut out the 4 dahlia images that were stamped onto the gold, copper or bronze paper. Make sure the sizes are the same if not just slightly different as the acetate flowers. Select the dries clear Cosmic Shimmer glue.

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3 Add a small layer of the glue in just the centre area of the base flower.

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4 Curve the pearl paper petals upwards before adding over the glued area & then press just the centre down leaving the petals to curve upwards even more.

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5 Add some more glue before adding the next acetate flower matching the petals up as you go. Always keep the glue area towards the centre so that the descending flowers don`t show the glue underneath.

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Continue to build the layers in the alternate manner of acetate & pearl paper. Always finish with the pearl paper on the top. Set aside the flower to dry.

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7 Select the backing papers from the Creative Expressions Teresa Collins backing paper pad. Here the black & coral papers have been picked.

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8 Place the 2nd largest Spellbinder Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight Die & secure it in the centre of the coral backing paper using some low tack tape. This will allow a die shape to be cut to use as for matting & leave you with a piece of backing paper to use as the main mat for the flower. It saves cutting into a 2nd sheet of paper.

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9 Cut & emboss the largest die shape out in black card and lay this over the just cut out die shape aperture. Ink up the swirly dahlia stamp with the black archival ink pad & hold the stamp over the top right hand corner of the die shape. This will allow you to see where to lay the swirl.

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10 Remove the black die shape with your other hand & with a scrap piece of paper under the backing paper…..

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11 …. press the stamp down. Using the techniques allows you to be more in control of where the stamp is laid.

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12 Place the black die shape back over the aperture to show how the swirls will look. Heat set the archival ink so it does not smudge when adding the drawing ink later on.  Trim the coral backing sheet to 6¾” wide x 6 ¼” depth & mat onto a piece of black card.

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13 Cut the black patterned paper to 8” wide x 7¾” depth & distress the edges with some dried marigold ink before matting onto some black card. Use the off cut from the coral paper & ink single leaf images along the paper. Either cut the leaf out freehand or use the Heartfelt Creations open leaf die shape to cut the leaf out.

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14 Add some dried marigold distress ink to a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Take the stamped & cut leaves and ink down the side of the leaf. Make sure the edge that has the blue edging from the paper pad is covered with the ink.

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15 Add some of the gold drawing ink within the lines of the swirl area. This will enhance the swirl and bring all the colours together in the project.

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16 Cut some plain white or cream self adhesive pearl swirls so you retain them on a piece of acetate. Add some of the orange alcohol ink onto a felt applicator & add over the pearls.

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17 Add some of the black alcohol ink to the pad & continue to build the colour on the pearl swirls. This will give a nice variegated feel to the piece.

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18 Add the black die shape onto the matted backing papers using foam tape for added dimension. Now place the coloured pearls behind the die shape & curve them onto the backing papers. Place the coral die shape onto the black shape again using foam tape. Add the dahlia to the die shape using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. Curve the paper leaves & add them to the bottom left of the flower using a 3D glue for dimension. Finish the project by adding a black bow made out of the faux suede ruffle ribbon & complete with an embellishment.

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19 Here is a close up of the dahlia & the quick & easy leaves. The leaves could have been green but using the coral paper meant they could have an autumnal feel to them & it keeps the colour scheme to a limited colour palette.

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20 Here is the completed project with the dimensional dahlia as a focal point of the card. Try to look at a rubber stamp in a different way as often a different look can be achieved by adding dimension & using different papers and acetate.

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21 Colouring the pearl swirls has just helped to tone the black & coral together. Why not try different colour combinations depending on the time of year you are making the card for ~ Happy Crafting

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