Studio Monday: Dahlia Flower 3 Ways
Hello crafty friends! It’s Nina-Marie here with you today, sharing 3 ideas for creating with our Simon exclusive Dahlia die. I love this die, as it is so stunning, it makes a gorgeous impact as the center point on a card.
My first idea for using this die is to foil it with a hot foil machine (I used the Gemini Foil Press, but you can also use the Spellbinders or Couture Creations foil machines instead). You could leave the foiling as is, or add color to it! I opted for a bit of color with Copics. The subtle Sea Breeze foil accents the coloring perfectly!
The second idea I have to share with you is in lay die cutting. I always enjoy in lay die cutting, and this Dahlia looks especially elegant in glitter cardstock. I used white glitter cardstock for the outline, along with blues and green for the negative areas.
Finally, the last idea I have for you is using simple die cuts with leftover backgrounds and scraps to make a fabulous design – I had this so much fun doing this, I made a whole bunch of these cards (keep scrolling to see them all)! I don’t know about you, but I have way too many scraps and backgrounds in my crafty space that never seem to get used… this is such a great way to knock down that stash!
I hope you will watch the video to see how I put all these card ideas together using the Dahlia flower die! Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today; I will see you again very soon!
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Love the dahlia die! Beautiful cards ❤
I love all of these gorgeous cards Nina-Marie, althoug the backgrounds are all stunning, the Dalia in all his/her simpleness stand out every time. Great idea to use left overs and try out background, that stash is laying there for later and later doesn’t come.
Thank you so much for this gorgeous inspiration.
I love that gorgeous dahlia die. You make the most beautiful and interesting backgrounds — wonderful cards.
Gorgeous creations! I love these flower dies!
These are all so pretty. I especially love the blues and purples with the gold foil accents.
So stunning!! I love that you were able to be so creative with one simple die… can’t wait to try this die out!
I love this die and your cards are just beautiful!!
I love the variety you achieved just changing the background!My favorite is the one on dark card-stock, so drmatic! TFS
What a pretty flower die. I like the one filled in with glitter. I already follow by email.
Even your “scraps” are beautiful, if these photos are any indication!
Love the bloom and the awesome background!!!!!
So many lovely cards! This die is one that will always be in style. tfs
Such beautiful cards!
Thanks for sharing…
These are all so gorgeous!! Three fabulous ways to use this beautiful die cut!
Beautiful collection! Love the dahlia!
These are just gorgeous.
Wow! All these cards are simply stunning! The backgrounds are gorgeous. And I love the Dahlia die. It is so beautiful!
Gorgeous inking backgrounds
and lovely flowers!
Carla from Utah
Love the colorful variety.
This flower ist a beautiful solitair.
Awesome backgrounds for these beautiful floral dies!
silly me thinking i didn’t “need” this dahlia die.
Gorgeous backgrounds they set off the die cutting wonderfully.
These are all gorgeous!!
Awesome cards and colouring technique!!!
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WOW these cards are awesome!!!
they are all beautiful in all the ways you used them
I love how unique each card looks!
I love the dahlia die cutted flow withe the purple watercolor background card
Amazing cards, Nina! The inlay technique with the glitter cardstock is beautiful, and the gold foil dahlia on the dark alcohol ink background is stunning! Looks like a really fun die to work with.
Wow, these are gorgeous. Hugz
Great ideas; you inspired me! TFS!
Love that flower and those wonderful ideas. Thanks for always stacking your videos with so many different techniques and ways to use the same item.
Wow Nina! These are all so gorgeous!!
Great cards! This is such a beautiful die.
Love these types of dies and your cards are fantastic! I have so many backgrounds in my stash – this would be perfect to use them up! Thanks for the inspiration.