Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dahlia Happy Birthday



Time for a new challenge at Time Out. Challenge #102 is a Home Sweet Home Challenge - a photo inspiration with a homey twist. I focused on the color scheme using gold and copper metallic inks along with black and dry embossing. The "happy" is die cut from copper metallic glitter paper, popped up on three layers of black, and inlaid into the stamped panel. I debated on whether to use gold or copper for the sentiment, but on the advice of my favorite in-house card critic (my 18 year old son, Greg), I went with the copper. It was very hard to capture the copper embossing on the little black banner in the photo, but it really looks great IRL.

The challenge runs from February 1 to February 14. Head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog for all the details and to check out the awesome cards that the DT created for your inspiration. Guest designing with us for this challenge is the awesome and talented Trina of My Crafting Closet. Trina is a wonderful designer with a mad coloring and ink blending skills. Visit her blog, her work is sure to delight and inspire you.

Our sponsor is STAMPlorations. A winner will be drawn at random to receive a $15 gift voucher to spend at the STAMPlorations store.

See where the inspiration photo takes you, take some Time Out to create, and join us in the gallery. I can't wait to see what you create!

Supplies:
Paper~Neenah Solar White 110#, Antique metallic gold cardstock from Hero Arts Monthly Kit December 2016, American Crafts Glitter Paper Pad, Gina K Pure Luxury Black Onyx.
Ink~Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz and Celestial Copper, Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark.
Stamps and Dies~Concord and 9th Turnabout Dahlia stamp and die and Happy Card Frame Dies, PTI Wet Paint stamps and dies, Winnie and Walter The Big The Bold and The Happy stamps.

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12 comments:

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous bloom, Stephanie ... so striking and shimmery ... such a great blend of metallics with the black and white ... and a fabulous touch of dimension in the petals! Hugs, Anita :)

Gerrina said...

Such a great card! Love the diecuts and you picked the colours so good! Hugs, Gerrina

sandie said...

I like the copper too! And I like this creative take on the photo-very original. And what patience you must have!! Super card Stephanie x

Penny Hanuszak said...

Stephanie I love your interpretation of the picture challenge and the simplicity of your design. The Dahlia with its gold and copper metallics is beautiful and I like the way you've arranged your sentiments. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday "anything goes" challenge this week

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my, Stephanie, what a stunning card! Love the clean and simple lines. You've taken the inspiration photo and truly made it your own with this interpretation. Love the combination of die-cuts, dry embossing and heat embossing. The copper was an excellent and elegant choice. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Helen said...

A great card, Stephanie! The metallic colours really pop when teamed with black and white! Using dies for dry embossing adds that extra interest to the background! Thanks so much or joining our "Anything Goes Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Kath Ricks said...

Striking! Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday!

Melissa Bove said...

Stunning card! Love the great color combo and beautiful design!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Trina P. said...

You’ve captured the colours beautifully in your dahlia. Love the dry embossed background. Sweet birthday card..

Nancy said...

What a stunning dahlia flower. I would not have thought to use these colors on a flower, but it looks incredible! The sparkly die and the the black sentiment makes it pop! Thanks so much for being in our gallery at Seize the Birthday!

Nonni said...

Sorry for visiting so late, Stephanie! Your car has not "gone old" though, it's so pretty! I love this die and the colors you chose. Cool idea to heat emboss with copper on black card -I'll have to try this!

Jill Vickers said...

I love your take on the inspiration photo - your flower looks so gorgeous in the black and white and gold colour scheme! I really love how you used the die to dry emboss the leaves too - it adds the perfect amount of texture and really completes the design - I will have to CASE that idea ;)