A Vellum Dahlia

Splittcoaststampers issued a wonderful technique lovers challenge, TLC-153, where we were encouraged to learn the folding of a series of eight circles called a Dahlia fold. When all eight circles are folded and assembled, the combined unit makes a large Dahlia. Instructions for the fold can be found here. The results that I’ve seen from this fold are spectacular and so very unpredictable. I thought long and hard before I decided to see where vellum would take me; I thought the translucency of the vellum would play up the unpredictable element of this fold and was quite pleased with the results. Everytime I eye a double sided piece of cardstock I wonder how it will turn out with this fold. To make the card I anchored the Dahlia onto a piece of white cardstock cut with my round scalloped nestability. That unit added to a white cardstock card layered with blue and white polka dotted print from Nana’s Kids. Embellished with brads and a small square frame, the final touch is a flourish cut from green vellum with a Quickuts die cut. Come on, you know you want to make one! Get ready to be surprised! Supplies: Stamps: Sentiment – Printworks Paper: Nana’s Kids, Vellum Ink: Marvy Accessoies: Nestabilities, Quickutz, Brads

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 19, 2008 - 8:59 pm

    this is really pretty, I am going to give this one a try.

  • Ruthann PerrySeptember 29, 2010 - 6:34 pm

    What a beautiful card, the effect of the vellum is fantastic. I’m going to seriously give this a try, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel