Monday, January 28, 2008

Saffron Dahlia



There is a technique challenge over on SCS, and today's challenge was to create something with a dahlia fold. Basically you fold circles of paper, arrange them together, and they look like a dahlia flower. Here is my first try, and I kept it clean and simple.

The background stamp is Pretty Pattern Backgrounder, and the "thanks" comes from the Scripty Words set from Cornish Heritage Farms. I found my retired velvet Teal ribbon (from SU) and paired it with a Teal rhinestone brad (also SU) just to have a little pop of color.

You don't want to use a heavy cardstock to make this dahlia flower - it would be very hard to make those tiny little folds. Use a doublesided paper for maximum effect, lightest weight possible for easier folding.

2 comments:

Kristine said...

This is sooo pretty! :) I really enjoyed making this too. Love your color choice--very soft and warm. ;) Have a great day!

Joan Ervin said...

Super gorgeous Dahlia, Holly...love the colors and the fabulous velvet ribbon and brads