Folded Dahlias

I’d never seen these Dahlia fold blooms before and as it was today’s technique challenge I just had to give it a whirl. Rummaging through my paper stash I found this beautiful My Mind’s Eye paper that I hadn’t used yet and thought it would be fun to do a vintage style design pairing it up with some new Rummage Bin stamps. These stamps are from the Beautiful & Art of Framing stamp sets and were fun to work with. For details on how to create the dahlia fold bloom…make sure you check out TLC153 , tutorial here.

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I’ve had this beautiful journaling card by Fancy Pants Designs on my desk for a few days just waiting for a project. I trimmed it down a little and used a 4×9″ card format to still have room to show the patterned paper. After sponging the edges and stamping it…I planned where it would be adhered to my paper and then stamped some flourishes to embellish the paper surrounding it.

jks-dahlia-closeup.jpgAfter creating the blossom as per the instructions…I have a tip for you. A double-sided patterned paper is perfect for this technique but I would probably use the lightest weight you can find. It is difficult to fold the heavier paper. To embellish the sentiment…a couple Creative Impressions brads draw your attention to it on the far side. Under my stitching at the top of the card, a scrap of crushed velvet ribbon by Making Memories and in the center of the flower…a My Mind’s Eye button tied with stitched ribbon and a little Creative Impressions safety pin.

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20 responses to “Folded Dahlias

  1. Gorgeous Julia! I absolutely love the flower you made!! Darling job!

  2. I’ve never seen those blooms either!! Off to see TLC153…
    P.S. Love your card!

  3. VERY cool, Julia! Love that flower and will have to check it out!

  4. Just beautiful, Julia! I just received the Art of Framing set and can’t wait to use it!

  5. I just happened across your site and absolutely love the card — how did you make the flower. I do not know where to find this tlc153 — would you direct me to it, please?

    thanks so much

  6. Wow! This is beautiful! I love the colors and layout and . . . EVERYTHING! I’d better go check out the challenge for the dahlia directions.

  7. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just adore this card.

  8. You make lovely cards, they are all very inspiring!

  9. Oh, Julia, this is GORGEOUS!

  10. Very cool & very pretty! Another technique I will need to try out!

  11. Beautiful flower, love the papers and stamping!

  12. Oh my word!! This i just gorgeous, and my favorite flowers are Dahlias. Man I’m gonna have to go and try this out now!!
    Thanks so much!!

  13. Oh my gosh — I love the way you incorporated the flower into this gorgeous card!!!

  14. This is so beautiful…and I love that fold!!!

  15. Julia – I love this card! TFS

  16. WOWEE! That is gorgeous! Love the dp and the stamps!!! And the flower is beautiful!

  17. I just happened across your site and absolutely love the card — how did you make the flower. I do not know where to find this tlc153 — would you direct me to it, please?

    thanks so much

  18. Yes I to would love to know how to make this beautiful blossom. You are so talented love your site THANK YOU for your inspiration!!!

  19. Donna Hartzell

    Please email me the directions for making your paper Dahils. I loved them.

  20. Julia

    I just read your comments from other crafters, would you please send me the pattern for the dahlia fold or tell me how to get the pattern. Your site is gorgeous.

    Tina Norton

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