Friday, February 13, 2015

Papertrey Ink Challenge #5

        Papertrey Ink Challenge #5   Use a new set, or one that has not been used much.

One of the first sets that I purchased from PTI was the Delightful Dahlia set, but I did not use it much as it never looked like the flowers that I saw as examples on the blog.  I just thought it was operator error......until, I realized that there was a Delightful Dahlia additions set.  So I ordered that and now I can play with it.  I am still learning about all of the layers that you can use to get a more real effect. 

On my card, I started with watercolor paper and use white heat embossing for the flowers and leaves.  Next I used my Distress ink pens to color them and added some water to blend the colors.  I used mostly shades of orange on the flowers and then stamped the additions with GKD ink Tomato Soup.  Really brought out the dimension. 
The BG is die cut with Lil Inkers diagonal die and I colored some of the diagonal with the Tomato Soup ink. this was all on a base of GKD Kraft card stock.  I fussy cut the flower and leaf image and Popped it out with foam tabs.
Here is what I got.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, Delight Dahlia. 

I am very happy with  how this one turned out.

Thanks for stopping and look out for another post later today!  Thanks for your bits of love.  They are very much appreciated. 



  1. Oh I am so glad you got the additional set to the first one, YOWZA! This is absolutely gorgeous, I love Dahlias, they grow so big and bold in my gardens! Great choice of color and I love how you colored the flowers orange and then added the tomato soup red, they really do POP! The white embossing and then the second step of coloring the leaves gives them so much depth and dimension too. I like that cover plate die too with the tomato soup oozing from beneath. Mmmm tomato soup....and grilled cheese! lol Fantastic project!

  2. Your flowers look amazing! Love the stitching, too!

  3. I love this. Beautiful flowers and love the colors of it too.

  4. Well I don't remember this stamp or the samples. but this is absolutely fabulous. I love the colors you got with the water coloring and the diagonal background is perfect.

  5. This is just so stunning!!! I love the colors, the background, the white embossing, just everything! You have used this stamp set perfectly - thanks for the great inspiration - I need to copy this!!!

  6. Lovely Card, the flowers are gorgeous!

  7. This is one of my favorite cards of yours! Those flowers are stunning! Really really pretty Barbara!! Think I need that die cut!

  8. This is really beautiful! I love the wonderful colors! I have this set it!