Happy Valentine’s Day!
Once you learn to make a flower using the Dahlia Fold Technique, it’s pretty hard to stop at just one! If you visited yesterday, you know that I shared another card using this technique with our Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. If you’d like to see yesterday’s card, you can check it out here.
To create the flower on my card today, I used See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper. The base of the card is Night of Navy cardstock with a layer of Whisper White cardstock which I ran through my die-cutting machine using the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder (all the supplies I used can be found in the Supply List below).
As I mentioned yesterday, about 1-1/2 years ago, I made a video showing how to create the flower using a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch but since then, the punch has retired. For today’s card, I used a circle in the Layering Circles Dies (the inside of the circle is approximately 1-7/8″) and I used our 2-1/4″ Circle Punch as a base to glue the pieces to. In the video I use a larger circle as I show you how to make the fold so that it’s easier to see what I’m doing and I recommend doing the same thing when you’re practicing BUT don’t use cardstock, use a thinner paper such as computer paper. You’ll get frustrated trying to make the folds if your paper is too heavy. You can view the video HERE and please note that several products in the video have since retired.
The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock using the stamp set Butterfly Gala. It was die-cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I hope you’ll give this fold a try! It may look difficult but it really is much easier than it looks!
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