Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dahlia


The Dahlia is one of the new rubber stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle (and definitely a designer favorite).  I saw this new fun fold when surfing the web and decided to try the Circle Step Card for myself and thought this would be a great way to showcase one of the larger stamps in this set.



The images are colored with Copics and the two smaller ones fussy cut out.  I added Autumn Medley glitter to the ovals from the Spellbinders (Beaded Ovals die).  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with Tuscan Star embossing powder.







The card leaned to the left because of the weight of the focal point, so I added a couple of buttons behind the steps to counter balance the weight.  (You can see them peeking through in the close-up on the left).

For more information about this card, you can always visit my Sparkle N Sprinkle Art Gallery.




17 comments:

Tammy said...

The dahlias are incredibly beautiful, wonderful coloring! First I've seen the circle step card, very pretty!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a unique step card Anne and love the counterbalancing of the buttons! Great coloring too.

rachel said...

fabulous circle stepper Anne - need to try that - wonderful flower stamp too - gorgeous colours xx

Donna Ellis said...

TOTALLY gorgeous! Love the fold you've used, too! I have not done a circle step card - would you believe I have not even done a regular step card? This is a beautiful card, Anne - great attention to the details, pretty coloring - it looks very polished and pretty! hugs, de (who posted your card to Facebook today)

Ellen said...

Love your circle stepper Anne!! I must try one of those! Your coloring of that gorgeous dahlia and paper is fabulous!! Have a fantastic day!!

jimlynn said...

Love your circle stepper card! Very creative. Such gorgeous flowers and colored to perfection!
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

Love this card Anne, the dahlia is gorgeous and beautiful colours.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, I love the folds, this is such a fun fold card. You did an awesome job... I love all that yellow, yellow is such a happy color. Love the sparkle and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
HUgs, Pat

Joan Ervin said...

I just love the circle step design, Anne....it's beautiful with the dahlia, wonderful sentiment, and all the yellow!!!!

Gerlinde said...

What a bright and cheery card! And I love the idea of a circle step card! Ingenious!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful flowers and colors. Lovely card and such a great shape. Wonderful work. Hugz!

Eret said...

Love it! So beautiful coloring of the flowers. They looks like a real flowers. Stunning card!
Hugs
Eret

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your coloring is outstanding! Love the card- have not seen a circle step card before!

Annie said...

This is a gorgeous card Anne and I so love those colours.
Hugs Annie x

Brenda said...

Such a beautiful "step" card - the coloring is just gorgeous and love how you added the little blossom on the stem to the step.

HappyCrafter said...

Wow wow wow, never seen a stair step like this with. Circle, it is fabulous!

tammy scott said...

just wonderful I'd like to learn to do the step card myself