Delicate Dahlia

It’s Sale-a-bration time here at The Roost! Today, I’m giving you a break from Christmas cards and showing you one of the awesome stamp sets that you can get for FREE during SAB! The Delicate Dahlia can be found on page 14 of the Sale-a-bration catalog. It is photopolymer and has 4 images that are 2 step (2 stamps for each image) and 4 greetings, one of which is a sympathy greeting. That’s a total of 12 stamps, 4 of which are DistINKtive style stamps. You can earn the Delicate Dahlia stamp set with a $100 product order, now through September 30.

The flower on this card uses both the outline and DistINKtive fill in stamp, so both of the 2-step stamps are used on the flower image. The leaves use only the DistINKtive stamp with no outline. So you can see that these stamps can be used together or apart. The outline stamp can also be used alone, and either left uncolored or filled in with color from any of the many coloring options; Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Oil Pastels, Water Painters….

Did you notice the 1″ x 4″ strip of designer paper at the bottom? Guess what? That is another item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog! It’s located on page 7 of the SAB catalog and is the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper which comes in a 12 pack of 12″ x 12″ sheets. There are 3 designs with 4 pieces of each design. I love the paper packs with more of each design for creating stacks of cards! This paper coordinates with the Hand Penned Suite on page 105 of the Annual Catalog. Now you might notice that this paper is all in Black and White tones and what the heck, this strip looks yellow? The great thing about Black and White papers is that they can be colored to match ANY card. How awesome is that!! For this strip I colored the flowers in with a Blending Brush and Bumblebee ink, but the options are endless on ways to color in the paper. Markers, pencils, rollers, spritzing and the list goes on.

I’ve added 6 tiny Decorative Matte Dots to the center of the flower, but I think I would leave them off on future cards or maybe sprinkle them around the flower instead on the flower. Let me know what you would do? I’d love to see your card inspired by this one. I always feel honored when someone CASE’s (Copy And Share Everything) one of my cards.

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