Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dahlia Fold

'A day late and a dollar short'' ...have you ever heard that saying? Well, that's how I'm feeling tonight, like I am playing catch up. It's all good, though...the reason is that it's been so beautiful here the past couple days, that I've been outside!! Today we went to the beach!! I didn't go in the water or anything, it's still way too cold for that, but the ocean breeze was heavenly!!

This week (or past week...ending yesterday) my blog group-Surfin' Ocean's 11-had a challenge to do a Spring 3-D card...and it's taken me until today to get it done. I didn't want to surf their blogs until I got mine posted, so tonight I'll be making my rounds on their blogs for my last weeks quota ;) I'm sure they won't mind that Ill visit again later this week.

Coming up with a 3-D card wasn't all that easy for me. I can think of 3-D items, but cards?? That was a harder job for me. Well, I went to my best source for ideas....SCS and they had a challenge of the Dahlia Fold card a year ago: TLC153, so I thought I'd give that a try.

They had a great/easy website to follow, so that's what I used as my tool. I thought it would be easier then it was...punching out the circles...easy....folding them in quarters...easy, then comes the more tricky parts...folding up the edges, that didn't always work for me, which lead to an uneven next step...so I had to redo the edges....anyway, finally we had to lay it all out like a medallion and for some reason mine isn't exact, I guess with more practice I could get it to be better...so this one will probably be just for me to admire. When I get more time to play, I might try this again.

So, here are my spring colors. Funny, when I think of spring, I think of this Designer Paper, it's so cheerful! Yes, it's retired, I can't help myself, but I had to use it anyway.


And you can see the 3-D dimension here in the second picture with all my folds.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Set: Time Well Spent (SU)
Accessories: Petals & Paisleys DP, Pretty In Pink, Cool Caribbean, So Saffron & Whisper White cardstocks, Prima flower, Rhinestone brad-Fire, Light Pink Grosgrain, Sponge, markers, 1 3/8" circle punch.



20 comments:

Gina said...

Beautiful job with the challenge! I have admired those folds but haven't attempted them yet.

peggysue said...

That is so very pretty! This is a technique I've never tried. Great paper choice and lovely colors.

Kim said...

I love this! Great job with the challenge. I'll have to try that technique. I've seen it but always thought "too much trouble", but it really looks nice.

Mary said...

Wow!Your card is beautiful. I love the Dahlia that you made and the colors are wonderful! We are having snow again today so looking at your card certainly made me feel like spring will be here soon. :)

Mary

Holly said...

I've only tried this type of fold once - and not too successfully - but your version is stunning! I just love the colors and how the folding accents it so well. The card is just beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Katie.. such a beautiful job on the flower. The colours you chose are perfect. Nice job.

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

oh - great idea to use the dahlia fold for this challenge. excellent card!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh my gosh that is BEE-UTIFUL!! You definitely make me want to try this out!

Diane said...

Very pretty and what precision work on the dahlia. Gorgeous card!!

Mary said...

Very nice! The colors are beautiful!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is beautiful! I just love that paper...I think I still have some I am hoarding in my stash! Great job on the challenge!

Stephanie said...

Love your dahlia - great idea for the challenge. Beautiful color and DP choices!!

Saved By Grace said...

This is really beautiful card, I love the folding of the flower, and the colors you used really offset the entire card...

kat9 said...

I have seen this folded flower on SCS and wanted to try it. Thanks for the reminder. sweet card.

Kay said...

You did a great job with this card. I don't see a thing wrong with it. I love the colors and the layout - it's beautiful.

Liz said...

This is beautiful! Great job on the 3-d card!

Kelly Taylor said...

This is so cool! I love it! I have never tried that...I am going to have to step out of my box! Just beautiful!

Holly VanDyne said...

Oh WOW that is an amazing card! Great job with this - I love how it turned out! :)

Jennette Warren said...

This is fabulous! TFS!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

awesome challenge card! the dahlia was a great idea to work into this challenge. the card looks great also!