My stampin’ buddy Tina and I had some trouble deciding on the correct pronunciation of this flower yesterday. According to Mirriam-Webster online, it’s not like Eva Gabor saying “Dahling!” — despite that h. Instead, the first syllable rhymes with pal.
The reason we had the discussion was because of a big turn we are taking with Super Saturday, just three weeks from tomorrow (or four, if you’re in the West group). Instead of featuring the banner kit in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, the stamp set included with your registration is Regarding Dahlias.
So, needing a 50th anniversary card, I used the stamp on this card. The flowers are stamped in Metallic Encore Gold. Because it’s a slow drying ink, I was able to heat emboss Iridescent Ice on the images for a bit of sparkle. Too bad I didn’t try harder to capture it, and now the card’s in the mail.
I think one of the easily overlooked items in the Holiday Catalog is the Expressions Thinlits Dies at the bottom of page 36. I thought these would be a pain to remove from the die and way too fragile to adhere to a card, but both assumptions proved false. A piece of waxed paper between your card stock and die creates something of a non-stick surface (think Teflon), and the paper pulls out easily with just a few pokes of a Piercing Tool. Seriously easy.
Stamps: Regarding Dahlias
Ink/Color: Metallic Encore Gold*
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Brushed Gold
Other: Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Iridescent Ice), Big Shot, Expressions Thinlits Dies, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders