Monday, 27 May 2013

Technique Time Tuesday-Dahlia Fold Flowers

Hey Everyone!

It's been quite a Monday!  Took the car in for service for an engine light that turned on and a strange and disturbing engine chugging that is sometimes accompanied with stalling upon start up.  Not good.  Luckily I don't have to sell any organs to pay for it...barely.  Booo!  Anyways, it made for interesting logistics for the kids evening events tonight having only one car.  It all worked out fine in the end.  Yay!  Now I sit here with "The Voice" on TV in the background and I notice that Adam Levine looks very very different with a clean shave.  Not sure yet if I like it better or not.

On the creative front, the folks over at Technique Time Tuesday have a cool technique this month called "dahlia fold flowers".  The funny thing about this flower is that I didn't actually see it as a flower...especially after I actually made it.  Here's what I saw...
The background camera stamp is from Webster's Pages.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the patterned paper is from Recollections.  The back of the Dahlia flower was stamped with a Hero Arts Text stamp.  The view finder is diecut from a Quickutz label die.  I added some glitter using Stickles on the "smile".

The Dahlia fold totally looked like a shutter to me and I couldn't help but use it in this way.  I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut the scalloped edge into a perfect circle.

I made the rest of the camera using the background stamp cameras as a template for the shape.

I'd also like to submit this in the following blogs:
Simon Says Stamp: Take a Picture
Sister Act Card Challenge Blog-Anything Goes-Challenge #8
One Crazy Stamper Challenge Blog-May Flowers

June 12, 2013
Edited to add:
This post was submitted to the Mixy-Maxy Style challenge over at Moxie Fab World.  The different patterns used totally fit the trendy bill.  Check out other Mixy-Matchy inspiration over at Moxy Fab and be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely LOVE the concept of this card. I can see myself trying to recreate this for my sister in law who is a photographer! Wonderful job with our challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

  2. So beautiful and creative! The details are amazing. I'm so glad you could join us at Sister Act this week!

  3. This is GENIUS! Totally creative! :) Thanks for joining us in the "Take a Picture" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

  4. Love your literal but creative translation! It DOES look like a camera shutter! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  5. This is so awesome!! I love how you made your Dahlia Flower into the shutter of the camera. So brilliant! And I love the background cameras too! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  6. Absolutely LOVE this, Lizzie! Fabulous use of the technique in a totally unique way! Thanks so much for joining us at TTT! :)

  7. Very creative! Nicely done.

  8. I never thought of it as a camera shutter; so creative of you! Great job on all the folds and getting everything lined up. Thank you so much for joining in my challenge at Technique Time Tuesday! I hope you come back and play again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  9. Hey Lizzie! Thanks for linking this up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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