April 13, 2010

Tuesday's child is full of...thanks?

I started this card weeks ago, but never got around to finishing it until this weekend. Sometimes when things aren't working I leave it and come back with a fresh mindset a few days (or weeks!) later. Do you ever do that?
I stated by embossing the Dahlia on vellum with white EP. Then I did this technique to make it pop, and using a Copic, colored in some small areas on the back of the vellum.
I wanted to use the Aqua Mist Bitty Dots PP, but I didn't like all the white, so I used a Copic Multiliner pen to add miniscule little black dots to the bitty white dots! lol You can see I left a few lines of white dots empty. The card base is actually Smokey Shadow, not black, which gives it a softer feel. Ocean Tides ribbon stitched with my sewing machine, and white gel pen dots along the Artisan bottom.

Today would have been my Dad's 86th birthday. He died 2 years ago and I miss him like crazy.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great Tuesday!

30 comments:

Sue Ann said...

OH this is so pretty ....... it makes me feel better!!!

Barbara said...

Simply STUNNING, Dana! I love how elegant that dahlia looks and your design is just perfect!

Laurie said...

Beautiful!! Wow! I love all the details! The stitching on the ribbon is so pretty! And that flower on the vellum is gorgeous!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my Dana, this card is just full of so much awesome detail! Just exquisite to look at :)

Amy said...

Dana....I LOVE this card!! The teeny tiny details such as the dots inside the dots....how fun is that? You could soo make any pattern you want! Great idea!! Gonna CASE that idea for sure....hehe

Any card made with the Dahlia set is wonderful....a favorite set of mine!

Kara said...

awesome...so many things to love about this card!!
Kara

Jackie Pedro said...

Thud.......

This is STUNNING, Dana! I love every last detail. Beautiful work!

I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad!

megspaulding said...

This is gorgeous Dana! I love the details on the dots and the embossing is fabulous, I think I need to learn to do that! Very pretty!

Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Feel better soon.

Nancy Ludwick said...

Beautiful card--all the elements work so well and I love the technique you used on the dahlia!

Lauren said...

GASP!!! Gorgeous!! That flower is stunning. So sorry for your loss.

Terri said...

Very pretty! I also like how you altered the bitty dots pp too! I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad.

Melissa said...

Dana--this is beyond gorgeous!!! Wow! I love the technique you used on the vellum it give the flower a beautiful look. All the details are perfect.

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm sure he's thinking of you too, today.

Beth Thomas said...

This is absolutely stunning! Thanks for stop by my blog today. It brought back memories of when I actually had time to blog hop and give proper credit to all the beautiful creations out there!

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Special days like this can definitely be rough!

honugurl16 said...

This is such a beautiful and original take on the DD. Love it.

Lorraine said...

My lord, the amount of detail you used. At first I said - no way, she didn't put all of those dots in by hand, did she? Your card is just gorgeous! And love that dahlia!

anya said...

Dana, this is amazing - I love it! The colors are so beautiful together and the dahlia in white is stunning! Really, really great. You are in my thoughts!

SnappyStamper said...

Oh Dana, this is magnificent!

Sasya said...

Dana, gorgeous works!! :) just GORGEOUS!

Nancy L. said...

so beautiful. so sorry for the loss of your Dad!

Janelle said...

Wow. Gorgeous. Beautiful card! What a great technique -- thanks for linking your tutorial. My dad's been gone for 9 years now. Can't believe it. I still miss him like crazy, too, so I know what you're feeling. Funny thing, I didn't even realize what a daddy's girl I was until he was gone.

judy said...

Very pretty card and technique! So
sorry for the loss of your dad-- it is such a profound loss. My dad has
been gone for 8 years. I still make
him a birthday card each year and
keep it in a special album to
honor his memory and celebrate him.
It doesn't keep me from missing him
but it does help me cope.

Anika said...

Gorgeous, Dana! This is so pretty!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Gorgeous! Love the details on the flower. And I like how you sewed the ribbon in place and added the black dots to the background. A very beautiful card.

Shelby said...

WOW, what a striking card! Absolutely amazing. :)

Jennifer Carter said...

So many beautiful elements on here! That flower embossed on vellum is just gorgeous! Love the ruffled ribbon, the shape of the card, the white dots, the colors...wow! Very breathtaking!

Mara... said...

you just blew me away! This is an amazing card!!! I love love how you did the flower and the stitching on the ribbon is such a great detail! I love it, Dana!

Belinda said...

Fabulous! Love the effect of the embossing!

Chris said...

This is so very beautiful! You have inspired me to try this out with some of my stamps - I can see it working with so many!

IamDerby said...

LOOOOOOVE this!!! Wow so awesome!

Barb Black said...

*wave*

This card is G O R G E O U S!!!!!!