I always think of my mom and her dad when I see a Dahlia. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but they were both avid Dahlia growers. My mom still grows them. My grandpa used to enter his at the Minnesota State Fair and win medals. In our first house in Minnesota I had a little garden and grew some. It was fun to carry on the tradition. We weren’t in our next two houses long enough to even think about a garden and our yard here in Colorado is so small a garden would take up the whole thing! Well, maybe not the whole thing. Actually, the back yard does get sun most of the day….maybe I should think about growing some dahlias next summer….. 🙂
I think I came up with this card when I was coming up with ideas for my “fall” class last month. I like it, but it didn’t make the cut. It’s hard to tell but I kind of did a little bit of the Rock ‘n Roll technique on the flower. I first inked up the flower in the Crushed Curry and then I barely rolled the edges in the Tangerine Tango. Actually, you can hardly tell there’s any orange in the flower at all…just a hint. It’s one of those cards that definitely has a little more pizzazz in person.
Did you notice that I it’s my favorite size card? Yep…4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. I made this card a while ago….I think it’s time to start creating again…. 🙂
Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping!