This is one of those stamp sets I could not wait to get my hands on. When we lived in Oregon we had a special neighbor, Al Reiner, who had the most gorgeous garden in the neighborhood. Grandpa Al, as we called him, could produce dinner plate size dahlias that were absolutely stunning. His wife Doris had the perfect view from her chair in the family room, since she was not able to get out of the house much, due to poor health. Al took so much pride in his garden and growing his prized dahlias just where Doris could see them! I miss Grandpa Al and each year I plant a new dahlia in honor of him!
I really love the dahlia in this stamp set and could not wait to ink it up. The possibilities are amazing with this set. I am sure you will grow weary of it showing up here on my blog (you have been warned)!!!!
You can't tell from the picture but I stamped the flower image in versamark and then heat embossed it. I then took a few of my markers and colored all over the image. I wiped off the excess ink and the color was left in the non-embossed spaces. I also embossed the greeting with white embossing powder. I really like this marker technique.