It is time for another paper flower! Dahlia’s are one of my all-time favorites, partly because my name is included in the letters of this luscious bloom. Dahlias come in a variety of colors and shapes so I picked a rich plum with a irregular petal pattern as my inspiration. I will not lie, this is not the simplest flower I have made. With so many petals to cut and form, it takes some commitment, but is worth every minute when you see how gorgeous it looks complete.
With a small membership fee you can check out my blog to see the step-by-step tutorial and many more like this. Remember that this kind of flower does work better with a text weight rather than a card stock paper since the latter does not curl smoothly. For the flowers in these photos I have used a metallic plum text weight called Ruby for the flower. And for the leaf I used a metallic Gold Leaf text weight. You may even try small glue dots rather than hot glue to avoid glue strings. For those that have a membership to my blog check out the template and pattern click here. Enjoy! ~ Lia