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Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Inspiration: Pansy Flower Tutorial

The other night at our team meeting, Judy showed us how to make pansies using the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Punch. Tina Sieben's pansies were a great inspiration too. Aren't these wonderful. I made these tonight. They are quick and easy to do. They are made by watercoloring the butterflies than layering them. One key ingredient to the rich, deep colors is the use of Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper. It truly makes a BIG difference in how things look after painting them.

Stampin' Up! Items Used:

Butterfly Punch, item #116629
5-Petal Flower Punch, item #109041
Vintage Brads, item #109109
Aqua Painter, item #103954
Stampin' Dimensionals, item #104430
Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink Refill, item #105222
Perfect Plum Classic Ink Refill, item #102107
Summer Sun Classic Ink Refill, item #101231
Watercolor Paper, item #105019
....paper is 3 3/4" x 5" and comes 20 sheets to a package. They are 100% cotton, cold-pressed 140 lb watercolor paper.

Above is the card that Judy made at our team meeting.

Here's one I made last night similar to Judy's. I sponged the edges of the card stock with the Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink. The half pearls are from:

Pretties Kit, item #109114

This card was made using the Big Shot Die Cut Machine, item #113439
Scallop Circle BigZ die, item #113468
Scallop Circle #2 BigZ die, item #113469
Rhinestone Brad, item # 109110 (circle of fire)
Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, item #109039

I layered the pansies with dimensionals to raise them up off of the card. I really like how rich and elegant this card looks.

Because I was using darker cardstock for the base, I glued in a Summer Sun piece of cardstock so that a note could be written and easily read.

Now I have two videos for your viewing that show how to make the pansy flower. Be sure to watch both part 1 and part II. If you are reading this via e-mail, you will need to come to my blog to view the videos.


Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and the cards for Monday's Inspiration.

Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

1 comment:

Lynn Avara-Stover said...

Mary -
Wow, these are so pretty - now I have another punch and some papers that I need to be getting. Great projects.


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