Sunday, January 12, 2014

More Pretty Pansies

~ Update ~

If you'd like to know how I created these pansies scroll down for a picture tutorial.

Ok, one last card with pansies, I promise.  I needed to make my third one for my upcoming class.  Thanks to Mojo Monday I was able to use another great sketch to help accomplish it.  Believe it or not there are pansies that look like this...ok, pretty close to this.  The orange isn't quite as a bright, but none of the other "oranges" were doing it for me.  And they don't have jewels in the middle, but hey it's a card and I like bling! :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green,
Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rich Razzleberry & Pumpkin Pie
Embossing Folders:
Perfect Polka Dots & Modern Mosaic 
Punch:  Pansy
Jewels:  Basic Rhinestones
Smooch Sprtiz:  Vanilla Shimmer

I've had a few people ask how to make these flowers, so I thought I would take some pics of the steps...enjoy!

Using the Pansy punch, punch out one pumpkin pie flower and one rich razzleberry flower.  Cut the petals apart, making sure to trim off the excess edges.  You don't want those on like I have on the two bottom orange petals.  For each finished flower you need three orange petals and two purple petals.  You can choose whatever colors you want.  I just looked at pics of real flowers and decided on my colors.

Sponge around the edges and tips of each petal.  I did it to the purple ones too, but it is a little hard to see.  

Spritz each petal with rubbing alcohol to make them wet.  I did it with rubbing alcohol mixed with a few drops of smooch spritz so my flowers would have a sparkle to them. :)  I use rubbing alcohol because it gets it wet so I can "bend" the petals, but then dries a lot faster than if I used water.

About a minute after you spritz them you'll want to put a bit of a curve or curl in them.  I just rubbed them on the Stampin' Up! spritzer because it was the perfect size of curve.  They need to still be damp when you do this or the card stock will bend, but you don't want to do it right after you spritz them or the card stock will start to rip and the layers rub off.  

Let the petals dry completely!  While you're waiting for them to dry you can start to put your card together and punch out a 3/4" circle to layer your petals on.

Once the petals are dry attach glue dots to the back of each tip.  Cut the bottom off your biggest orange petal so it's flat like in the pic below.  This is the last piece you'll be putting on the flower.

Attach the two purple pieces to the circle.  You'll want these to overlap a bit.

Attach the two orange pieces that don't have the flat tip.  They're pretty much right across from each other.

Attach the last orange piece with the flat tip.  It's cut so it doesn't show once the jewel is on. :)

Using the writing tip of the Rich Razzleberry marker draw lines on the flower petals.  I start in the center and sweep out.  Just a quick flip of your wrist to get them on.  They are on the purple petals too, it's just hard to see in this pic.

Attach the rhinestone to the center.

Using the same punch cut out three petals for leaves.  I usually attach my flower/s to the card first with dimensionals, then slip in each leaf where I think it looks just right on the card.  I attach them with glue dots like I did the flower petals.

1 comment:

  1. What?! Your pansies don't come with rhinestones in the middle?? :)
    LOVE the bold colors on these! Your flowers always look amazing!


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