Pansy Frenzy!

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I can’t get enough of the stamps, dies, and papers in the new Pansy Patch suite, and after the theater card I made (see last post), I made a few more cards to show various ways to use the set. First is a simple card, made from pretty papers and ink. I DID use a die to cut out the pansies, but you could certainly fussy cut them by hand. Start with an 8.5 x 5.5 inch piece of white cardstock, folded in half. I used polka-dot paper cut 5.5x 2.25 inches, glued a thin strip of dark (Blackberry Bliss) cardstock next to that (save those strips!), and stamped the sentiment. Then it was just a matter of placing the cut-out pansies on the card with dimensional foam. Done!

Next, I made a card using the pansy stamps, designer paper, and a scalloped oval and plain oval that I diecut. The base is the same size white cardstock as before, matted with the Blackberry Bliss which was cut to 4 and 1/8 by 5 and 3/8 inches. The designer paper is 4 by 5.25 inches, and went on next. I stamped the pansy using 4 layering stamps in three colors, and the sentiment, on the white oval. That was glued to the dark oval, and the whole piece was attached to the card with dimensional foam. Nice, yes?

Finally, I made a card with the dies, this time coloring the petals with my blending brushes and stamp pads. Each pansy had 8 pieces, and the leaves each had two. I again used a plain white card base, this time in landscape orientation, and glued a 5.5 by 5.25 piece of dark cardstock to the front. I then diecut a piece of white cardstock with the largest die from the Ornate Borders set- it reminds me of my grandma’s doilies! I used the blending brushes to make a yellow background (the same yellow is on the two upper petals), and applied deep pink to the lower petal. After all the flower pieces were assembled, I arranged them and before attaching them, I stamped my sentiment. Then, I glued down the leaves and the pansy on the right, and popped the left one up using dimensional foam. I was so pleased with the result!

I hope this gives you some ideas about how you can use this very versatile bundle. I’ll be using it for years to come! Take care, stop by again, and in the meanwhile-

Happy stamping!

Michelle

P.S. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about the instructions, the materials used, or for a catalog (if you live in the U.S. and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator that you order from). Also, contact me about joining my team! To shop, click Visit My Site above. Thanks again!

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