Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pretty Petite Pansies

Happy Sunday Stampers!

It's supposed to "feel" a little more like spring here in Virginia today.  I sure hope so.  I'm tired of being cold while I'm enjoying the daffodils and pansies!

I saw some beautifully crafted paper pansies recently that were created by fellow stamper, Cathie Smith, and I just had to try making a few of my own.  Here's what I came up with....


This is a little box made using the "Pillow Box" die and the Big shot.  I cut it from Very Vanilla card stock and then embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I made the large pansy using one of the hearts from the new Heats Framelits on the Big Shot.  I cut 2 hearts from Concord Crush, 2 from Wisteria Wonder and 1 from Daffodil Delight.  I then cut the hearts in half and rounded the edge that wasn't rounded already.  Then I used my black Stampin' Write Marker and drew the veins on each petal.  Then I adhered them together with SNAIL and layered them together.  I added a Large Pearl Basic Jewel in the center.  The Pear Pizzazz leaves are made using the Blossom Building Punch.  

The ribbon....ah, the ribbon.  I didn't have any ribbon that would coordinate so I took a piece of the Very Vanilla Seam Binding and using my Concord Crush Stamp Pad and a sponge, I sponge-dyed the ribbon to match.  How cool is THAT?  It's absolutely lovely in person.

For the enclosure card I used the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart punch and punched all the petals and layered them the same as the larger version.  I added a pearl from the other Basic Jewels pack for the center.
I then punched a hole using my Cropodile and added a little piece of the ribbon as a "pull".  This would be a terrific gift card holder as well and could be just the perfect gift for so many different occasions.
 Doesn't it just make you feel spring in the air?

Wishing you a delightful, "springy" Sunday surrounded by
 the ones you love.


7 comments:

  1. Wow...Your pansies look fabulous and what a great way to make them. Thanks for mentioning me
    Cath

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  2. P.S. I'm working on a tutorial for my originals!
    CS

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  3. Awesome Cathie! Thank you so much for the inspiration. You rock!

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