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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Spring Flowers

Spring is in the air folks and all around us there are signs of new life and colour. Just head on down to your local garden centre and you will see pots of daffs,tulips and hyacinths. One of my favourite spring blooms is the pansy and you may have noticed that these featured this week on my Spring Fold card. Today I thought I would share with you how I made them.

This is my inspiration for today's flowers - a two-coloured pansy.
 I used the Stampin' Up butterfly punch although the flower could also be made using a flower punch or by drawing free-hand and cutting out the shapes.
This picture shows the stages involved in making the petals. Start with 21/2 butterfly shapes, cut the two whole ones in half and trim two to make smaller petals.
 Using ink and a sponge shade the petals - this is where the photographs come in handy.
At this point you may wish to add a little glitter to the centres of the top two petals (In this photo they are the purple ones).
 The two smaller petals and the bottom petal have had their edges feathered. This is achieved by taking a bone folder or large round headed embossing tool and breaking down the fibres of the card stock. By firmly stroking the edges you can get a crinkly, ruffled look to them.
For each flower you will need a circle of card stock with a hole pierced through the middle.
This photo also shows you where you add your tape on the back of your petals.
Using this photo as a guide attach your petals to the circle - add a brad through the centre to finish.
You may also wish to add details to your flower such as veins.
This is how your pansy flower should now look.

4 comments:

  1. A beautiful and very lifelike pansy Jacqueline in my fave colour too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. This is amazing and now pinned to my Pinterest! :)

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  3. Fabulous Jacqueline, I've saved this idea:)
    Val x

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  4. Love pansies and this little tutorial on how to make a lifelike pansy out of the butterfly punch is just brilliant!! Thank you!

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