Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pansy Pot Pull Card

This will be one of my samples at next month’s workshop. I was having a hard time figuring out a background for this card, when my friend said, “It looks just great all by itself.” That was my head slapping moment. She was right. So I put away the mountains of designer paper I had just pulled out and trimmed around the pansies. Now it looks more like a pot of pansies than a card. The pansies pull out of the flowerpot to reveal a message: “Sending Springtime Smiles.”

For the pull card, I started with a little different of a pot shape than my Victorian Rose Pull Card. The bottom score has 8 scallops, the sides have 5 each and the rim of the pot that scoops down has 12. If you substitute these new measurements for the ones in my Victorian Rose Pull Card Tutorial, you will be able to create a pansy pull card from the same directions.

For the pansies, I was inspired by the amazing Dawn Olchefske. You can see her pansy tutorial HERE. Of course, I was too much of a control freak to allow my pansies to develop naturally like hers did. I sponged my color on to the shimmery white butterfly with a sponge dauber and then blended the ink with an Aquapainter. My pansies ended up looking a little different than hers, but as some people say: “variety is the spice of life.” To make the leaves of the pansies, I tore a shimmery white butterfly in half and sponged with Wild Wasabi and blended with my Aquapainter.

I think everything else is self-explanatory, if you look at my supply list and the Victorian Rose Pull Card Tutorial. If you have any questions, please post a comment and I will update my blog with you answer.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Stamp Sets: Easter Blossoms; Card Stock: Concord Crush, Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink; Ink: Concord Crush, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry; Aquapainter; Sponge Daubers; Big Shot; Scallop Circle Die, Embossing Folders: Elegant Bouquet; Butterfly Punch; Glimmer Brads; Melon Mambo PomPom Trim.

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  1. Your friend is so right! It looks beautiful without a card behind it! Wonderful card!!!

  2. What a great idea Brenda! I love looking at your blog and I know others will, too! I have awarded you the Stylish Blog Award! Check out my blog for all of the award details!

  3. I really like this card. Esp. how there is so little 'card' behind it. You have inspired me to try it. Oh, well--I've got to get out my calculator again. I've got the nestabilities, which have 37 scallops. So, another ratio conversion exercise to figure how many scallops go where. You are really keeping me on my creative toes.

  4. You do such beautiful work ... I'm your newest follower!
    Cheers, Karen