Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pansy Tutorial

I promised to post a tutorial for creating a pansy and the tutorial is below.  First I will explain this card before doing the tutorial.  This is a 5.5" x 6" card.  On the corners I added the Joy! Crafts corners.  In the center I used the Spellbinders "Marvelous Squares". In the points of the largest (bottom) layer of the Marvelous Squares, I added the die cut corners which also come with this set.  The pretty piece in the center of the square is the new Marianne Design "Anja Fan" (LR0265).  The pretty "Leaves" are from the Marianne Design "Anja Leaves" set.  The pansy is created with the Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #2" dies.  

Tutorial on creating a Pansy using the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 dies.  

Image 1

These are the two Build A Flower die sets used.  

If you look at the dies above, I used two of the "yellow" petals and four of the orange petals to create this pansy.   The flower base is the largest green five-point one on the embellishment set.

The petals were die cut using yellow card stock then the edges sponged with "Wild Honey" Distress Ink. I used the "Aged Mahogany" Distress Marker to draw the lines in on four of the (orange on die plate) petals.  The petals were then shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit to give them dimension.  I used the large white tool to give them the rounded look and used my fingernails to kind of "crunch" up the very ends of the petals for a "ruffle" look.

Start by gluing down the two top petals on the base, slightly over lapping them in the middle.  Next add two petals to side (one on each side).

For the petals in the very front, on the bottom, I glued the last two petals together down the side, over lapping as shown, to create one wide petal.  These were then glued on the bottom of the flower, with the edges over the petals on the side.

Here is a closeup of the Pansy.

In the very center of the pansy I added these two pieces from the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #1 Embellishments.  I color the larger piece with the Aged Mahogany Distress Marker on the lower half to blend in with the lines on the lower half of the flower.  The smaller piece was glued on top of it.  

Pansies come in many, many different colors and color combinations.  You can have a lot of fun coming up with your own beautiful, colorful pansies.  

I hope this tutorial helps you create beautiful pansies.   

Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 (B187)
Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 Embellishments (B188)
Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #1 (B181A)
Marianne "Anja Leaves" LR0228
Marianne "Anja Fan"  LR0265
Joy! Craft "Corners"  6002/0135
Spellbinders "Marvelous Squares (S4-383)



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Rita said...

Beautiful card Selma. I love the little pansies and have them in my garden. Hugs Rita xx

Carol Gibson said...

Beautiful card. Pansies are my

Edna Siu said...

Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial, it is very precise that I can follow. I have a question for you, what exactly paper you are using for this peculiar flower?

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Bonnie Weiss said...

That is a VERY realistic looking Pansy ... nice job. And great tutorial ... easy and clear.

loftylass said...

Hi Selma - Beautiful card and love all the detailed instructions for the stunning pansy .... this I will certainly try. tfs
Heather (UK)

Theresa said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the pansy tutorial...will be trying this.

Lynne said...

I was about to sit down and try to make pansies with my new BaF2 dies and there you were with just the tutorial I needed. Lovely pansies and a big help to creating my own.
Thank you for all the tutorials on these wonderful sets.

Marjorie said...

Thank you Selma. This helps a lot!!!
Marjorie from TX

Anonymous said...

I just love all your tutorials. You always do a fabulous job so we can create beautiful flowers. This is a gorgeous pansy and will work on mine today. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us all this detailed info. Love, love, love your blog.


Anonymous said...


You are AMAZING!! You out-do yourself with each and every post! Thank you very much for so freely sharing your fabulous talent with us!

Cannot wait to try this tutorial!


Jan Castle said...

Thank you Selma!!! Will be giving this a try....I have the amazing Cheery Lynn dies, and now the tutorial!! Woo Hoo!!!
Paper Hugs,

Annie said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful pansy tutorial Selma. Its beautiful!!

Pssequimages said...

OH YOU ARE SO GOOD at these beautiful flowers, and the Cheery Lynn Build A flowers! I love the Pansy tutorial; thanks, Selma!

Leanne ... said...

Great looking pansy Selma. I always enjoy seeing how to make such lovely flowers.


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