Saturday, April 20, 2013
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.
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)