Pansy Garden

Posted by Kay Norman on

Hey! It's Kay here again today showing you my crafty Pansy Garden.  Pansies mean spring to me. When I see them in the stores I know it's officially spring. After a long, brown and cold winter I love to get some colorful Pansies for my front planters as soon as they are available. 

The Altenew Pansy Layering Dies make some pretty realistic pansies with a few touches.  I'll show you how I made mine. Altenew has made it easy to build two different pansies. By following the guide that's included it's pretty simple.

There are small up arrows in pansy #1 which are all on one die. Cut these out in your desired color or colors and match up the arrows as shown below.

 

For Pansy #2 they have a tall triangle to match up to form the pansy.

The picture below shows the 5 pieces you need to make each pansy.

After I glued the center to form each pansy I shaped each petal with my fingernails to bend the petals slightly to create some dimension. Then added some Distress ink in Fired Brick to the petals and some Distress Oxide ink in Mustard Seed around the edges of one of the pansies. I used some pictures on line for my inspiration.  I used some Copic markers to add some color definition to the centers to make them look more realistic.  For these deep red pansies I used R59 and R89.

I die cut a bunch of leaves from green cardstock and inked them with some Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn and a blender brush.

For my Pansy Celebrate card I used Spellbinders Striped Slimline embossing folder, and Pinkfresh Studios Basic Banner Celebrate Stamps and the Pinkfresh Basic Banner dies.

For the Pansy tag I made below, I used Pinkfresh Studios Ornate Nesting Dies to create it.  I folded some white cardstock and placed the die just over the fold to create a folded tag and then cut out the same size blue background and a slightly smaller white background. 

I used another sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studios Basic Banners.

 

Here are a few more tags I made with some of the pansies I made. I used the Pinkfresh Foldable Shaker Tag die.

 

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If your itching for spring you know what to do! Head over to Scrapbookpal and do some spring shopping!  See you next time.

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