A Pansy Challenge Entry Card

FMS291The above sketch from “Freshly Made Sketches” blog spot and is the inspiration for this weeks Challenge.  Below is my entry.

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I wanted to use my new Pansy die set from Susan Tierney Cockburn for Elizabeth Craft Designs 1089 – Garden Notes – Pansy.

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As always, I recommend you watch the YouTube assembly video.  Whenever I get a new die set I always go to the designer’s YouTube channel and watch the assembly video.  Especially with Floral die sets, there is always shaping and coloring techniques that you will want to do to give a more realistic look to your project.

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So here’s the steps:

  1. The base card measures 5 x 7″.  From an 8.5 x 11″ piece of cardstock score at 5.5″ on the long side.  Trim down to 5×7″.
  2. Cut two rectangles from printed cardstock.  One is 4 x 2″ and the other is 4 x 3.75″.    Adhere to the base card as pictured.
  3. Cut, color and shape all the pieces in the “Pansy” die set.
  4. With Impression Obsession Die137-E, which is the below little jar cut one out of clear acetate and one from white cardstock.  I colored one side of the acetate pc. with Copic Marker BV01 but in the end I don’t think it achieved what I had in my head.  Adhere the clear pc. to the white pc. with Beacon’s Kid’s choice glue.  I like this glue because it dries perfectly clear.  However, it is shiny, so don’t go crazy with it.  DO NOT GLUE THE TOP OF THE JAR TO EACH OTHER.  You need it open to put your Pansy stems between the clear and white layers.
  5. The BIG, fun step:  Adhere the jar as shown to the front of the card.  Assemble the Pansies by first putting the lower edge of the stem pieces between the jar layers.  Then finish the pansy assembly.  (I flipped one stem pc. over so it curved the opposite way.  I also shaped this pc. as if this side was the right side.)
  6. I added a lavender gross grain ribbon bow.
  7. The “For you” sentiment was first computer generated and printed on white cardstock.  The cut out the sentiment with a little tag set from Spellbinders:

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The last step was to add the word “thanks”.  I have no idea what brand this die set is but here is what the whole set looks like:

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Thanks for taking a look.  I love getting comments and personally answer any questions.