Hello and welcome to another Casually Crafting Blog Hop, where today I want to share how to create a field of Pink Pansies using the new Pansy Patch stamp set from Stampin’ Up!
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To make this card I used one of my favourite techniques – masking. To create my ‘masks’ I stamped onto a post it note, a couple of the pansies and a couple of the leaves, and then cut these out individually. When you do this, make sure that you stamp onto a sticky bit so that it sticks down onto your project nicely.
The main card is Thick Whisper white 14.5cm x 21cm scored in half at 10.5cm. The patterned paper is from the 2021 – 2023 In Colour DSP. I love the patterns in this paper so much. I cut a piece to 14.5cm x 5cm and stuck it vertically on the card.
The Polished Pink panel is xxxxxxxxxxxxx and the Basic White panel is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. I used a ruler and a grey marker to create some faux stitching around the edges of each of these panels, though Stampin’ Up! also sell stitched rectangle dies if you don’t fancy drawing all those little lines.
Then I set about stamping on my Basic White panel. I stamped a pansy straight onto the card and then popped my my mask over this. Then I stamped a leaf, half on and half off the mask. Then I popped the leaf mask over this and stamped another leaf. I kept going like this until I had filled up the bottom left hand portion of my panel. The magic happens when you remove the masks and see you wonderful creation!
I actually started this project very simply, all I added next was another white panel with the words Happy Birthday stamped onto it (and more stitching!). I wanted to see how I could step this up, though I actually really love this card a lot!
To step it up once, I simply added a Polished Pink mat underneath the sentiment, and a couple of stamped and fussy cut leaves. I popped the sentiment onto dimensionals to give it some depth and added a little bit of bling – the new In Colour gems, aren’t they gorgeous…
The final card is a very simple step up, I just added a stamped and fussy cut pansy, with the two leaves moved slightly so that they poke out from underneath. Stepping up cards can be a great way to start developing your cardmaking, just a little at a time.
I hope that you enjoyed my little tutorial on how to create a field of Pink Pansies, and are inspired to give this a go for yourself. If you would like to purchase any of the products that I have used today, please do pop back and click on the photo links at the bottom of the page, but for now, hop along and see what is in store for you next.
Until next time, Happy Stamping,
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