Monday, 12 March 2012

Pansy Tutorial

Hi Ladies,
I've finally completed composing pictures for a tutorial to make the Johnny Jump-Ups posted on a recent blog. A lot of people call them pansies but for those who don't know, pansies are quite larger than Johnny Jump-Ups.  So, in the last of the series of pics below, you will see that the largest size would be a true to size pansy and a Johnny Jump-Up is the size between the small and middle size.

6 petal punch

cut out a V (one petal) to the middle of the whole flower

colour as indicated
at this point soften your petal
use a bone folder to curl and help soften

I used Tombo to glue the two side petals together

It will be pointed on back

Flatten the pointed back - push the point against a hard surface.  If you haven't softened your petals, this step will be hard and may cause some tearing at the points where each petal meets each other.

flip right side up and curl petals downward

With Perfect Plum, and fine lines from the middle outwards on each individual petal and add a 1/2 pearl accent

5 petal flower done exactly the same except cut a slit down between two petals.  Do not cut a V shape with a 5 petal flower

Check out these sizes!!!  I used the 6 petal punch (middle size) on the card below

Now it's your turn to try and make some in the different sizes.  Have fun...happy stampin and send me some pics of the cards you make.


Thursday, 8 March 2012

Rock n Roll

Well I'm getting ahead of myself a bit and the class that will be taught on Thursday eve will be Rock n Roll.  I have cased this card from: and my colour choice is below.  Thanks Dawn
Instead of green and yellow as per Dawn's card, I chose Perfect Plum and Pretty in Pink and pearls.  All the P's tonight!  Because it's just so perfect and pretty! This is my take on her original creation.

I added antennas and pearls and a few solid butterflies on the Whisper White background.
Below are a few ideas from the same basic layout using leaves.  When I think of rock n roll technique I always think of the changing of the leaves in fall.

Same card with an added extra leaf and flash on the camera. The real colours are a cross between the two...a little lighter than the first but darker than the last.  I wish I had a good photo set up that's easy to put up and take down and store.  Well we'll see how the ladies like tonight's class.

I'm working on the pansy tutorial...hopefully up in a few days

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

More Quilt Cards

I just love these cards and I can't seem to make enough of them and sooo easy to do!
Thanks to the inspiration from Mary Davidson (sorry...don't know the link)

Switching things up a bit

Perfect for that new baby...not born yet? then do one in yellow or green or mix & match. Pink and blue or green & yellow

Happy Stampin!


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Good Luck Quilt

Last week at card class I taught a simple, plain quilt card and was amazed at the work the ladies did.  Because I quilt with fabric I had a double amount of enthusiasm in teaching this class.  Because the ladies don't really know how to quilt, I had to revamp the typical quilt card and make it as simple and easy-peazy for them.  The dark triangles were made from a single small suare the same as the middle and placed on top of a solid background.  Run it through the big shot or similar with the square lattice embossing and voila!  How cool is that! I also entered this one in Challenge 162 - Go Green.

Hope you like it!