Friday, October 19, 2012

I Love Pansies - Cheery Lynn Designs

 This week for Cheery Lynn Designs, I have been playing around with the Build A Flower Series once again, and seeing what flowers can be produced using the die system. 
One of my favourite flowers is 'the pansy', they look so beautiful and are available in so many colours these days.  To create the pandy, I used the BAF #2  (flower petals and leaves) teamed with the Embellishment #2 (base, stem, and centre fronds).  The trick to getting the petals right is to use a wooden popsicle stick to manipulate the flower petals.  Using a popsicle stick allows for the paper to stretch, and shape beautifully.  I also used this method on the leaves on the BAF #2 - care needs to be taken not to tear the paper, just gently manipulate and stretch.
Detail was added using a Pigma Micron Pen, and some lightly applied Star Dust Stickles.
The card itself, I discovered on a blog. Sadly, I cannot read the imprint (German I think) to give credit of the instructions - sorry!  It is a card which would be perfect for including photographs or a personal letter 'in' the actual card, as it opens up to different areas. 
Circle Classic and Circle Scalloped for the shaped areas, and teamed with corners using the Lace Corner Deco B.  Mentioning 'corners' - this weeks challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog, is 'Corner Adorners'! 
 Another section opens, that has been decorated with the Lace Edger.  The sentiment sits upon the Scandinavian Hearts, more Circles, and then the very pretty Sentiment Frame #2.         
 I adore this sentiment, so true!
 Well that is my creation for this week.  For more inspiration call on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspirational Blog.
Till Next Week...

Other: AC Cardstock, Helmar Adhesives, Kaisercraft Bling, Stardust Stickles, Whimsey 
Sentiment Stamp, Black Pigma Pen.


Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, these look amazing, they really look like pansies! Great tip with the popsickle stick, and I love the card design!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! Your card is stunning Sandie. I LOVE your pansies and the card design is fabulous.

Hugs Sue

Margyz Paper Games said...

What a lovely card Sandie. I love the ones with multiple folds, it's like opening a little present. The pansies are fabulous, I'll have to try them myself. Changing the subject, I decide to change my blog name so hopefully there will be no more problems with Blogger. Thanks for your advice. Have a lovely day. xx Margy

Nicecrane Designs said...

I really love all your die cuts,,,,OMG,,,,so unique ,,,,,Sandie,,, I am looking for more picts from M. antoniette for you, and all over take a look to my Christmas ornaments and Save packs I have just sent you Sandie,,, I know you´d love them.

carlies said...

hey sweetie wow what a gorgeous card love it the flower !!

hugs carla

Diane said...

these are beautiful...makes me want to run out and purchase some "winter pansies" to plant!!

Keren Tamir said...

lovely cards and panseys Sandie!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I did not know you are on the Cheery Lynn DT, Sandie! That's awesome! I LOVE pansies, and these look so real in those shades of purple (my fave color). It's a very special card, the way it folds up in such a unique way.

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful card & great work with all the dies!!