Monday, April 19, 2021

Another Catalogue Sneak Peek..... Pansy Patch

Over the weekend I had a chance to play with one of my new sets called Pansy Patch.  This beautiful stamp set and accessories will be available to Stampin' Up! customers for purchase on May 4th, 2021, when the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue is launched.  In the meantime only demonstrators, and those who sign up as new or returning demonstrators can get it in the Demonstrator Pre-Order.  

The designer series paper called Pansy Petals has richly coloured and designed images.  Two of the sheets in the pack had just pansy images and so I began gan by cutting out the individual pansy images.  There weren't any leaves on these pages, just the flowers, so I stamped rows of leaves to pair with the flowers.  I used my Mini Cut N' Emboss machine to cut out all the images, what fun!  

I used small pieces of washi tape to hold the dies in place on the paper, but the Pansy Dies are amazing and really hug the individual flower shapes ensuring you get good clean cuts. I stamped the leaves using the new In-colours Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. These also die cut beautifully, and it didn't take me long to have a stack of flowers and leaves so I could get on with my card making.

Here are my cards:

I made three cards each focusing on a particular card style that would show off the designer series paper (dsp).  

Card One: 

My first card is a flip and pop card featuring the Fresh Freesia Gingham dsp and card stock.  

This card took approximately 8 minutes from start to finish and I must say it's one of my favourite cards.  It looks so sweet and fresh.  I'm planning to make more using the new In-colour palette.  

I purchased a package of In-Colour Jewels in my pre-order, and they are absolutely beautiful.  They come in the new In-colours and I  added three in the Fresh Freesia colour.  So beautiful! 

Card Two:

My second card features a split panel of dsp.  The original piece measured 4" x 5 and I've cut it in half at the 2" mark and used the front for the top layer and the reverse side for the bottom of the card.  

I really like the combination of Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen in this striped designer paper, and how these colours coordinate so well with the Soft Seafoam of the card base and the background design in the floral portion of the DSP.

To showcase the flowers I die cut a 3" stitched oval from Soft Sea Foam and the next smaller size from Evening Evergreen  card stock.  I chose three of the larger flower designs and layered them onto the oval with a combination of Tom Bow glue and Dimensionals.  The oval was adhered with Dimensionals to the card mat. The leaves were hand stamped on Whisper White card stock and die cut.

I cut a strip of white cotton ribbon and secured it around the center of the mat to hide the paper seam, before adhering this layer to the card base.  I tied a small  bow and attached it glue dots, once the flowers were in place.  

To finish the card I added the "thank you" sentiment which was stamped with Versamark Ink on a scrap of Blackberry Bliss card stock and then heat embossed with White embossing powder.  This tag was die cut using the smallest die in Stitched so Sweetly.  

To complete this card I attached a tiny Bumble Bee trinket with glue dots and added some sparkle around the flower centers with Star Dust Stickles.   

Card Three: 

My third and final is called a Front Flap Fold and features a double panel fold and belly band. This was also a very quick and easy card to make.  The most time consuming aspect of making this card is deciding on the blend of designer series paper and what to layer on the belly band. 

I love how this Pansy Petals designer series paper incorporates some of the other colour collections.  This card has a Blackberry Bliss base and the layered circle is cut from Bumble Bee.  Although this is a very bold paper it has a rich tone that isn't overwhelming.  

Well that's it for today's sneak peek.  Hope you enjoyed it.  The Pansy Petal Suite will be available May 4th, when the new 2021-22 Annual Catalogue goes live.


Penny Hanuszak, Canadian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

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1 comment:

Heather Hopson said...

Beautiul display of cards. You have captured the pansy's perfectly. Good display of how you started cutting the pansy's from the dsp and then how you did the leaves. I really love the Pop & Flip Card. Lovely!

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