Thursday, May 5, 2011

Easy Butterfly Pansy Tutorial

Another Pals Paper Arts Challenge awaited me this week and it was a Celebrity Color Challenge. Our projects were to use Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait. I'd be lying if I told you I loved Poppy Parade, I haven't really used that color in the last 10 months. And that color combination isn't really 'moi'. But that's why it's a challenge, right? So here's what I came up with :)

I also promised you that I'd show you how to make those adorable butterfly pansies. They're very easy to make!  I can't take credit for them though, I learned how to make them about a month ago from a fellow Demonstrator :) First, using Stampin' Up! Shimmery card stock (because it soaks up water better and also adds a little shimmer to your flower), punch out two butterflies with the Butterfly Punch. You can also use Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock but the water may not soak in as easily.

Next, spritz your butterflies with water until very wet. Using SU! reinkers, drop one or two drops of your chosen colors (here I used Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait) on a paper towel. Pick up ink with an Aquapainter and 'paint' the wet butterflies. Place ink where you want it and let the colors run together. You will get a 'tie dye' effect. Let your butterflies dry.

Once dry, use a coordinating color (Concord Crush on my pansies) to draw the lines on the pansies. Put a little adhesive in the center of the bottom butterfly and adhere the butterflies together. I added a green rhinestone brad in the center of my pansies to add a little glimmer.

As you can see, these are very easy and take only about 10 minutes to make! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Linda Callahan said...

Your flowers came out beautiful! Colors look great!

Margaret Moody said...

Your card is beautiful, Monica! And, you did a great job with the colors! Love your pansies, too! Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

Great butterfly pansies. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the tecnique you used for coloring your pansy's! Beautiful! Hugs,