I was always very close to my Grandmother. She was such an amazing woman who came to this country alone at 24 and got married and raised her family. We all adored her. She was extremely intelligent, really funny and an incredibly good cook! I think of her SO often! Her favorite flowers were pansies so when I saw this technique on Gretchen Barron's blog, I thought of her immediately and knew I had to try it!
The pansies start with the butterfly punch (#119848) and shimmery white card stock (#101910). You put them on paper towels and spritz them really well with water. Then, you take your aqua painter (#103954) and a couple of drops of reinkers. In this image, I used Cherry Cobbler (#119788), Eggplant Envy (#1105222), and Daffodil Delight (#119672). You can do them with any combination you'd like. Just use the aqua painter to pick up a drop of the reinker and literally drop it onto the butterfly/card stock. It will spread by itself. Do the same with your other colors and allow to dry. Use a matching marker to draw the lines and adhere two together using a brad. My favorite is our new Silver Mini Brads (#122941). The hardest part, for me, was remembering to leave some white space!
The card is Cherry Cobbler (#119685) and Shimmery White (#101910) card stocks. The base was passed through the Big Shot (#113439) using the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder (#120175) and the white layer was cut using the Top Note Die (#113463) and then the Manhattan Flower Textured Embossing Folder (#114517). Can you tell I'm addicted to those embossing folders! I can't get enough of them! The greeting is Thank You Kindly (W#111700) and is punched using the large oval punch (#119855) and layered with the scalloped oval punch (#119856). It is accented with white 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#109070). Voila! Thanks, Gretchen!
Do a BUNCH of them at once and save them for quick cards. I do these and leave the greetings off until I need them.
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