Pansy Thank You Card - Karen McKibbin

Hi there!
Paper Rose Studio Products:
Etched Pansy Die 25666, Hand Lettered Thanks Die 25606, Sketchy 6 x 6” Paper Collection 25252

Other Supplies - Strathmore Bristol cardstock, Karin Brushmarkers, Prismacolour pencil crayons, Tombow Dual brush markers, Pinkfresh Studio Classic Edgers Border Dies, Clear embossing powder

Hello everyone, and welcome.  I love how realistic these Paper Rose Studio pansy die cuts are!  To create them, I die cut the pansies from the Bristol cardstock.  I scribbled the Brushmarker pens onto my glass mat and then used a damp brush to pick up the colour and apply it to the pansies.  I tried to follow some pictures on Google to get the colouring right.  Once the ink was dry, I went in with some pencil crayons  and the Tombow markers to deepen some of the colours around the centres where the extra purple coloured areas are.  To assemble the pansies, I creased along the fold lines on the main portion, pinching and folding the pleats as best I could.  I used glue to attach the centres and the extra petals, and then used a round ball stylus on an old computer mouse pad to shape the middle of the assembled pansy.

For the background, I used the Pinkfresh Studio border dies to cut the Sketchy paper, as well as white cardstock and a coordinating purple cardstock.  I attached the leftover bottom piece of the Sketchy paper to my card front along the bottom edge.  Then I layered the white and purple cardstocks so the scallops were aligned, and attached these over the top edge of the Sketchy paper.  For the top layer of the Sketchy paper, I attached some craft foam to the back of it for dimension, and then glued this down over the white and purple layers of cardstock.

The sentiment was cut three times and glued together. I then covered it with VersaMark embossing ink and sprinkled on some clear embossing powder before heat setting it.  I repeated this three times to get a really glossy shine on the Thanks. I attached the sentiment to the bottom of the card with glue.  Finally, I used glue dots to attach the pansies and leaves.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re having a happy, creative day!

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