Slimline Pansy Thanks Card
Let’s make a Slimline Pansy Thanks Card today! A cool-weather favorite, these flowers are hardy and perfect for a striking card. Find the recipe here!
We are taking a break this week from my “Create with DSP” series to show off the new Pansy Patch stamp set and the coordinating Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP)!
This particular design of paper was large — big flowers all over the sheet — , so I knew a slimline card was the best way to showcase it.
Not surprisingly, I can never have enough thank you cards. There are so many great people in my life, so while playing with my new Pansy Patch stamp set, it was clear what sentiment would pair perfectly.
Honestly, I was worried about the two-step stamping with this set before I opened it up. There are a lot of stamps for only a single set — but once I put them on blocks and started stamping, I realized how cool it is to be able to personalize my pansies and how easy they are to put together and use! Want a different color on the inside? Done! Below I give a tip on how to pick the stamps you’ll need for each flower.
See below for how to create a Slimline Pansy Thanks Card:
How to make a Slimline Pansy Thank You Card:
Cut your cardstock:
- Calypso Coral
- 8 1/2” x 7”, folded at 3 1/2” for your slimline card base
- 5 1/2” x 1 3/8”
- DSP: 8 1/4” x 3 1/4”. Adhere it to the front of your card base.
- Blackberry Bliss: Scraps to cut out your letters
- Bumblebee: Scraps to cut out your letters.
- Basic White: Scraps to stamp your pansies and a few leaves
Stamp a Pansy. And Stamp some more!:
- I chose ink colors that coordinated with the DSP I was using (Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, and Bumblebee).
- For the bottom flower, I used Calypso Coral but stamped off on a scrap paper first. Then used the second stamp at full strength Calypso Coral. Next, I stamped the center with Bumblebee and then Blackberry Bliss. The center dot was stamped with Bumblebee.
- For the other flowers, I just rotated the colors I used for the petals, ensuring that I first stamped off the petal color on the first stamp.
- Lastly, die-cut your flowers.
TIP: The two-step stamps in the Pansy Patch set can be intimidating at first (“which one goes with which?”), but I find it’s easy to figure out each flower piece by looking at the front picture on the stamp case. The images are next to their coordinating images, and you can almost see how they fit together!
- To stamp the leaves, use Evening Evergreen and stamp off for the first full leaf, and give full strength ink for the shading. Die-cut these out as well.
Put it all together:
- Glue the Blackberry Bliss letters down the center of your Calypso Coral column using liquid glue. Next, glue the Bumblebee letters slightly offset to those letters. Adhere the whole column to the center of your card front.
- Use dimensionals to adhere your pansies to your card, and liquid glue to place a few leaves directly on the card around the flowers.
Supplies for a Slimline Card filled with Pansies:
What color combo will use to stamp a few pansies? If you have some in your garden, it may give you some good combos that are more realistic! Or would you prefer to imagine beautiful flower colors and create those? Let me know if the comments below!
Thanks for joining me in my Craft Closet today! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this slimline card with me. If you want to be ahead of card making and crafty techniques, tips, and ideas, as well as know about upcoming deals, subscribe to my Stampin Newsletter!
How about making a few more floral projects? Click on the images below to find the tutorials!
Or wanna try another slimline with a more masculine feel? Click on this image below to see the recipe!
Thanks again for joining me for some stamping time today. Happy Crafting!