Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ed Who? Ed 2

Welcome to week 2 of the new ED challenge.  Easy and Demonstratable cards.  This week we are working on cards with flowers.  Any flowers.  They could be stamped flowers, flowers on your DP, flowers made from punches as mine are or any other kind of flower you wish.  Here is my sample for today.

It may not look that easy but it certainly was.  The beautiful pansy flowers are made on Shimmery White paper using the re-inker spread technique.  First I punched out two butterflies for each flower.  Then with a fine mist spritzer spray water on the butterflies. One they are nice and wet go around the edges with a paint brush loaded with re-inker.  I used Elegant Eggplant re-inker.  Be sure to let your flowers dry before trying to put brads through the middle or you will be starting over, lol (don't ask).   The leaves are the five petal flower punch.

Stamps: Brighter Tomorrow
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Shimmery White
Ink: Versa Mark
Other: white embossing powder, Brads, embossing folder, butterfly punch, five petal flower punch, re-inkers, paint brush, water spritzer, marker

Thanks for stopping by today, I am glad you did.
Mary Jo

17 nice people left a comment:

Leigh said...

Oh wow, these pansys are gorgeous.

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous, Mary Jo! I learned that lesson about placing brads when wet, too!

Dawn Dickinson said...

love this - pansies are my favorite flower for spring - I'll have to try these!

Narelle Hodges said...

HI I love these Pansies, In Australia we do not have the shimmer paper could you use Whisper white card or would there be a better substitute?? Thank you so much for sharing.
Narelle
Australia

Narelle Hodges said...

HI I love these Pansies, In Australia we do not have the shimmer paper could you use Whisper white card or would there be a better substitute?? Thank you so much for sharing.
Narelle
Australia

Nancy Hill said...

Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing.

Crystal said...

Love your use of the butterfly punch! What a great idea! Great card.

Beth Fesperman said...

Love this card...great idea on the reinker...thanks for sharing!!!!

Charlotte said...

MJ, these are gorgeous. I will be making some pansies soon. Thanks for sharing!

kmoorehouse said...

These flowers are beautiful!

Susan said...

**LOVE** these little babies; thanks for your share!!

craftystamper said...

Just gorgeous. Love the colouring technique as well.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful- I bet the shimmer is awesome IRL- Love this idea!!! TFS

Shari Winterstein said...

What a wonderful idea! I really need to stop going to the Late Night Stampers daily list - I can't afford all the things I just know I don't need! I love your idea and now I'm thinking . . . . should I or maybe not or what if the butterfly punch goes out of the new catalog. Congratulations on being a featured stamper today and for blessing my day! :)

stampingmadly said...

Nice take on the pansies. Great colors, well done, Mary Jo.

valita said...

great technique thanks for sharing! Valita

Tracy said...

what a great idea for the butterfly punch! thanks for sharing the idea and directions! beautiful card!