Stampin' Up! Butterfly Punch to Pansy Tutorial

Handmade Pansies

I had fun teaching the Scrap Club members how to make these lovely flowers last night.  I wish I could have video taped some of their reactions.  It was quite funny!  I thought I would go ahead a make a quick tutorial for all of you.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Punch

Start with the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Punch and some Whisper White cardstock.  You are going to need two butterflies per flower.

Stampin' Write Marker

Choose two shades of Stampin’ Write Markers for your flower.  Use the lighter shade marker to color both butterflies entirely.

Darker shade Stampin' Write Marker

Use the darker shade Stampin’ Write marker to color just the edges of the butterflies.

Spritz with water

Use a small spritz bottle to wet them with water.  You want to get them fairly wet with 2-3 spritzes.  The water will make the colors run a little hopefully taking away some of the marker lines and making the difference in shade a little less pronounced.

Crumple

Yes, you read that correctly, you need to crumple up the butterflies.  (Between getting the butterflies wet and crumpling them up, I thought I was going to have mutiny on my hands in class last night!)

Unfold

Unfold the butterflies, being very careful as they are fragile in the middle.  As you flatten them you don’t want to  take out all of the wrinkles, leave some, we want the texture.  You can let the butterflies dry at this point or proceed gently.

Paper Piercer

Use a paper piercer or 1/16th inch circle punch to punch a hole in the center of each butterfly.  Be gentle!

Vintage Brad

Use a brad to hold the butterflies together, each butterfly facing a different direction.

Butterfly punch flower

That’s it!  You have a beautiful flower!  If the flower isn’t quite full enough for your needs of course you can add a couple extra butterflies.

I have shared a couple different projects using these flowers.  I made a handmade Mother’s Day card as well as a two-page flowered scrapbook layout.  Be sure to check them out, leave a quick comment and then go make your own!

No, I did not come up with this idea myself, I only wish I was so creative!  To be truthful though, I’m not sure who should receive the credit.  So, suffice it to say, I’m happy to share this lovely flower with you that someone else brilliantly came up with and shared.

Comments

  1. I never realised how many “flowers” I had in my punches stash! Thank you so much for sharing these. Lol at the thought of mutiny 😀

  2. Wow, these are really pretty, and what a great tutorial! tfs

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