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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Delys Cram

Has kindly offered to be our 2nd tutorial writer and share a little bit about herself. She's created these cool pansies using the butterfly punch which is about to disappear on March 31st, as they're in the current Summer Mini catalogue & we won't be able to order from it after this date!

Delys's story - after coming home on holiday from overseas in 2001, my hubby Dave, our two kids Rhys (16), Jennifer (13) and I decided to stay in NZ and we went dairy farming. This was a huge change of career as I was formerly a medical scientist and Dave was a Boarding School Manager.

I had already dabbled in embroidery and patchwork but working on a farm put that hobby in the too hard tray so I gave scrapbooking a go and taught myself for a year or two before going to formal classes. It’s now a lifelong hobby for me.

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to have won competitions here and overseas, being published many times both here and overseas and being on design teams both here and in Australia. Last year I had the pleasure of being on the Up2scrap Elite Team (which is NZs only paper craft magazine).

In May 2008 I saw an advertisement in a magazine about Stampin’ Up! ..And I knew right then I had to join. Never having done much card making, it has been a fun journey of discovery and being in a supportive and wonderful team environment.

Having a team myself has been most rewarding but as I don’t tend to follow rules successfully I have named my team Del INK quents... all of my team love the name to bits!

Just recently I have joined the Just Add Ink Team and love the challenges and the inspiration the other DT members give me. I love seeing everyone's submissions / projectS every week which then inspires me onwards.

Making pansies – Delys Cram

My tutorial is using that fabulous Butterfly punch (116629) that is about to be unavailable come April 1 and so this tutorial is also a reminder to get your order in to your demonstrator quick smart so you too can make pansies.

Materials needed: 
  • Butterfly punch 
  • Stampin rite markers
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Water spray bottle
  • Brads

1.    Punch 2 butterflies out of Whisper white cardstock. .
2.    Colour in the butterflies with two colours. You can see in these photos I’m not being overly fussy about the colouring in here.  
3.    Spritz with a water spray bottle or alcohol spray and let the colours run a little.  
4.    Let dry. I used a heat gun to speed up the process.
5.    When dry screw up the butterflies and unfold again. 
6.    Arrange one landscape and one portrait over the top.
7.    Pierce a hole and put a brad into the centre. 
8.    Finish your card. I’ve made a few different colours but you are only limited by your imagination what colours to use.

If you'd like to download the tutorial & print it out please click HERE.

Thanks for sharing this Delys - I love the butterfly punch so this makes it an even better investment.

Anyone else wanting to share with us a cool technique & a wee tete-a-tete please do contact me.


Julia said...

I Just saw these when blog hopping the other day too, what a neat use for the cool punch! I'm sure the punch will be in the next IB&C ??

Paula said...

These pansies are so cool. I stumbled across them about a week ago and know I had to make my MIL birthday card with them. Thanks for the tutorial Delys. Will be making mine today!

Karen Rogers said...

I'm hopeful they'll be in the next IB+C too - but no guarantees & that's 6 months away

Anonymous said...

What fabulous pansies, Delys! Thank you for the tutorial - these are awesome!

Keryn Campbell said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial Delys. This is something I haven't seen done before so will have to have a try.