0021: Mission to Create

I'm having a great time creating along with my extremely talented Mission to Create design team! This week we have a fabulous guest designer, Natalie Elphinstone. You can check out Natalie's blog here for lots of fabulous pieces inspiration.

Here are this week's concepts:
Deborah - use a bingo card
Jocelyn - use tissue paper
Nicole - Ink it up!
Vanessa - Sanded Photo(s)
Natalie - handmade flowers

Here is the card I created using all 5 aspects of this week's mission:


Supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; patterned paper, Bo Bunny; stamps, Flourishes; bingo card, Jennie Bowlin; inks, Copic, Versamark, Ranger, Stampin' Up!; buttons, Jennie Bowlin, BasicGrey; pearls, Kaisercraft; edge punch, EK Success; brad, BasicGrey; twine, Stampin' Up!; glitter, Ranger; tool, Klic N'Kut machine; embossing powder, Ranger; other, tissue paper, thread.

Here's the inside...

Here's a close up of the front panel. I stamped and coloured in my pansy image by Flourishes using Copics and then I inked up the panel. Then I sponged on a layer of Versamark ink and sprinkled a layer of UTEE. Once I heated the UTEE, I pressed a layer of crinkled tissue into the hot UTEE and then carefully added another layer of UTEE over top of the whole thing again. This gave my image a vintage and distressed feel...

One piece of our mission this week was to make a homemade flower so this is how I made my own pansy.

Pansy Tutorial

Step 1: Cut or punch 3 butterflies shapes and one circle with a small hole (approximately 1.5 inches in diameter) punched in the center. Cut 2 smaller petal shapes from one of the butterfly shapes, one from each wing.

Step 2: Cut your other 2 whole butterflies in half. You will only need 3 large halves for your flower.

Step 3: Ink up your individual petals, concentrating your ink towards the bottom of the "V" of each petal.

Step 4: Distress the edges of all of your petals. I used my Tim Holtz distress tool for this.

Step 5: Apply Scor-Tape (or another strong adhesive) to the backs of each petal, right down the center.

Step 6: Adhere 2 of your 3 larger petals over lapping to your circle. Use the hole in the center as your guide to glue them down.

Step 7: Adhere your 2 smaller petals at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions; overlapping the 2 large petals at the top.

Step 8: Adhere your final large petal at the bottom of the circle. You should have this configuration when you are complete:

Step 9: Add fine, detailed lines using a fine tipped pen to each petal randomly. Add glitter to the top 2 petals. Add a coloured brad to the center and your homemade pansy flower is complete and ready to adhere to your next project!

Make sure you take a moment to visit the Mission to Create blog and check out what the rest of my fellow card team members have created this week!



  1. oh this is totally fantastic!!! What a brilliant tutorial. I'm sure to try this out - thanks for sharing (and thanks for the blog link too).

  2. Gorgeous card and great techniques Ally - love the pansy and must try the tissue paper & UTEE.
    Sue xx

  3. wow, stunning flower, love all the shadings and textures.


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