Good Saturday morning.  Today my project is made with Susan Tierney Cockburn’s newly released Sunflower set.  If you love making flowers as much as I do then you definitely need to check out Susan’s whole collection.  I received my order from Ellen’s yesterday containing four more sets that I will be sharing with you over the next few days.

 When I think of sunflowers I picture them bordering a large vegetable garden in the heat of summer. Here’s a link to one of Anna Wight’s Garden Posts with  photos of her wonderful garden including her beautiful sunflowers. I couldn’t resist posing one of her photos here. 



I started by viewing Susan’s Sunflower video and following all the steps she shows to create my flower.  I sponged ink on the petals and the leaves to add depth.

KC Sizzix Flower Sunflower 1 left

I scored the leaves and petals with the leaf tool and leaf pad and added shape to the petals using the stylus and loop tool. I shaped the tiny seed pods with the small stylus and then began assembling the flower.  Here a couple closer views.

KC Sizzix Flower Sunflower 1 side

KC Sizzix Flower Sunflower 1 close

I created a double matted frame using the Spellbinders Labels One and Grand Labels One.  I used the Impression Obsession Gingham Cover a Card stamp inked with wild honey distress ink to create the country gingham background.

KC Sizzix Flower Sunflower 1 center

I attached the frame to the card base with mounting tape and then attached the sunflower and leaves.  I don’t know about you but I think sunflowers and gingham are such a perfect combination.  

KC Sizzix Flower Sunflower 1 right 

I went back and forth a little trying to decide if I needed to purchase Susan’s Accessory Tool Kit since I already have so many flower tools.  After watching several of her tutorial videos I saw tools that I didn’t have and definitely needed. I especially love the leaf tool, loop tool and leaf pad and the molding pad is a perfect replacement for my battered mouse pad. I thought I would give you my recommendation just in case you’re pondering the same question.  Click on this link and scroll down to see Susan’s tool kit video.


Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.


Sizzix Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Sunflower by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 7PKImpression Obsession Cover-a-Card Cling Stamp, Gingham      Sizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnAccents, Glossy Glue Dots, 3/8ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.Scissors, 5 High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12Mega Mount Acrylic Stamp Handle


Stamps:  Impression Obsession Gingham Cover a Card           Paper:  White, Olive, Summer Sun      Ink: Distress Ink  Wild Honey, Peeled Paint      Accessories:  Sizzix Flower Sunflower,  Spellbinders Labels OneGrand Labels One, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit , Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape ,Glue DotsMetal Adapter Plate , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Guillotine Paper Cutter, Mega Mount