Good Sunday morning.  I have another Susan Tierney Cockburn flower project to share with you today with a step by step tutorial showing how I colored the flower petals with Susan’s Pan Pastels and assembled the flower.

I made this project for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  The inspiration site was thomaspaul and I was inspired by the set of dishes pictured below.


 I wanted to keep the card front very simple so the flower could be the main star. I had so much fun adding color to the petals with the pan pastels.  I wanted the flower to be vibrant against the black background.

KC Sizzix Lily 1 right

I have never used anything like the pan pastels.  They are so creamy and the color coverage is amazing. If you are a paper flower maker then you will definitely want to consider checking this set out.

KC Sizzix Lily 1 center

I love how the yellow and dark pink blend together to create such a natural look to the petals. Not only did I use the pastels on the petals but I also brightened up the leaves with a bit of yellow.  Here a couple of different closer views.

KC Sizzix Lily 1 close right

KC Sizzix Lily 1 close left

Click here and scroll down to see Susan’s lily video tutorial.  My tutorial below is just to show how I used the pan pastels and how I put my flower together.  I hope you find it helpful.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Lily Tutorial

Supplies:  Cardstock, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Pan Pastels and Sponge Stylus, Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue, Rose Red R85 Marker


My pictures are pretty self explanatory and don’t need much comment.  I applied the yellow to the petal first and then followed by blending in the dark pink. I finished the petal with a touch of yellow right at the bottom part of the petal.

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I added green to the lighter green piece to add brightness.

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I added a touch of green to the leaves.

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I used a rose red Copic marker to add the markings on the flower and color the tips of the stamen. 

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The picture below shows the petals and leaves formed by the tools in the accessory tool kit.


I attach the petals to the flower base and then set it in the flower pot tray to hold it in place while the glue dries.




I added leaf green flower soft  to the tips of the stamen and allowed it to dry.  I rolled the stamen around the tweezers and glued it at the base.


I applied glue to the tip base of the stamen and attached it in the flower center and held it in place for a minute to set. 



After my flower dried I turned back the petals just to make them fit on my card front.  If I were using this flower in a large arrangement I would have left the petals standing.

KC Sizzix Lily 1 left


Sizzix Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Lily by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 12PK   Pan Pastel Susan's Garden Kit     The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz. COPIC Sketch Marker R85, Rose Red     Flower Soft Texture Set, TreeSizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnSizzix Accessory, Plastic Flower Pot Trays, 5 Pack inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12


Paper:  Olive, Pink, White     Accessories:  Sizzix Lily , Susan’s Garden Pan Pastels , Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue, Susan’s Flower Pot Trays, Leaf Green  Flower Soft Mounting Tape, Copic Marker Rose Red R85, Metal Adapter Plate  , Glue Dots  , Paper Piercer  , ATG  , Big Shot  , Teflon Bone Folder, Guillotine Paper Cutter