Good Saturday morning.  How many times have you ordered something twice by mistake?  I really don’t do it very often but when I do I slap myself on the forehead with a big DUH!  My mistake is going to make one of you very happy.  I mistakenly ordered two Spellbinders Grand Rectangles sets this past week and instead of sending one back I am offering it as blog candy as a thank you for all of the wonderful support you show me week after week.

All you have to do to qualify to win is leave a comment on this post telling me which of Susan Tierney Cockburn ’s flower dies are your favorite. You will have until 5:00 PM EST on Friday, July 26th to leave your comment. 

 Speaking of Susan Tierney Cockburn’s flower dies, I have another flower to share with you today made using the Black-Eyed Susan die. I paired it with soft sky blue paper and a piece of the Sun Kiss Collection designer paper. I wanted the flower to be the main focal point and added other elements for added dimension and interest.

KC Sizzix Black Eyed Susan 1 right

I started by cut and assembling the flower following Susan’s wonderful video tutorial.  I used Susan’s Garden Pan Pastel to coloring the flower petals and leaves

KC Sizzix Black Eyed Susan 1 center

I cut the Poppystamps Grand Madison Window and Picket Fence in blue and attached to the card base using mounting tape.  I cut the Fresh Cut Grass and added to the fence.  I cut the Memory Box Butterfly Delights, colored them lightly with Pan Pastel and added markings using my vintage photo distress marker. I attached the flower and leaves using glossy accents and added the butterflies for the perfect finishing touch. KC Sizzix Black Eyed Susan 1 close

Here is a closer view of the flower. I think it looks so real.  And it is so easy to make.

KC Sizzix Black Eyed Susan 1 side view

Here is a side view to show the dimension of the flower. 

KC Sizzix Black Eyed Susan 1 left

Thank you for stopping by.  Please remember to leave a comment on this post to qualify for the Spellbinders Grand Rectangles set blog candy.  I will announce the winner next Saturday morning, July 27th. 

Sizzix Susan Tierney-Cockburn, Bigz Die, Flower, Black-Eyed SusanPoppystamps Dies, Grand Madison WindowPoppystamps Dies, Picket FenceMemory Box Dies, Butterfly DelightsDie-namics Fresh Cut GrassPanPastel® Susan's Garden, Flower Coloring KitDistress Marker Complete Set w/ TubeSizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnTim Holtz Tonic Retractable Craft PickAccents, Glossy Scissors, 5 Titanium BladeATG 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:  Soft Sky, Yellow, Olive, Chocolate Brown, Prima Sun Kiss Collection 6” Pad (I can’t find one of these available to link)     Accessories:  Sizzix Black-Eyed Susan Die, Poppystamps Grand Madison Window, Picket Fence, Memory Box Butterfly Delights, My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass, Susan’s Garden Pan Pastel, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Distress Markers, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Paper Piercer, Metal Adapter Plate, ATG, Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter