Good Saturday morning. As you know I am in love with Susan Tierney Cockburn’s die sets and it was Susan who introduced me to the wonders of PanPastel. My project today was made using Susan’s Poinsettia set and her Conservatory Window set and I have an additional set of each to offer to you for a blog candy gift.

KC Sizzix Poinsettia 1 right

 Sizzix Susan Tierney-Cockburn, Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Poinsettia, 7 pk  image

All you have to do be entered into the random drawing is leave a comment telling me whether you prefer creating your projects with stamps, dies or a combination of both. You will have until 5:00 pm on Friday, November 8th to comment and the winner will be announced next Saturday morning. 

KC Sizzix Poinsettia 1 center

I cut the window die twice, one for the card front and one to finish the inside for my see thru window. I used the inside lines of the window die as a template and drew an outline to follow for cutting out the window. I attached the window to the card front with mounting tape and used ATG adhesive to attach to the inside opening. Check out my tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of cutting out and finishing the window.

Next I cut out the flower and leaves and scored in the stem and vein lines using the leaf pad and leaf tool. I wanted my poinsettia to be a little smaller so I could pair it with the window so I only used the four smaller petals for the flower and the largest petal for the leaves. I had fully intended to use the stamen and Susan’s Garden yellow paper pen for the flower center but I totally messed it up and almost ruined my flower.  Ugh!  It was late and I was too tired so I pulled it off and just used flower soft for the center.

After scoring all the pieces I colored them with PanPastel, formed them with my tweezers and assembled the flower using crafter’s pick. I used white cardstock for both the petals and leaves because I like that it allows lighter and darker shades of color. You can see Susan’s tutorial for assembling the flower here. You can see a couple of my tutorials coloring both flowers and leaves with PanPastel here.

KC Sizzix Poinsettia 1 close

I cut the pine branch, applied PanPastel color and lightly formed them with the molding pad and stylus. I attached the pine and poinsettia to the window with glossy accents. I know the flower and window are not in perspective but I just love the open window with the floral design. There are no rules in art that can’t be broken…..right!  Smile

KC Sizzix Poinsettia 1 left

Click on the photos to see a closer view

I want to thank you for all the wonderful comments on my cat post and also for the personal stories you shared with me about your pets both in your comments and personal emails.  I had the best time reading them.  I appreciate all your supportive comments on my daily posts more than know and it’s always such a pleasure to offer blog candy as a small token of appreciation. Thanks again and I hope you have a great weekend.


Sizzix Susan Tierney-Cockburn, Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Poinsettia, 7 pk    image Impression Obsession Dies, Pine BranchSizzix Accessory, Tool Kit by Susan Tierney-CockburnPanPastel Ultra Soft Artist Pastel 9 ml, Orange 280.5PanPastel Ultra Soft Artist Pastel 9 ml, Permanent Red Shade 340.3PanPastel Ultra Soft Artist Pastel 9 ml, Bright Yellow Green Shade 680.3PanPastel Ultra Soft Artist Pastel 9 ml, Hansa Yellow Shade 220.3PanPastel Sofft Knives and Covers, Mixed (4 Knives and 8 Covers) Prima Marketing Comfort Craft Craft Knife by Ingvild BolmeThe Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.Tim Holtz Tonic Retractable Craft PickAccents, Glossy High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2 Glue Dots, 3/8ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12


Paper:  White, Spring Moss        Accessories:  Sizzix Susan’s Poinsettia, Conservatory WindowImpression Obsession Pine Branch, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Pan Pastel Orange 280.5, Permanent Red Shade340.3, Bright Yellow Green Shade 680.3, Hansa Yellow Shade 220.3, Sofft Knives and Covers, Craft Knife, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Paper PiercerMetal Adapter PlateATG, Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder, Guillotine Paper Cutter