Good Monday morning. I have been having so much fun making Susan Tierney Cockburn’s flowers. Today I want to share Susan’s beautiful Tulip die set and a step by step tutorial on how I add layers of color to the petals and form the flower. I went a little overboard taking pictures of it but wanted you to see several views to see how pretty and realistic it is. And guess what……….the pictures fool you into thinking the tulip is really hard to make when in reality it is so easy!!!!
I hope to have a project to share with you tomorrow using this tulip and possibly a few more. Check out this tulip photo link if you would like to be inspired and to see wonderful tulip color combinations. You will definitely be inspired.
1. I cut the petals in white so I could add and build layers of color. I sponged on a light layer of worn lipstick ink.
2. I sponged wild honey ink over the pink but leaving pink space. I
3. I went back and sponged another layer of pink around the edges to add a deeper color and to blend in with the wild honey color. I repeated these steps on each petal and tried to make each petal a little different.
5. I formed the base of the tulip with the largest stylus tip and then using crafter’s pick glue. I attached three petals to the outside of the flower base alternating the them and then added the second three (ooops…I failed to take a picture after adding the other three petals) . I formed the small green circle with my stylus and attached to the bottom of the flower.
6. I placed the tulip upside down in the flower pot tray to hold it’s shape while allowing the glue to dry. If you want to mold and form lovely flowers then you will definitely want to invest in these little trays.
7. I softened the leaf cardstock with the loop tool and leaf pad and lightly formed the leaves.
8. I used the leaf tool to add veins to the leaves.
9. I cut the stamen using white cardstock and sponged on wild honey over the top half.
10. I colored the bottom half of the stamen black to match the flower base.
11. I cut each section of the stamen in half to add a little more texture for the inside of the tulip.
12. I rolled the stamen around the tip of the tweezers and glued it closed.
13. I applied a good amount of glue to the bottom of the stamen and placed in the center of the tulip. I held it in place for a minute to make sure it dried in the right place.
14. I finished by adding the leaves to the base of the flower.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Good Tuesday morning. My project today was made using Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Forsythia set.
I love creating window scenes especially with outdoor elements like trees, fences and flower borders. The small blossoms and leaves in the forsythia set are the perfect size to pair not only with branches but also flower gardens.
I started by cutting two sets of blossoms and two sets of leaves and forming them with the stylus and loop tool from Susan’s tool kit. I cut two window pieces, a fence and both grass borders.
I attached the blossoms and leaves to the branches with glossy accents.I used one of the windows as a template to draw lines for cutting the opening in the card base, cut it out using my craft knife and attached the window to the opening with ATG adhesive. I cut a decorative border on the window shade, crimped with my crimper and attached it to the opening on the inside of the card. attached the second window on the inside opening to cover the hand cut opening for a clean finish.
I attached the fence to the card base with mounting tape and then attached the tree to the card base with rolled glue dots. The glue dots not only hold the branches in place but also pop up the branches for dimension.
Good Monday morning.My project today was made using Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Mini Lily Set. I pulled up lily photos on Google for inspiration and found this lovely stargazer lily to use as a guide.
I cut petals and leaves to make three flowers. I sponged the petals with shell pink ink and added markings using a rose red marker. I assembled the flowers by following instructional Susan’s video.
Here’s a closer view.
I cut a couple pieces of foliage from Susan’s Leaves, Fern and Ivy set. I wanted to create a foliage base to attach the lilies to. I attached them to the white border with glossy accents and then attached the flowers.
For the finishing touch I added three dots with Susan’s paper pen to create an embellishment on the white border.
I created a stem for the rosebud by cutting a strip of olive cardstock about 1/2” wide and 6” long. I distressed the paper using the loop tool and molding pad to soften and make more pliable. I folded one side of the strip in towards the center and pressed down. I folded the other side over and glued down. I worked the stem with my fingers while the glue was still damp to make sure the glued fold held and to remove the flat and make it look more rounded. I applied crafter’s pick to the leaves and stem and attached to the back of the rose. I attached a large white scalloped circle to the back of the rose to create a perfectly finished base.
My husband asked me if he could send this rose to his mother. She loves my flower cards and has kept everyone we have sent her.
I thought you might like to see the measurement of this flower. I think the rose bloom without the stem would be so beautiful on a gift box or in a small basket.
Thanks for stopping by today. I sure hope you have been enjoying all of my floral projects made using Susan’s new line of dies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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