My friend, Susan Tierney Cockburn has started a new venture with her paper flowers. I have known Susan for awhile now, since I first took classes from her in the Seattle area making flowers from punches. Susan is now a licensed artist with Ellison and has designed dies to use to make her paper flowers. Her new dies are with Sizzix and her line is called Susan's Garden.
The large rose above is from the Rose die set. I used My Favorite Things Cotton Candy card stock for the rose and for the leaves, I used Bazzill Card Shoppe Easter Grass. I colored the leaves with 2 Copic markers, Pea Green and Pale Olive on both sides. Then I molded the leaves and put the stem lines in. There are videos that Susan shot for Sizzix. I have also seen 2 other videos where she shows how to use the leaf tool and the loop tool. If you type in Susan's name in the search bar on YouTube, you will see a couple of videos, one says Part 1 and another one says Part 2 and those specifically show using the tools. I know that Susan will have lots of information on her blog when she gets that up. I did find these 2 videos to be very helpful and informative on the tools.
Susan came up with a Tool Kit that has some different tools in it for making her paper flowers. I was not planning to buy the set as I have Susan's Punch Bunch tool set. I wasn't sure I wanted to spend more money for various reasons, but I finally decided to buy it and I am glad that I did. The Loop tool and Leaf tool are wonderful! So are the tweezers. I also like the various pads that are in the kit.
This photo above is showing the Mini Petals set which I LOVE! I love to make little flowers. These were fun to make. They are actually smaller than what you see here.
Have a good rest of the week and thanks for stopping by!
Dies: Sizzix Susan's Garden Rose dies & Mini Petals dies.
Paper: Bazzill Card Shoppe Easter Grass & Sour Lemon card stocks, My Favorite Things Cotton Candy card stock, Red card stock from my stash.
Markers: Copic Markers.
Other Products: Sizzix Susan Tierney Cockburn Tool Kit, Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Glue.