Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Beautiful Flowers

                                                        Susan Tierney Cockburn is a specialist at making paper flowers.  She has two books on the subject to her credit and now has teamed up with Sizzix to produce dies to maker her lovely flowers.  I have to say they are really life like. I purchased the peony die from Cut at Home using my monthly coupon there. I will tell you straight out, I probably picked the hardest one to try first.  They take time and patience.  I wouldn't even show you my first attempt.  Looked like a flower after a heavy rain!  Anyway, I was more successful with the second which is shown below. I added a few extra petals to make it more full and I spritzed the finished flower with Mister Huey's Color Mist-Shine.  It gives a really pearlized look.  All the parts needed including the leaves are included in the die.  You do need some basic tools and a rubber mat to shape the flowers on.  There are quite a few videos on You Tube of Susan making her different flowers.  Worth checking out if you're interested. 

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