Good morning everyone! This week I received in the mail a bunch of dies by Sizzix called Susan's Garden. It is a full line of dies to create flowers. I fell in love with these as soon as I saw them. Those of you who have followed me for awhile know that I started this blog to showcase flowers that I made using punches. My header is a Christmas swag I made for a local scrapbook store that I taught at years ago.
Here is one of my first projects, a flower bobby pin for my daughter to wear.
I used the Flowering Quince Die Set.
I did not follow the directions to make the Quince but created my own fun flower using a light blue polka dot paper. I cut each of the die pieces once and use all of the pieces. I ran my Versafine cube in Pinecone along the edges of the petal pieces. I colored the tips of the stamen with a Copic marker YR65 Atoll. To glue it all together I used the best glue called The Ultimate. I glued the petals onto the bobby pin and put a calyx under and over the bottom metal piece. I then took the pin outside and sprayed the whole flower with Krylon Matte Finish several times.
I designed this card for my daughter to keep the bobby pins organized.
Here is herself modeling. It was early so she wouldn't let me take a front shot. Maybe later.