I have just returned home from a little over 2 weeks of vacation. I am exhausted, yet inspired and will be creating like crazy in the coming weeks. This is a card I created with the new Susan Tierney Cockburn, Flowering Quince die set, from Sizzix.I started with some Smoothie cardstock and patterned paper from retired Lucy paper pack. The flower petals were cut from Blush cardstock; the stamen from White Daisy; and the branch from Saddle cardstock.
You can't really see the branch too well, but I discovered how to make a very realistic branch. I took a 1" x 6" piece of Saddle cardstock and crumpled it up; then opened it up; then crumpled it up again. I did this until it was fairly soft and well wrinkled. Then I started twisting it upon itself from one corner, until it was like a twisted strip that I folded into a "V" shape. It was ready for flowers to be glued upon it.
I coloured the tips of the stamen with a yellow marker before rolling it up and glueing it inside the flower. I forgot to colour the base of each petal and did a messy job of that after the flower was together.
I added a Sweet Leaf border with a background and sentiment stamp from a retired set. Then I added Silver Shimmer Trim ribbon and some Opaque Pearls to complete the card.
All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Patterned paper: Lucy
Cardstock: White Daisy; Smoothie; Blush; Sweet Leaf; Saddle
Ink: Sweet Leaf; Black
Embellishments: Silver Shimmer Trim; Pearl Opaques; Liquid Glass
Other: Susan Tierney Cockburn Flowering Quince Die; Copic Markers