The large pink flowers were created using the smallest petals in the Susan's Garden Peony dies. The base of the petals were colored with Pan Pastels. For the stamen I used the base (calyx) from the Susan's Garden "Mini Petals". I used a technique i learned from Susan Tierney-Cockburn's "Paper Bouquet" book to shape this piece for a stamen. If you don't have this book yet, I know you will find it very helpful in learning ways to create and shape your flowers. I used the Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit to shape all the flowers. To create the stamen, I cut between each point and down the center of each point on the calyx, using scissors, to make it "frilly". Two calyx were used for each center. In the center were added a few yellow beads. The maroon flowers were created with the Susan's Garden "Mini Daisy" In the center I added dots using the Susan's Garden Black Viva paper pen. The blue flowers were die cut using the Susan's Garden "Forsythia" dies. I know forsythia are not blue but they match the flowers in the design paper. In the center I used the Viva Yellow paper Pen to create the stamen. The flowers were glued to covered floral wire. On a couple of the leaves I made a ladybug using the Susan's Garden Ladybug Kit.
I hope this will inspire you to be creative and come up with many different flowers using your Susan's Garden flower dies.
Have a great weekend.
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Susan's Garden Viva Decor Paper Pen ( (in stock)
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Susan Tierney Cockburn "Paper Bouquet" book (in stock)
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