Today I used two different sets of dies from Susan's Garden to create this mirrored frame. The white flowers were created with Susan's Calla Lily dies and the purple flowers were created with the Susan's Garden Clivia dies.
Susan's Garden Lily Dies. As Susan's has done with all your flower dies, she has a Cally Lily Video at this Link. I followed Susan's instructions to create these beautiful flowers. One of the things I want to point out, is that the pointed end of the the large die in this set is not the base end, as in most of her die sets. I will confess -- I colored the wrong end of the petal, with the Pan Pastels, the first time I started working with this flower. You will immediately know you colored the wrong end as soon as you start to assemble it, because you need that point up at the very top. After shaping and gluing the calyx sides together, I glued a piece of Wired Sisal Rope (from Hobby Lobby)down in the calyx, and let it dry, before inserting the shaped flower, so my flowers would be on a stem. The stamens were shaped as Susan showed us and I did use a large drop of the Viva Yellow Paper Pen on the tip. Once that was dry, I rolled the stamen in clear glue and then rolled it in the Susan's Garden Yellow Pollen. I die cut my leaves using white card stock and colored them with the Copic YG67 marker. After scoring down the center of the leaf (on the back) I turned it over and colored down the vein line with the Yellow Green Pan Pastels. To get the white marks on the leaves, I used my Inkssentials Opaque White Pen. It is amazing how realistic these flowers look! I created five Calla Lilies and tied them together down on the stems with a piece of green wire. Dimensional Glue Dots were used to attach the arrangement to the frame.
Susan's Garden Clivia dies to create purple flowers. I did not create the flowers the same as you do when you create the Clivia. On the left side in the picture above, you can see the coral Clivia flower I created following Susan's instructions on her Clivia Video. I used half a green 1 1/2" Styrofoam ball for the base for the Clivia, then created the Clivia just like Susan's did on the video.
Below is a tutorial on how I used the Clivia dies to create a different type flower to go with my arrangement.
Susan's Garden Pan Pastels to color flowers because it is really great how the Pan Pastels color over colored card stock. You can see in the photo above how well the yellow Pan Pastel shows up on both the lavender and darker purple petals.
Flower Tool Kit!
To decorate the frame, I used the Memory Box, Grand Happy Birthday die to create a border along the bottom. A piece of lace was added with two-sided take along the bottom. Along the top I added two different laces. The flowers were arranged around the mirror on the frame then a purple silk bow was added to complete it.
I know you will have fun creating these beautiful Cally Lillie's using Susan's Garden Cally Lily dies. They are very easy.
You can purchase the following products from Ellen Hutson, LLC:
Susan's Garden, Cally Lily Dies
Susan's Garden, Clivia Dies
Susan's Garden, Flower Tool Kit
Susan's Garden, Pan Pastels
PanPastel Sofft Knives and Covers
Susan's Garden, Yellow Pollen
Susan's Garden, Paper Pens
Memory Box, Grand Happy Birthday die
Copic Marker, YG67
Inkssentials Opaque White Pen
Pop Up Glue Dots