Walk through my garden as I introduce my new collection, Susan’s Autumn Flora. I look forward to sharing my love of gardening through paper crafting, teaching out to create realistic flowers, stems and leaves that are ready to include in your fall décor. This collection of 7 dies and 1 clear stamp set are idea for dimensional floral projects, cards…even corsages!
Susan’s Autumn Flora Collection is Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s debut with Spellbinders. She is known for her realistic floral designs to create beautiful blooms through paper crafting. Add these beauties to your etched die collection. Watch Susan introduce her collection below or on our Youtube channel:
Autumn Flora Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn
S4-1073 Autumn Hydrangea: I could not let a release begin without adding a Hydrangea variety to the collection. Hydrangeas were the flowers that our daughter Kelly chose for her wedding bouquet and I love honoring that memory. As the year moves into Autumn, this conical-shaped Hydrangea turns lovely shades of rose, sage, and honey that echo the softness of the season. It pairs well with the other flowers, but is strong enough to stand on its own in a paper bouquet project.
Watch video tutorial to learn how to create Autumn Hydrangea. Watch below or on our Youtube channel:
S4-1074 Button & Daisy Chrysanthemum: When I see mums in my favorite nursery, I know Autumn is around the corner and the landscape of the garden will be changing soon. Each year, I love decorating my front porch steps with pots of Chrysanthemums, intermixed with white and orange pumpkins, and my only problem is choosing the colors! These two varieties, that I have designed for you, will add so much interest to your paper bouquets with their unique shapes, and I’m sure you may have the same problem as I do deciding on what colors you choose!
Watch video tutorial to learn how to create Button & Daisy Chrysanthemum. Watch below or on our Youtube channel:
S4-1075 Coreopsis: Also called Tickseed, this perennial is definitely a favorite flower in my garden; I have five different varieties that range in color from pale yellow to a deep claret color. Most gardeners plant it because it’s deer-resistant, but I plant it because I love watching the goldfinches come to my yard and pick seeds from the centers. With all the different colors and unique markings on some, Coreopsis will definitely be a favorite in your paper bouquets too.
Watch video tutorial to learn how to create Coreopsis. Watch below or on our Youtube channel:
S4-1076 Gaillardia: When I first saw Gaillardia, I was taken back by its breathtaking markings and the size of the blooms. Occurring mainly in the southern United States, its common name, Blanket Flower, is from Native American legend of the blanket maker who the spirits rewarded him with an ever-blooming blanket of flowers on his grave. These mounding plants are covered in blooms in summer and autumn with a vivid flowerhead and creating them in paper will definitely give your projects a “pop” of color!
S4-1078 Oriental Poppy: This native of northeastern Turkey blooms in the mid-summer months, but I chose it for the Autumn Flora Release for its profound symbol of Remembrance for Veteran’s Day in November to add to your autumn paper bouquets. I am a “Navy brat” and in our family, that dates back to my Great-Grandfather, William Henry Tierney, who received a Silver Medal of Honor for saving fellow sailors on the U.S.S. Constitution, we always honor Veteran’s Day.
Watch video tutorial to learn how to create Oriental Poppy. Watch below or on our Youtube channel:
S4-1079 Foliage & Ladybugs: I’ve always felt that Foliage was important for creating structure in an arrangement and helps to make focal flowers truly stand out! It can define a bouquet’s shape, add texture and color, and create a balance. I’ve chosen ones that do just that with; Eucalyptus, with its elongated leaves in a grayish silver, Rosemary, which is a woody, perennial fragrant herb, with needle-like leaves and white, purple or blue flowers, Nandina, commonly known as heavenly bamboo with its mixture of leaves ranging in color from green to rosy hues, and finally, a Berry Branch, which can be adorned with your favorite colored berries or my favorite for autumn, Bittersweet. The final adornment to all my projects, the lady bug, is a remembrance to our daughter, Kelly who lost her battle to Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2010. Every gardener knows the benefits of Ladybugs, with their appetite for aphids, and I love seeing them in my garden.
Watch video tutorial to learn how to create Foliage & Ladybugs. Watch below or on our Youtube channel:
S4-1080 Woodland Garden Leaves: I’m admittedly a Leaf Peeper! Every Autumn, I love driving or hiking to see the change of colors in the areas of the country I have lived in and by far, I will say, living in Massachusetts was an artist’s delight! Maple in shades of red and yellows, Birch, with their golden hues, Hawthorne in yellow to orange colors, Oak in browns, yellow and burgundy palette remain on trees until early Spring when the new leaves developing, cause them to drop, Poplar that can range in colors from golden yellow to reddish shades, and finally the Japanese Maple, which are one of the last trees to change colors, are golden yellow with hints of burgundy.
Watch video tutorial to learn how to create Woodland Garden Leaves. Watch below or on our Youtube channel:
STP-024 Autumn Quotes: There is no better way to finish off a card than with a befitting quote that expounds the beauty of the Autumn season! The seven quotes chosen are perfect for any floral project and many can be used for any time of the year.