Join Kim Kesti in the Creative Classroom as she creates a floral Mother’s Day card with the Double & Single Peonies dies from the Susan Tierney-Cockburn. Susan is known for her beautiful, realistic flowers and the new Susan’s Spring Flora collection is filled with lovely dies for you to create with.
Looking at the intricate floral projects created with these dies, they might feel overwhelming but Kim and Susan both make it simple to create with these products. Be sure to watch Susan’s YouTube videos to coordinate with each flower in the collection, in the How To with Spellbinders section of our YouTube channel.
In today’s video, Kim die cut the peonies from Susan’s Garden Specialty Cardstock, which has a stipled texture to add realism to these botanical blooms. After adding simple color using markers, Kim uses the tools from Susan’s Ultimate Tool Kit to begin bringing her flowers to life. You’ll love this tool kit which includes everything you’ll need to create realistic floral designs. She started with the large loop tool and the sponge pad to break down the fibers and curl up the petals. Next, Kim used the Leaf Tool and Leaf Pad to add scored veins to the center of the die cut leaves. To finish off the flower, Kim colored and added dimension to the center pieces of the flower and then she adhered the whole flower together with Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue.
Watch the video above or on YouTube to see all of Kim’s tips and tricks for making Susan’s Spring Flora peonies.