Holiday Flora Inspiration with Caly Person
Hi, Friends! This is Caly Person and I’m thrilled to be here today sharing three projects using beautiful dimensional products from the Susan Tierney-Cockburn Holiday Flora Collection! Susan’s collections have been a favorite of mine from the start and I was so excited to be able to use these holiday products and share them with you!
My first card uses the Amaryllis die. I die-cut the flowers from white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers (R32, R35, R37, R39). For the stem and leaves, I die-cut the pieces of green cardstock and added some shading using Copic markers (G21, G24, G46). I also die-cut the stamen from yellow cardstock and added some red at the base using R32 to give it a peach color for some subtle shading.
Watch Susan’s Amaryllis assembly video tutorial below or on Spellbinders Youtube Channel:
My background uses the Gilded Nested Rectangle Glimmer Set. I foiled the frame using Polished Brass Foil. Next, I adhered my amaryllis and stamped my sentiment from the Holiday Quotes stamp set in a crisp black ink. I finished by adding some iridescent jewels.
My second card uses the Gathering Basket and Christmas Cactus dies. I die-cut the basket from kraft cardstock and ink-blended it with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink.
Watch Susan’s Christmas Cactus assembly video tutorial below or on Spellbinders Youtube Channel:
I die-cut my cactus with white cardstock and colored everything using Copic markers (G21, G24, G46, R35, R37, R39). For the buds, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red.
My background uses the Framed Details Glimmer Hot Foil set. I foiled the frame as well as a sentiment from the Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips set using Polished Brass Foil.
Last but not least, I created a card using a few sets from the Christmas Flora Collection to create a winter wreath. I die-cut the wreath from the Woodland Wreath and Feathered Friends die using kraft cardstock and again, ink-blended it with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink.
Watch Susan’s Poinsettia assembly video tutorial below or on Spellbinders Youtube Channel:
My poinsettia is die-cut from red cardstock, all the foliage from green cardstock, and colored with Copic markers to add shading (G46, YG99, R37, R39). On this card, I used flocking on the pine branches, clear lacquer on the ladybugs, and Nuvo drops on the berries and poinsettia stamen to give it lots of texture and interest. It is framed using the Essentials Glimmer Rectangles.
I hope you enjoyed this trio of cards. I love the different ways you can add color and Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit is perfect for creating dimensional art using these dies! Thanks so much for visiting today! If you’d like to see more of my work, be sure to check out my blog at calyperson.com where you can also link to my YouTube Channel and Instagram! Have a wonderful day!
Susan must be popping buttons she is so proud of your creations using her dies. These are wonderful and so realistic. You are one talented lady! Enjoyed the narrative as well as the makes.
Sigh…I wish I had half your talent…Your Poinsettia is just beautiful. And, that Christmas Cactus, Wowzers…very unique and gorgeous. Maybe Hubby will purchase it for me for Christmas! Love both of your cards. So very nicely done!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!