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Susan’s Poppy and Tutorial

Good Sunday morning.  My post today is featuring the Poppy die set, another of Susan Tierney Cockburn’s new flower dies that I have had and am just now getting to play with. I also put together a few pictures to show the steps I used to apply Pan Pastel and for the individual petals.

KC Sizzix Poppy 1 right

I started by cutting out all the pieces for the poppy.  I applied Pan Pastel to all the petals, formed the petals with the loop tool and tweezers and assembled the flower. 

I followed along with the steps in Susan’s Poppy video tutorial. It is well worth watching. You can also see step by step photos below of how I applied the black color to the petals and how I formed the petals.

KC Sizzix Poppy center

I stamped the image with black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. I created a double matted frame using the Spellbinders Matting Basics B set. I attached the frame over the sentiment layer with mounting tape.

KC Sizzix Poppy 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the poppy so you can see the inside better.  The black on the petals and black flower centers were a little hard to capture well in the photos.

KC Sizzix Poppy 1 left

Check out my Black-Eyed Susan post yesterday if you would like a chance to win my blog candy prize of the Spellbinders Grand Rectangles set. 

Thanks for stopping and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Pan Pastel application and forming petals. A picture speaks a thousand words.



Lightly apply the pan pastel by pushing the applicator up from the base of the petal and up into the center of the petal.  create an uneven line of black across the petal for a natural look.3


Lay the petal on the molding pad and light push in with the loop tool and pull down to the bottom of the petal. 




Repeat this step several times until your petal has form and dimension.


Lightly turn the petal edges back by gripping with your tweezers.


Hold the center of the petal in place with your tweezers and pinch around the tweezers with your fingers to round the petal.

I hope these photos help.

Impression Obsession Cling Stamp Set: Done in Love     Sizzix Susan Tierney-Cockburn, Thinlits Die Set, Flower, Poppy, 9 pk                      PanPastel® Susan's Garden, Flower Coloring Kit  The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.  Viva Decor Paper Pen, Susan's Garden 3 pkSizzix Accessory, Plastic Flower Pot Trays inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn, 5 pkSizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnRanger Super Fine Embossing Powder, 1 oz. ClearVersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx BlackTim Holtz Tonic Retractable Craft PickAccents, Glossy Scissors, 5 Titanium BladeATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12


Stamps:  Impression Obsession Done In Love, Paper: Red, Black, White    Ink:  Black Versafine     Accessories:  Sizzix Poppy Die SetSpellbinders Matting Basics B, Pan Pastel, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Crafter’s Pick, Sizzix Flower Pot TraysViva Paper Pen Susan’s Garden, Clear Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Paper Piercer , Metal Adapter Plate , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder  , Guillotine Paper Cutter