Today, I’m featuring the newly released – and absolutely stunning – Amaryllis Etched Die set that is part of the Susan’s Holiday Flora Collection at Spellbinders. This set is one of many designed by Susan Tierney-Cockburn and it is perfect for the Holidays – or for anytime you just want some perfectly beautiful blooms.
I have two clean and simple cards to share with you today using the Amaryllis dies. I was so pleasantly surprised by how easy the flowers were to assemble and how stunning they turned out. I followed Susan’s instructions for the flowers and the leaves – which were so clear and easy to follow. I found myself oohing and aahing after every step as the flowers came together.
For my first card, I went with the traditional, and easily recognized, red amaryllis. I have always loved how stunning these dark red blooms look at Christmastime.
Amaryllises can come in many shades of white, pink, red, and even a bit of yellow or orange – and they can bloom anytime from December through March – so for my second card, I decided to go with deep pink blooms that I could use even after the holiday season. Plus, I just love this rich shade of pink and I get the added bonus of being able to stretch my dies for more than one occasion.