I have not been totally in-love with the “Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Bundle”, like everyone else. And I have seen this stamp/die set used in many ways. I looked at the set, for a longgggg time, and saw flowers instead of plants. Now that I think of it, are succulent’s plants or flowers?? Someone told me they are in the same family as cactus without the painful needles!
I created this card on Periscope with my lovely followers, and let me say we always have a good time. One even said “thanks for showing us that cards just don’t appear, sometimes it’s a process”. I agree, I want to show others, just because I am a demonstrator of great product, I struggle, or should I say, I take my time creating art. Oh, yeah, that sounds better.
I digress, onto the card…and how I thought this was a mistake at first.
Create a single, multicolored image with Two-Step Stampin'--simply layer one image over another for fast and easy stamping with amazing results. The Two-Step Stampin' logo marks these sets in the catalog.
Step 1: Stamp the base image in a light color.
Step 2: Stamp the outline image in a darker color.
I used the stamps that looked like flowers, and created a background by randomly stamping, and stamping and more stamping. When I was finished, I was not crazy about what was in front of me, but my scoping buddies said it was fine and let’s create a card. So, I pressed forward…. unwilling at first but with laughter.
Colors I used to stamp in were Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
and Mint Macaron (retiring soon, get this color before it’s gone).
Stamped on 3 ¾ x 4 ½ Whisper White Cardstock, cut three panels. Sponged the edges with Basic Black Stampin’ Ink.
Placed on top of Daffodil Delight mat, cut at 4 x 5 ¼, which was then placed on Basic Black card base. This was cut out of 8 ½ x 5 1/2, scored at 4 ¼. I always use my bone folder to press down the crease to insure the card lays flat.
Sentiment is stamped in Basic Black onto a 3 x 1 Whisper White cardstock piece. Adhered to a 3 ¼ x 1 ¼ Basic Black mat. I wrapped some Linen Thread around each side, three times for texture. Added dimensionals to back and placed on front.
All in all, I think this turned out better than I anticipated. Sometimes when we are making cards, we need to sit back look at it or even come back to it. I always say, if it’s not glued down it can be changed!!
FYI…Retirement list will be posted as soon as I am allowed!!
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