Simply Succulents Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator.

Today, I’d like to share with you a card I created using the Simply Succulents Bundle from the new January-June Mini Catalog.

Have you ever had one of those ideas that just wouldn’t go away until you sat down at your craft table or desk and just started crafting away just to see if it would work? This has been one of those projects.

Now if there’s anything that I truly love, it’s a collage card and it’s been a while since I’ve done one. And

Explaining how I got to the finished project could be just a tad difficult to explain but I’ll take it slow and try to explain it the best I can.

*Supply List*

Simply Succulents Bundle

Stampin’ Blend Markers

Pear Pizzazz Cardstock

Blushing Bride Cardstock

So Saffron Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Write Markers

Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pad

Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad

So Saffron Classic Ink Pad

Blushing Bride Classic Ink Pad

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mini Glue Dots

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Sponge Daubers

*Measurements*

Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 4 1/4″×5 1/2″

So Saffron Cardstock 4″×5 1/4″

Blushing Bride Cardstock 3 3/4″×5″

Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″×4 3/4″

*Assembly Instructions*

The Potted Succulents Die Set has a beautiful, detailed die in it that creates almost a lattice effect when you run it through the die cutting machine.

What I ended up doing was using the lattice cut as a mask over another piece of Whisper White Cardstock and sponging over it in So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride Inks. Then removing the mask to reveal a beautifully sponged background. I’ve decided to save the lattice for another project coming very soon.

I hand stamped the pot and the large and small succulents in Momento Black Ink and hand colored them using Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers in Dark and Light Granny Apple Green, Dark and Light Daffodil Delight and Dark and Light Smoky Slate. For the center of the succulents, I allowed the alcohol to dry and colored them in with a Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.

I die cut the aloe vera out of a scrap of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and the other little flowers (sorry – not sure what they’re called) out of Vellum.

I added dimension to the pot and the large Succulents up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered the small Succulents, the aloe vera and the flowers down with Mini Glue Dots.

I stamped the sentiment in Momento Black Ink on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and die cut it using the label tag in the Potted Succulents Die Set. I put a Stampin’ Dimensional on one end of the sentiment and a Mini Glue Dot on the other end and adhered it in place.

As a finishing touch, I added just a few Champagne Rhinestones.

*PRIZE PATROL*

In celebration of the new Catalog launching soon I thought I’d do a little Prize Patrol. All you have to do is leave a comment on this Blog and you will be entered to win one of the brand new Darling Donkeys Stamp Sets! I will draw a winner on January 19th.

*Final Thoughts*

I’d never used the Stampin’ Blend Markers before this project. That’s not to say that I’ve never used other brands of alcohol markers available on the market. I’ve even taken a couple of classes. I really do favor the Stampin’ Blends over other market Alcohol Markers.

Thank you so much for joining me today for this small sneak peek as to what’s coming soon. I hope you’ll join me again soon. Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

http://www.lorimcbride.stampinup.net

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