I played with the Oh So Succulent stamp set..............and loved it!
It's a two-step stamp set and contains an amazing thirty photopolymer stamps!
always, I tested the stamping on scrap paper to see how easy it is to
line up the two steps, and to see if I needed to stamp off the colour on
the body stamps first!
The stamp set has a co-ordinating die set called
Succulents Framelits Dies, which is on offer as a bundle which saves 10%
off the price - see pages 20-21 in the new Spring catalogue.
have seen some fabulous creations by other crafters where they have used
the dies to make succulents and then arranged them in a bowl, or as a
The creations were stunning and yes, it's on my To Do List!
make today's card I took half a sheet of Whisper White Cardstock (CS),
and stamped four of all the images I wanted, using Sweet Sugarplum,
Mint Macaroon and Old Olive Inks.
For the large and medium sized flowers
I stamped the outline stamp and inked the full flower stamp with the
same colour, stamped off once, lined up with the outline image and
I found it amazingly easy to line the two stamps up but
glad that I tested it first because I'd worked out what I needed to look for!
I did four of the little individual succulent that appears on the card
in Mint Macaroon and again, I stamped off the main body stamp.
Finally, using Old Olive
ink, I stamped four of the thin-branched succulent and, as with the
other images, I stamped off once with the body stamp.
I die cut all the
images, doing one of each at the same time which was really easy using
my Magnetic Platform.
create my card, I started with a base of Whisper White CS, then a layer
of Mint Macaroon CS and a top layer of a deisgn from the Succulent
Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP).
I adhered all the layers together
chose the sentiment from the stamp set called Big On Birthdays, and
stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White CS using Sweet Sugarplum Ink.
I layered this onto a larger piece of
Mint Macaroon CS.
Then I was ready to start playing with how I wanted
to arrange my succulents!
You may be surprised at how difficult I found
it, trying to get the right balance!
I feel that maybe I should have put
the sentiment up on Dimensionals or possibly made the Mint Macaroon layer a
used Glue Dots to adhere the four large flowers first, one in each of
three corners and an extra one in the middle of the long side.
the other images I added Dimensionals and added them in a sequence i.e.
the three medium sized flowers, three of the Mint Macaroon succulents
and all four of the thin-branched succulent.
lined the inside of the card with a layer of Mint Macaroon CS and a top
layer of Whisper White CS.
As I said earlier, I added Dimensionals to all
the die cuts but there was one medium flower and one Mint Macaroon
succulent not used but I couldn't remove the Dimensionals!
I gave up
trying and adhered them inside the card anyway!
think this would make a great home decor idea with a sentiment in the
centre and flowers arranged around all four sides! Just another idea!
That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.