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Simply Succulents and Potted Succulents Dies

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Our first rotation of club was last Tuesday, June 8, and we made what I call  ‘Two At A Time’  cards using the Simply Succulents Stamp set and the coordinating Potted Succulents Dies.  We used the largest die to create a stencil to sponge the succulents, check out these dies:

 

 

Then using our stamparatus we stamped our images with Stazon ink on water color paper.

I think they would rather see the cards first. 

Ahhh….. I suppose that would be a good idea.

CARD 1:

 

CARD 2:

INSIDE OF BOTH CARDS: 

It is ‘two at a time’ because we use the stencil itself on the first card and the sponged piece on the second card.  We die cut the Shimmer White for a cut out on the first card and a background piece on the second card.  I cut three aloe vera plants at the same time using one on the first card and two on the second card.  Two runners were cut with the dies with one used on each card.

If you would like to watch a video for making the cards it is on both Youtube and on my Facebook ‘Stampalosopher’ page as well as here:

Recipe For ‘Two At A Time’ Simply Succulents:

  • Card Bases:  5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
    • Card 1 – Highland Heather
    • Card 2 – Just Jade
  • Shimmer White: 5 1/2 X 4 1/4; make 2 and die cut one with card size stencil die, tape to second piece and sponge; after sponging, use the paper trimmer to cut off 1/16 of an inch on each side.  Use the long sides to bring all those pretty colors to the inside.  See the picture of the inside above.
    • Card 1 – Use the die cut stencil
    • Card 2 – Use the sponged background
  • Shimmer White: 5 3/8 X 4; die cut the upper right hand side with the large succulent combo die, punch the corners with the Triple Punch (retired)
    • Card 1 – Use the full piece with the upper right corner die cut out
    • Card 2 – Use the die cut out from the full piece; sponge ever so lightly with Soft Succulent ink & Blending Brush
  • Shimmer White: 2 3/4 X 4 1/4  for Card 1 to go sandwiched between the card base and the stencil layer,  place 1/8″ from sides of the base in top right corner
  • Shimmer White:  2 3/4 X 4 1/4 to make the two inside cut outs using the large succulent die to cut out then stamping with the greeting in the stamp set ‘Encircled In Friendship’
    • Card 1 – Sponge Shimmer White piece ever so lightly with Highland Heather ink & Blending Brush
    • Card 2 – Sponge Shimmer White piece ever so lightly with Soft Succulent ink & Blending Brush
  • Watercolor Paper:  5 X 5; stamp all images at the same time
    • Card 1 – Larger combo of succulents stamp and a pot
    • Card 2 – One small succulent and a pot
  • Garden Green: Aloe Vera Plants;  Make 3, 5 1/2 X 2 1/2
  • Soft Succulent: Trailing Vines; Make 2, 5 1/2 X 1
  • Greeting: 1 X 3, stamped with Versa Mark and greeting from the Stamp Set ‘You’ve Been On My MInd’ then embossed with white embossing powder
    • Card 1 – Highland Heather
    • Card 2 – Just Jade
  • Bakers Twine: Crumb Cake
    • Card 1 – 11″ to wrap a pot and tie a bow
    • Card 2 – 6″ to tie a little bow
  • Embellishments:
    • Card 1 – Pastel Pearls in Gorgeous Grape
    • Card 2 – Pastel Pearls in Pink with a sequin beside it from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack

  Embellishments are even two at a time – how quaint!

Is that a compliment, Sal, or are you being sarcastic?

  • Inks used:  Highland Heather, Soft Succulent, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, Cinnamon Cider, Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape
  • Stampin’ Blend:  Soft Smoky Slate used to create shadow on Card 2
  • Stamp Sets: Simply Succulents, Encircled In Friendship
  • Dies: Potted Succulent Dies

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have learned a bit more about using our tools to create awesome cards.  If you are looking for a demonstrator, I would be honored to have you choose me and join our group of Carin’ Crafters!

For now, SAL, sailing a long to the next project

Karen

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