Birthday

Oh So (long) Succulents

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I was sad to see that Oh, So Succulent wasn’t going to be in the new Idea Book and Catalog in June.  So, I had to show you one of my favorite cards I made with that set.  I love the earthy colors with pops of color!  Sweet and simple layout that has that “wow” factor!

I stampe the flower in Calyspo Coral and Sweet Sugarplum.  The grass was Old Olive with an Always Artichoke outline.  I then “flicked” some Always Artichoke to give it some visual interest.  A few gold sequins and the yummy Metallic Gold Ribbon from Sale a Bration!  (so glad I have more!)

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I finished off with some linen thread and a sentiment stamped on Crumb Cake.  Be sure to order this set before it’s gone! Click the Retiring PDF and shop my store today!

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Techniques · Thinking of You

Potted Succulents

 

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I just love the Oh So Succulent stamp set!  There are 30 stamps!!!  And you have to buy the bundle to save $$!  So, the Succulent Framelits are a must!  Look how cute this turned out!

I wanted this to be a sweet and simple layout using the Brick Wall embossing folder!  I first inked up my brayer with Tip Top Taupe on the side where the mortar was raised up.  Then, I placed my card stock into the folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  To create the pot, I used the cupcake bottom from the Cupcake framelits. I added some Tip Top Taupe to a sponge to shade the pot a little bit.

Then, I stamped my images and cut them out!  I used dimensionals on a couple to pop them up.  Some were adhered straight to the card base to give it a 3-d feel. final(13)

I love the Lace Doilies!  One side is Whisper White and the other is Very Vanilla!  Very smart!!  Lastly I added the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases and a tousle of linen thread to add a little whimsy. (Yes a little Wink of Stella clear too!)

We are headed to On Stage this coming weekend!  You know that means sneak peeks are coming!  I CAN’T wait to see the new catalog!  Stock up now on your 2015-2017 In Colors!  They will sell out first on April 10th!  The retired list is coming!!  Be sure to get online credit! Print Laura’s Creative Corner Online Rewards Program and keep track!  Once your card is filled, email me to redeem!  I will send your reward to you!

Techniques · Thinking of You

Basket Weave Technique 

When I saw this technique on Lyssa Zwolanek’s blog, I had to try it!  It’s just stunning what she discovered the Brick Wall embossing folder and the Hardwood background stamp can create!! I used this as the technique for my stamp club, and they fell in love with it!

Here is a little tutorial of how I modified it.  I found that the Blender Pen was easier in the last step to blend Early Espresso into the mortar centers to create the shadow of the weaves.

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I want to try this technique again but make it look like bamboo! It was fun to see how everyone’s card looked a little different!  Such a great technique!

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To make the succulents, I used the bone folder to bend the flowers back.  Then I used Sweet Sugarplum and a sponge to distress the petals.  TIP: I cut my sponge into 1/6 pieces.  I then use a punched piece of that color cardstock and staple it to the sponge.  That way I know what color it is for next time.

Let me know how your card turns out!

Stampin’ Hugs,

Laura