Linda here to share some inspiration. I have a passion for card making but a new passion for me is growing succulents. Once I discovered how much I enjoyed having them in my yard, my collection grows every week. As you can see from my inspiration photo above, they can look like a piece of art. Due to this new interest of mine, I of course, have added a couple sets of stamps to my stash that represent succulents.
The set I used for the card above includes a few different plants and a few planters, all with matching dies. I colored the plant itself with markers. To color the pot, I added some red Distress stain to a piece of watercolor paper and then cut out the pot once that was dry picking a spot in my colored paper that wasn’t completely colored.
To set the stage for my little plant in a pot, I created a textured background with embossing paste and a stencil. The embossing paste is white but once it was dry, I added color with some Distress stains. With the addition of a little water, I was able to color the embossed design in a watercolor style.
The sentiment is a die. I colored the sentiment to match my creation with more Distress stain on watercolor paper in the same manner as for the small pot.
Supplies used: Cardstock from Bazzill Basics Paper Inc.; watercolor paper from Strathmore Artist Papers; Cups and Succulents stamp set, leaf stencil and Thanks On A Line die (#111313) from Simon Says Stamp!; Distress stain (festive berries, mustard seed, mowed lawn) from Ranger Industries Inc.; Copic® markers (G17, G82) from Imagination International Inc.; embossing paste from Dreamweaver Stencils; Stitched Square dies from My Favorite Things.