Linda’s U Inspire Me
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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.

4 Responses to Linda’s U Inspire Me

  1. Linda says:

    I make paper plants, mostly succulents, and find them very artistically inspiring too. Your card is fun and beautiful – thanks for sharing your work!

  2. Lisa Silver says:

    Really lovely! The texture pattern in the background is perfect.

  3. DawnL says:

    So cool Linda that you could combine 2 of your passions in this post! Love the pot and great textured bg! I need some of that paste!

  4. Great inspiration and great texture. Love this card.

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