Linda here to share some inspiration. I have a passion for card making but aÂ new passion for me is growingÂ succulents.Â Once I discovered how much I enjoyed having them in my yard, my collection grows every week.Â As you can see from my inspiration photo above, they can look like a piece of art. Due toÂ this new interest of mine, I of course, have added a coupleÂ sets of stamps to my stash that represent succulents.
The set I used for theÂ card aboveÂ includesÂ a few different plants and a few planters, all with matching dies.Â I colored the plant itself withÂ 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.
ToÂ set the stage for my little plant in a pot, I created aÂ textured background with embossing paste and a stencil.Â The embossing paste is white but once it was dry, I added color with some Distress stains.Â With the addition of a little water, I was able to color the embossed design in a watercolor style.
The sentiment is a die. IÂ 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:Â Cardstock from Bazzill Basics Paper Inc.; watercolor paper fromÂ Strathmore Artist Papers;Â Cups and Succulents stamp set,Â leaf stencil and Thanks On A Line die (#111313)Â from Simon Says Stamp!;Â Distress stain (festive berries, mustard seed, mowed lawn) from Ranger Industries Inc.; CopicÂ® markers (G17, G82)Â from Imagination International Inc.;Â embossing paste from Dreamweaver Stencils; Stitched SquareÂ dies fromÂ My Favorite Things.