Tuesday, 11 April 2017

From the Stampin' Up! Blog: SUCCULENT OBSESSION!

Hi stampers! I’m one of those people who is obsessed with succulents right now so I knew I wanted to do something with them for you—but not the same old same old. As I was playing around with my Live, Love, Grow Stamp Set (141905), I thought about spraying them with a Stampin’ Spritzer (126185) and I LOVED the effect! 
I probably made no less than a million of these! It’s so fun to play around with color combinations and no two will look alike, which I love! I stamped my succulents on our Watercolor Paper (item 122959) in combinations of Mint Macaron (item 138326), Old Olive (item 126953), and Always Artichoke (item 126972) ink.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors and with different levels of saturation. Start off with just a little spray and go from there. I got a little heavy-handed a few times and it didn’t end well. You can always add more water but you can’t take it back! You can see that some of them blended more than others. The look is subtle and soft and I just love it.
I then cut each one out with our Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372). I accented my cards with the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (item 142778), Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo Pack (item 142781), Classy Designer Buttons (item 138393), and Linen Thread (item 104199). I used my stitched dies again to make a few accents, as well. Finally, I punched out my sentiments with the Classic Label Punch (item 141491) for a fun and modern look.  
Here’s a little tip for cutting banners using the Big Shot (item 143263) and your Layering Squares Framelits Dies (item 141708). Simply take a strip of paper and line a die up with the edges to make your “V” cut. You’ll have a perfect corner every time!
While I used the Live, Love, Grow Stamp Set from the annual catalog, you could totally use the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set (item 142992) from the occasions catalog as well. Here’s a card I made with it!
Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope that you’ll spritz a few succulents of you own!
Happy stamping!
Mindy Bingamon
2017 Artisan Design Team

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