I played with the Oh So Succulent stamp set…………..and loved it!
It’s a two-step stamp set and contains an amazing thirty photopolymer stamps!
always, I tested the stamping on scrap paper to see how easy it is to
line up the two steps, and to see if I needed to stamp off the colour on
the body stamps first!
have seen some fabulous creations by other crafters where they have used
the dies to make succulents and then arranged them in a bowl, or as a
The creations were stunning and yes, it’s on my To Do List!
For the large and medium sized flowers
I stamped the outline stamp and inked the full flower stamp with the
same colour, stamped off once, lined up with the outline image and
I found it amazingly easy to line the two stamps up but
glad that I tested it first because I’d worked out what I needed to look for!
Finally, using Old Olive
ink, I stamped four of the thin-branched succulent and, as with the
other images, I stamped off once with the body stamp.
I die cut all the
images, doing one of each at the same time which was really easy using
my Magnetic Platform.
create my card, I started with a base of Whisper White CS, then a layer
of Mint Macaroon CS and a top layer of a deisgn from the Succulent
Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP).
I adhered all the layers together
I layered this onto a larger piece of
Mint Macaroon CS.
Then I was ready to start playing with how I wanted
to arrange my succulents!
You may be surprised at how difficult I found
it, trying to get the right balance!
I feel that maybe I should have put
the sentiment up on Dimensionals or possibly made the Mint Macaroon layer a
the other images I added Dimensionals and added them in a sequence i.e.
the three medium sized flowers, three of the Mint Macaroon succulents
and all four of the thin-branched succulent.
lined the inside of the card with a layer of Mint Macaroon CS and a top
layer of Whisper White CS.
As I said earlier, I added Dimensionals to all
the die cuts but there was one medium flower and one Mint Macaroon
succulent not used but I couldn’t remove the Dimensionals!
think this would make a great home decor idea with a sentiment in the
centre and flowers arranged around all four sides! Just another idea!
That’s about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.