Succulent Bouquet Four Ways

Succulent Bouquet Four Ways

 

 

Morning! Deborah here today. It’s back to normal service – I’ve four cards to share with you this morning. I mixed and matched products from several companies, although the focal image on all the cards is the wonderful Succulent Bouquet from Hero Arts.

 

 

My first card is a pretty birthday card. The notecard is a United States A6 size card – 4½” x 6¼”. I adhered a sheet of design paper from My Favorite Things Rainbow Plaid 6” x 6” paper pad to the front of the notecard. There are so many lovely papers. I stamped Hero Arts’ Succulent Bouquet in bold black ink on white card, and cut it out, along with two blank white dies, with the matching Succulent Bouquet die from Hero Arts. I layered the die cuts together to give dimension and stability to the die cut and adhered it to the front of the card. I kept the flowers white as the background has such pretty colours. I used my stamp positioner to stamp the greeting in the bottom right-hand corner of the card. The bold ‘birthday’ word comes from Altenew’s Just a Number stamp set, and the triple ‘happy’ word sentiment from MFT’s Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set.

 

 

Inside the card, I used another of the design papers for a mat layer. On the white panel of card, I stamped the Succulent Bouquet image with a multi-coloured ink pad. I finished by adding one of the stamps from Altenew’s Just a Number stamp set – it a quote from John Lennon and I think it’s super for a birthday card.

 

 

Next up is a wedding card. Once again it’s a US A6 card which I covered with some design paper from my stash. For a fresh look I stamped the Succulent Bouquet on watercolour card and embossed it with silver embossing powder. I used watercolour pens to colour the image – this gives a pretty, soft look. I used the matching Succulent Bouquet die to cut out the image and layered it onto one blank white die cut. To make the greeting I used the ‘congratulations’ stamp from Hero Arts Succulent Bouquet stamp set and ‘cue the confetti’ from MFT Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set. I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver powder.

 

 

Inside the card, I used the design paper to make a mat layer and on the white panel I stamped the succulent image in pink ink and added a greeting using stamps from Succulent Bouquet and ‘so happy for you!’ from Altenew’s Build a Flower Magnolia stamp set.

 

 

Next is another birthday card. This time I coloured the image with Copic markers. Once coloured, I returned the image to my stamp positioner and stamped with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I made a top-folding US A2 note card from white card. I cut three strips of black card and adhered them to the notecard. I stamped a simple ‘happy birthday’ greeting from MFT’s Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set beneath the black strips. I finished by adhering the succulent image directly to the card.

 

 

Inside, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white panel, I added a verse from Altenew’s Just a Number stamp set. This set has a wonderful selection of stamps. I finished by adding the tiny snail from Hero Arts Succulent Bouquet stamp set – so cute! It was my nephew’s 40th birthday on Monday and I sent this card to him.

 

 

My last card is a simple one-layer card. I used a multi-coloured ink pad to stamp the succulent image twice on the card – both times going off the edge. In the central space, I stamped ‘hello’ also from Hero Arts Succulent Bouquet stamp set.

 

 

Inside, I kept it quite simple. I added another succulent image and the cute little snail too.

 

That’s all from me today. Thanks so much for sticking with me to the end. See you next week.

Deborah, x