Whattup Succa?by Carol Stubbs
Hey, hey! Welcome back to another crafty day here at my corner of the world.
Is anyone else a succa for succulents? Because I freaking love succulents. Especially on stamps. For this set, I used Not A Hugger.
So, today I'm coming at you with a really fun and simple card! Let's jump in!
So, first, here is the card (mostly) finished. I ended up adding gems after this picture.
First, I did a little tone-on-tone stamping for the background. I just grabbed a new-to-me wavy background stamp. Inked it up with VersaMark ink, and stamped it on my card panel.
After stamping the panel, I trimmed off 1/4" off the top and the sides to make it slightly smaller than A2. I pulled some brown cardstock out of my stash to use as "shelves" in my design. Then trimmed it down into three strips, at first.
While everything dried (You can never wait too long when it comes to VersaMark), I stamped out a bunch of succulents onto alcohol friendly paper. At this point, I knew I wanted shelves and succulents, but wasn't sure where I was going to take it. I thought I wanted to use two of each plant, but as I started coloring, I decided it would be best to just .... not.
So, after coloring (you can see the mess I get myself into, sometimes), I fussy cut all the tplants, as close to the line as possible. Normally, I color the edges of my cut images with black marker, but I didn't this time. I felt like it added to the rustic look. I adhered the plants with foam tape. I glued the "shelves" down flat. The whole panel was glued with foam tape.
As a very last touch, I grabbed dark brown distress ink and lightly brushed the edges of the whole panel.
The panel itself is adhered to a brown cardstock that matches the shelves.