Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! If you’ve been following along, you’ll know this is a color challenge week – I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse all the projects brought to you by the talented ladies in our hop group! 🙂
Here’s our color scheme – definitely one that’s in my wheelhouse!
I used the Succulent Garden Suite of goodies to make my card – the Succulent Garden DSP, Oh So Succulent stamp set and the Succulents Framelits. I know it’s kind of an obvious choice with these colors – maybe too obvious – but….it’s obvious for a reason, okay?? 🙂 Take a look-see:
I used the Mojo Monday sketch challenge to help with my card layout.
Then I made a sentiment panel – stamping the Oh So Succulent sentiment in Old Olive on Whisper White. The sentiment image was too long for what I was doing, so I inked the first part only, stamped it, cleaned the stamp, inked the second half – and stamped it under the first image.
Using a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, I ran a length across the card, securing it in the back with scotch tape. I used a second piece and pulled all the strands out, wrapped them around the ribbon on the card, and tied a tight knot.
Next, I added the Lace Doily with the Whisper White Side up.
All that remained was to build my succulent flower! I cut two of each of the three sizes of flowers – one each in Old Olive and Mint Macaron. Then I used the little “end” stamps in the Oh So Succulent stamp set and stamped the little tips in Whisper White Craft Ink. I used my Bone Folder to lightly curl all the tips of the flowers and then stacked them up with Liquid Glue.
That, my friends, is a little flower cut with the new (available-to-customers on 21 Feb) Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper! That paper will come in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum!
On the inside, I stamped a second Oh So Succulent sentiment in Old Olive on a Whisper White panel. In the bottom corner, I added a couple of succulent flowers. I stamped the middle flower first, using Old Olive for the outline and Mint Macaron for the fill image. Then I stuck a sticky note mask (that I’d remembered to save from the last time I used this set!), and added two smaller flowers. Those are stamped in Tip Top Taupe for the outline and stamped-off-once Tip Top Taupe for the fill.
I added the same three Oh So Succulent flowers to the front of my Whisper White Envelope…
Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!
If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Tip Top Taupe Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)
Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for vertical DSP panel); 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (mat for second DSP panel); 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for sentiment); Succulent Framelits die cut flowers
Whisper White Card Stock: 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (vertical DSP panel); 1 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (second DSP panel); envelope flap
Mint Macaron Card Stock: Succulent Framelits die cut flowers
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