Svitlana is here today sharing a card and using Succulents stamp set. I fall in love with this stamps set the moment I saw it. The succulents look so realistic! And love them as is, in the pots. However for today card I wanted to try something different, by creating some kind of frame out of them.
First, I cut a panel out of Kraft cardstock and stamped succulents semi-frames in the bottom left and top right of the panel using a water-resistant ink, as intended to apply water afterwards. I used masking when was stamping them, so nothing overlaped.
Next I colored succulents using Distress Crayons. They’re so pigmented and buttery and are great for coloring. If my panel was white, I would have more options for coloring. I could use COPICs, Distress markers, etc. However, as my panel was not white, to get more vibrant coloring I needed to use a pigment colorant as crayons are. I was applying crayons inside the stamped images and then blended them with slightly wet brush. Slightly is the key here. As my cardstock is not watercolor one, I couldn’t use a lot of water without risk of warping or ripping cardstock. So I wet brush just a bit, it was enough to blend crayons (which blend easily), and wasn’t enough to warp my panel.
When I finished coloring I stamped the sentiment using two stamp sets – Painted Encouragement and Calligraphy Alpha. The second set I used to make word prayers, as I wanted it to be a bit bigger. Fonts of these two sets match perfectly.
To finish off my card I adhered the panel to white card base, using a foam sheet between them to add some dimension. I could add some embellishments, like sequins or enamel dots, but I just didn’t see them here.
I believe this design could work for a masculine card, or even as wedding design for succulents themed wedding ;)
Have a great day!