A Succulent Love, Two-fer for TSOT399…

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for 2 Cards for a Double Challenge!

Today’s Cards are for Challenger

Try Stampin On Tuesday # 399   (TSOT399)

This Challenge is similar to Fusion Challenges!

We were Challenged to use the Inspiration Photo or the Sketch…or both!

 

Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 399-Succulent Love

Succulent Love!

I made 2 Cards for this challenge!

I used a Bread and Butter Plate! I traced around the edge of the plate

onto my DSP and then hand cut the oval out!

Not to waste a thing too, I couldn’t decide which way to go

with my Card…I used both pieces of DSP and made 2 Cards!!!

 

Here are my Cards!

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The left is the larger DSP and the right is the piece cut off!

NO WASTE! 2 Beautiful Cards!

 

Here is a Stand alone of the Card on the Left…

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Love those Succulents! Again I used the retired ‘Oh So Succulent’ 2 step

Stamp Set and the matching Succulent Framelits for these Cards!

I prefer these succulents over ALL!

 

Here is the stand alone of the Card on the Right!

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The cut out piece from the larger, still follows the sketch!

Adding the Circles was my idea…the succulents needed something to make the POP!

It also followed the ‘Oval’ shape to give those succulents a base to stand on!

 

Here is how the inside of BOTH Cards were designed!

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I am so happy I didn’t get rid of this Succulent Stamp Set and Framelits!!

 

HERE IS A LIST OF ITEMS USED TO MAKE MY CARDS:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- card base

Whisper White Regular- circles, stamping the succulents, greeting banner

Lemon Lime Twist- banner mat and strip down the right side of card

DSP:

Painted Seasons DSP- 4″ x 5.25 piece, oval cut out

STAMP SETS:

Heartfelt Blooms- greeting

Stitched All Around- inside sentiment

Oh, So Succulent- retired, 2-step stamp set for all the succulents

INKS:

Call Me Clover- greeting, inside sentiment, step 1 succulents (outline)

Lemon Lime Twist- step 2 of succulents (inside)

Coastal Cabana- step one of succulents (outline)

Pool Party- step 2 of succulents (inside)

Flirty Flamingo- outline of succulents (pearly ones)

Stampin’ Write Marker- Petal Pink- to color the tips of the succulents

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Circles Framelits- large scallop circle, 2 white circles

Starburst Punch- smaller scallop circle

Succulent Framelits- to die cut ALL succulents

ACCESSORIES:

Basic Jewels, Rhinestones- on card fronts

 

Here are the Cards again!

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Which do you like the Best?

Mr. Hubster likes the one on the left…I like the one on the right!

I am seeing that the succulents are still on trend too!

 

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

My last Garden Club Meeting…the topic was Succulents!

My take away from that meeting…

Take the succulents out of the pots you buy them in,

gently squeeze the potting medium off the plant that was used by the seller.

*It is Peat Moss and it can turn to brick and choke your plants. (this goes for all plants!)

The Plants are shipped from California to all over the US…they need to use light weight

Peat Moss for the best cost for weight, for shipping.

After squeezing, pinching off the Peat Moss…

Lay the plant down on a dry paper towel and let it heal itself from

any root breakage (a couple of days). It won’t dry out (the leaves hold it’s water!)

Make a mix of GOOD potting mix (i.e….Miracle Grow Potting Mix) and Pearlite, 50/50. This is an excellent mix for these and all plants!

They also do not need a lot of watering…water about once a month!

Water, let drain out, till no more dripping… place in a well lit area,

but not direct sunlight! Enjoy your succulents!

 

Until the Next Post…Blessings and Succulent Love to you ALL!

 

4 thoughts on “A Succulent Love, Two-fer for TSOT399…”

  1. Briliiant, thought – love the negative effect almost more than the other! Great coordination – and just plain lovely! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

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  2. Lovely card, Cheryl!!! Succulents seem to be everywhere! I even made some paper ones that look so lifelike! Thanks for the potting tip, too! I like BOTH your cards! Very clever how you worked in the white space as your half circle in the sketch!!! Thank you for sharing your cards and tips with us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!!!! -Donna

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