Friday, July 10, 2015

A Succulent Card

Succulents are very popular these days, probably because all of us are so busy we don't even have the time to water our house plants.  I thought that the Hero Arts stamp set (that I purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts) was very attractive and I especially liked the 'glass' terrarium.  I started with a Distress Ink water colored background then stamped the succulents and clay pot on marker paper (available at BFC). After coloring them with Copic pens I cut them out by hand.  The terrarium was stamped with Staz-On black ink on acetate and trimmed with a sharp scissors.  After arranging the pieces on the card front, I first glued down the terrarium plant and using the Glossy Accents I adhered the Stampendous purple fragments and the terrarium.
The Glossy Accents by Ranger is supposed to be used as a coating to achieve a shiny topping, but it makes a good clear glue, too.  Fragments comes in lots of colors and is usually added to embossing powders or other texture mediums, but I think that it looks great as planting material.  I discovered the fragments (in lots of colors) in the BFC clearance bin along with the Hero Arts sentiment clear stamp set.  The label for this card was designed to cover up a stamped sentiment that turned out to be too bold.  I think the Hero Arts stamp and cut set has some wonderful dies and stamps that can be used on many projects for that 'office' look.  The recipient of this card is a 'geeky science guy' who has an affinity for succulents.  Isn't this card just succulent and juicy enough for him to put next to his laptop?

5 comments:

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I really like how you did the background on your cool card. Oh yup, those succulents are my kind of plants because I sure as heck do not have a green thumb. LOL. Have a super crafty weekend.

Niki G said...

Did I read Hero Arts is in the clearance bin?! Looks like I'll be stopping by...hehehe. Love your succulent card, so trendy!

Jeni said...

It looks awesome! I love succulents, but I'm not allowed to have any plants right now. LoL. Maybe once I remember that I need to take care of them and not wait for my dad to do it...

yyam said...

Such a fun card for a geek! I love succulents!

Leanne said...

hehehe, this could also be the perfect card for anyone that doesn't have a green thumb. No watering necessary! hahaha!

This card would make any succulent lover happy. I love how you used the fragments! Great ideas and share Lynn.