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  • Writer's picturePurple Paisley Papers by Darla Foster

Simply Succulents. Simply Amazing!

Do you like to color in adult coloring books? If you do you won't want to miss this the Simply Succulent stamp set (154480 Pg. 35 AC) and Potted Succulent dies (154330 Pg. 165 AC).

I had so much fun I couldn't stop! I created 5 cards using different techniques, stamp sets, dies, colors, and DSP. I stamped three of the succulent "gardens" and then using my Stampin' Blends I colored them. I blended colors, and added a hint of some colors a lot of others . . . It was therapeutic! I don't know about some of you, but last week was one HARD week! Coloring helped me to get out of a funk! I also colored some of the pots in the stamp set and cut them out with the dies! I thought, Terracotta! So, I used the Cinnamon Cider dark and light blends and then with the color lifter I went over the pot again and got the aged look! I also did one in Just Jade and one in Smoky Slate which made it look like metal.

For this card I finally used my Blending Brush and created a background of sorts with Balmy Blue ink.

I cut my succulent "garden" out with the Potted Succulent dies (thank goodness. because that would have been a lot of fussy cutting). I paired it with the Just Jade pot, added a sentiment with Just Jade ink and die cut it with a die from the Potted Succulent set! I used Just Jade card stock for my base and Very Vanilla for my background piece.

For this card, I used some of the new In-Colors. I used the Fresh Freesia Light Stampin' Blend to color the tips of my 1st succulent, Soft Succulent Light Stampin' Blend to color the rest of of the succulent. I came in again and highlighted with the Just Jade Light Stampin' Blend!

My base is Soft Succulent, and the layers are Whisper White and Fresh Freesia. This is the pot I used the Smoky Slate Blender to create!

With this card I went out on a limb with the colors. The Succulent "Garden" is a mixture of different succulents. I looked online at actual succulent gardens to get my color ideas. The base is Crumb Cake cardstock with a Soft Suede layer. I ran the Soft Suede card stock through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine with the Time Worn Type embossing folder (new in our July-December mini catalog coming out on August 3, 2021) Wait until you see the Suite!

The two cards below are made with the Hand Penned DSP (155499 Pg. 131 AC) from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The Cinnamon Cider in the DSP lends itself well to my pots, don't you think? The little shelf was cut from the Window Flower Box die set that goes with the Welcoming Window stamp set. It is still being sold as a bundle (159529 Pg. 15 AC) That is the next set I am going to use! The base of my cards are Cinnamon Cider and I offset the DSP on the one card. I'm still looking at trying to decide if I like it like that. The third card has the background die that comes with the Potted Succulent die set and I am IN LOVE!

Here are a few of the Stampin' Blends I used to color my succulents and pots.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my cards!

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Purple Paisley Papers
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By: Darla Foster

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