Saturday, January 28, 2017

Oh So Succulent Birthday Tutorial

As promised yesterday, here is the other card using the other side of the DSP used yesterday. Same general look, yet totally different!

Using Stampin' Dimensionals under some of the succulents really gives it a 3D look! Even with a double layer of dimensionals, it's still within the 1/4" limit for regular mail.

Here's the "How To"
 Succulents: Whisper White 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
 Oval: Sweet Sugarplum 2-1/4" x 3-1/4"
 DSP: Succulent Garden (2X) 4" x 5-1/4" (coordinating designs)
 Strip: Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" x 5-1/2"
 Card base: Sweet Sugarplum 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Stack both sheets of DSP and place them in your Stampin' Trimmer as shown, with the lower left corner on the 2" line and the upper left corner on the 1-1/4" line. Make the cut firmly and quickly, holding paper with your free hand so it doesn't shift.

  2. Apply a line of adhesive down the back of the Sweet Sugarplum strip. Adhere DSP, butting edges together as shown. Make sure the DSP is face-down on the strip!

  3. Turn over and trim ends of strip even with edges of DSP. Adhere ribbon, wrapping ends to back. Note: I use 1/8" Scor-Tape along the entire length of narrow ribbons. It helps them stay straight!

  4. Stamp greeting in Basic Black and adhere DSP to card base. Note: When using photopolymer stamps, using a Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath helps ensure a good image. A mouse pad can also be used.

  5. Stamp succulents using colors in the DSP (Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum used here). I stamp the outline first, then ink the filler image and stamp off once to lighten the color a bit.

  6. Die cut the remaining Sweet Sugarplum cardstock using the second largest oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Die cut succulents.

  7. Adhere oval to card base with dimensionals. Adhere background succulents with liquid glue and top succulents with dimensionals. Tie a bow and adhere with a glue dot. Add rhinestones at top of oval.

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