This is the perfect pairing!! A lovely white die cut image from the Simply Succulents bundle layered onto the Oh So Ombre paper from Sale-a-Bration!!!
Below: Using the Adhesive Sheets on the back of the Potted Succulent die is a great way to adhere the Potted Succulents die to the Ombre paper to make card backgrounds.
Succulent Card Supplies:
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- Simply Succulents Bundle #156264
- Adhesive Sheets #152334
- Oh So Ombre paper – FREE Sale-a-Bration item Jan-Feb 2021 #155225
- Stampin’ Blends Markers – see all the colors here
Not Just Green….
In my garden, I have roses, alstromeria, camillias, geraniums, wisteria and bougainvillia, but no succulents. So, when it came time to use the Simply Succulents stamp set, I turned to Pinterest and found great photos of succulents in a HUGE RANGE of colors!!!!
So, my goal for these cards was to get out lots of Stampin’ Blends Marker colors and just play, experiment and come up with lots of color combos – Not Just Green.
Stampin’ Blends Videos:
In one of my Stampin’ Blends video tutorials, I shared tips for coloring the succulents. See it HERE.
See my series of 13 Stampin’ Blends Video Tutorials HERE.
My second objective with these cards was to use the Potted Succulent background die and add a white die cut layer on top of the Sale-a-Bration Oh So Ombre paper. It is stunning, don’t you agree?! The Secret, is to put Adhesive Sheets on the back of the Ombre paper BEFORE die cutting, then they become a giant sticker and adhere easily to your Ombre paper!
I went for BRIGHT and colorful on the Granny Apple Green Oh So Ombre background!
Oh my.. how cool is this!!?? I saw this tip on facebook somewhere and I’m sorry I don’t remember who originally shared it, but it’s awesome!! After you die cut a label (this is from the Potted Succulents dies), flip the die and cardstock over and use the Stylus end of your Take Your Pick Tool to run around the inside of the die as shown. Flip it over and you have a beautiful raised edge/border!!!! I tried it with the foam mat but actually had a much better result just doing it on my grid paper on my desk.
In addition to experimenting with colors for the succulents, I also experimented with Stampin’ Blends colors for the pots in the Simply Succulents set. I’ve noted the colors below. Thanks to Andrea Walford for the inspiration for coloring the pots!
When I was done coloring, I had created the 4 Simply Succulent images below with my Stampin’ Blends.
With the Razzleberry and Blackberry tips on these succulents, I thought this image coordinated really well with the Blackberry Bliss Oh So Ombre background below. The greeting and die cut is from the Many Messages bundle.
Do you have a favorite? The Blackberry Bliss or Granny Apple Green background?
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Beautiful cards! Your talent with blending is awesome! You make it look so easy!l
So kind of you Lynnette, thank you!
The cards are gorgeous! If I had to choose my favorite background, I’d say Black Berry Bliss, but it’s a tough decision. Thank you for all of the amazing tips.
I love both the background colors, too! 🙂
They are both STUNNING!!!! Can’t pick a favorite. Your coloring is on point…so realistic. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Thank you so much, so kind of you Marcia!
Good evening Patty,
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous and your blending is amazing.. So beautiful…I have to keep watching your videos on blending… I love the raised edge around the die also…I’m going to remember that, it really makes it look elegant… Thanks for all your tips.
Beautiful card, Patty. I love the ombre through the stencil and your coloring of the succulents is amazing. They look real. Enjoy your day!
Thank you Hilda!
Patty, the ombre backgrounds are gorgeous, but the two sets of succulents where you tipped the leaves in contrasting color are spectacular; so realistic. You do your father proud with your artistry. Keep up the fantastic work that is inspiring us all.
What a fabulous tutorial Patty! Bravo on gifting us the ease of creating a beautiful card with your tips and the blend colors included is the icing on the cake. Makes me smile this am! I have the bundle and will try this.
Thank you for your efforts and sharing your talent.
Blessings to you.
These are all so beautiful Patty. Thanks for sharing that tip about the stylus with the label dies. Love the granny apple green card the best!