Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Succulents and Cactus Fun!

Welcome to March! This year is already speeding by, although that means Spring will be here soon! Last week we had three days in the 70's! Of course, Saturday temps in the 40's quickly brought us back to reality. 

This week the Stampendous Design Team members are sharing projects featuring stencils. Stampendous has a fabulous line of stencils from Dreamweaver of course, but, in addition, Fran has designed some new stencils.  The lovely Succulent Metal Stencil (FMS4055) is perfect for any occassion.  Add a little butterfly for a great finishing touch!

Succulent Beauties!

FMS4055 Succulent Metal Stencil
SSC1250 Bible Journal Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1251 Bible Promises Perfectly Clear Stamps
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle Brush

My Color Cardstock Sky, Grasshopper
Graphic45 Versailles 4501131
Distress Inks - old paper, bundled sage, forest moss, pine needles, tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon
Removable Tape
Fine Line Black Pen

Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Sky cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Tape the Succulent stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of  white paper with removable tape
Step 3: Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Regular Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, let paste dry
Step 4:  Tape the clean dry stencil back over the dry paste with removable tape, use 1/4" stencil brushes and the Picasso tool to apply inks to the dry paste
Step 5:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Grasshopper, adhere Succulents to the green mat
Step 6: Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of  the Graphic45 paper, use the small leaf stamp from the Bible Promises set and old paper ink to randomly stamp the leaves over the blue paper, use the blue stencil brush to brush mermaid lagoon ink along all the edges, adhere to the card front, adhere the Succulent layer on the blue layer
Step 7:  Stamp the small butterfly from the Bible Journal set on white paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color the butterfly with the Distress Inks, cut out, adhere to the Succulent layer, use a fine black pen to add antennae

But wait! BONUS PROJECT! We have another beauty that Fran designed called Cactus Flower (FMS4054). It makes a fabulous card too.

Cactus Fun!
FMS4054 Cactus Flower Metal Stencil
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle Brush

Light Green Cardstock
Graphic45 Cardstock June Flourish 4501040
Green Striped Cardstock
Brilliance Ink - Sunflower Yellow, P. Coral, Rocket Red, P. Thyme
Rubber Embossing Mat
Die Cut Machine
Removable Tape
Creative Impressions 70913 1/4" Pink with Red Stitch Ribbon

Step 1:  Score a 5" x 12" piece of paper at 5" from one end, fold at score line to form a top flap A7 card
Step 2: Use the Rubber Embossing Mat and die cut machine to dry emboss a 4" x 5" piece of white using the Cactus Flower Metal Stencil
Step 3: With the stencil in place over the embossed design, use a 1/4" and 1/2" stencil brush es to add color to the design, remove the stencil and brush green ink around the edges
Step 4:  Cut a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the Graphi45 paper, edge with the Coral ink and adhere to the front flap of the card
Step 5:  Cut a 1 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the Green Striped paper and brush green ink around the edge of the paper, adhere to the bottom of the card front
Step 6: Brush green ink all around the outer edges of the card
Step 7:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of green paper, brush edge with green ink, adhere the Cactus Flower image to the green mat, then to the flap part of the card front
Step 8: Wrap a piece of the ribbon around the bottom part of the card and attach with Fabri-Tac
Step 9:  Tie a small bow and adhere to the ribbon using Fabri-Tac

Today's designers:

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Katy Leitch

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,

1 comment:

Viki Banaszak said...

I love succulents! These look great, so does your cactus.