Hi. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 39th 2020/2021 Colour Creations Showcase by members of the Art with Heart Team.
Succulents can be so beautiful with their purple tips and they come in a range of colours. (See some examples below.) I decided to colour the Simply Succulent stamp set with Stampin' Blends including the Purple Posy Combo. I also used Light and Dark Gorgeous Grape, Seaside Spray, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Pool Party, a little Balmy Blue and the Colour Lifter. The succulents were stamped in Basic Grey Classic Stampin' ink on Basic White card-stock. The succulents were fussy cut. While I could have used the coordinating dies, I decided that I didn't want the white boarder around the single succulents so I fussy cut them all for consistency.
To create the card front, the large die from the coordinating Potted Succulents dies was used to cut a background from Basic White card-stock for the filagree layer. This was adhered directly to a piece of Basic White card-stock. I love the subtlety of white on white. A scolloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies cut a rectangular hole through both layers near the centre. This card front was positioned over the Purple Posy card-stock base and the hole was penciled in so a hole could be cut in the base card in an aligned position. To frame the hole, the same scalloped die and the next largest die were used to cut 3 frames from Purple Posy card-stock. The 3 frames were adhered together to gain some depth and then adhered to frame the rectangular hole. A sentiment from the Simply Succulent stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' ink on Basic White card-stock and with Versamark ink on Highland Heather card-stock and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder. The top line of the sentiment was die cut with a label from the coordinating Potted Succulents dies, while the scripty word was fussy cut.
A slightly smaller Basic White card base was adhered to the inner back of the Purple Posy card base, leaving a small boarder of the purple. The white card opens from the centre out (see a photo below of the opened card and the card inner.
An edge was cut from one of the Purple Posy rectangles remaining from cutting the frames for the front. This was adhered under a strip of In Good Taste DSP which had been flagged at each end. White twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo was wrapped around the banner twice and tied in a bow. This banner was adhered directly to the inner white card over the Potted Succulent die cut.
The pot and the succulent arrangement were added with Dimensionals. Two of the smaller succulents were added - one on a Dimensional. The positioning of the 2 small succulents needed to appear through the frame when the card was closed and well as look pleasing with the card front open. Glistening opal rounds were added to both the card front and the inner design.
Here is a picture of the fully opened card. A sentiment from the stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and one of the single succulents stamped in stamped off Highland Heather Classic Stampin' ink.
A C6 Basic White envelope was similarly stamped a few times with a single succulent and stamped off Highland Heather ink.