Say Hello With This Sweet Succulent Card!


Hello, Crafty Friends! Mitsyana Wright here, from Up On Tippy Toes. I 'm so happy to be a Guest Designer here again on the Sizzix Blog!

Today, I will be sharing this beautiful and serene succulent card. I had the privilege of using amazing products from Lynda Kanase's brand new Succulent Serenity collection. I first spied them at Creativation 2017 in Phoenix this past January and I fell head-over-heels in love. Lynda's entire collection was absolutely beautiful! I anxiously waited for its release. Well, the wait is over and they're here!!

For the card image, I used stamps from Lynda's Succulent Birdcage stamp and die set. I stamped the image using black VersaFine Onyx Black Archival ink onto watercolor paper. Then colored the image in using my Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I used lots of greens and purples to color in all the succulents. Then watercolored the background with and around the cage with a bright yet soft blue. Once my image was done drying I stamped the word "hello" under the cage with a black ink.


I used Lynda Kanase's Mini Photo Banner to die cut out my image.


I also used the leaves from the Mini Phot Banner set to die-cut out several small leaf stems (10 leaves total). Then shaded them using my markers.


I wrapped hemp twine around the top of the cut-out banner using the pre-cut holes as anchoring points. Then tied into a multi-loop bow.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the little photo banner onto a 4"x 5.25" piece of patterned paper from Lynda's new Succulent Serenity Cardstock Pad the again onto a standard A2 (4.25x 5.5"- folded)  sized card base.

I created a spray with the die cut leaves, spreading them out under the bow and glue in the place.


For a final touch, and to add to the peaceful zen feeling of this card, I die cut a butterfly from Tim Holtz's Mini Detailed Butterflies dies. I used a glue pen to adhere the layers together then added shading to the wings with more markers.


And here is my finished card...


I love how mush dimension is on this card and I love how soothing these colors are.


I really hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial! I really enjoyed creating it!

Until next time...

Happy Crafting!!

~ Mitsyana


Other Materials Used:

  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Hemp Twine
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Black Cardstock
  • Moss Green Cardstock
  • Clear Glue
  • Markers
  • Waterbrush

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