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Good morning! I am still busy playing with the new Succulents release from Simon Hurley & Spellbinders. Who says succulents have to be green? Today I say bring on the pink succulents and let’s make a Valentine’s card! This card came together fairly quickly with little coloring but only ONE stamp!
First, you will need a top-folding A2 card base. I masked off the back of the card base and using the Prickly Pear potted plant stamp and Versafine Clair, I stamped all around the edges. No need to fill up the panel as we will cover most of it up.
Next, using the rectangles from Gina K Design’s Master Layouts 2, I cut a pink panel with the large rectangle and a white panel with the stitched rectangle. I ran the stitched panel through my Spellbinder’s Platinum 6 with the This Plus This embossing folder from Spellbinders.
Next I cut a large heart using Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Heart dies. I used the largest of the set. Then I randomly stamped the solid Prickly Pear stamp all over the heart. I used my Misti and started with the lightest color first. I used inks from LDRS Creative in the colors Pink Tutu, Tangerine Dream, Tickled Pink and Scarlet Rose.
I stamped the Prickly Pear stamp using Versafine Clair and added ultra-fine, clear embossing powder and heat set it. I didn’t do any coloring on the cactus but rather used a shimmer pen. It’s hard to see in the photo but trust me, the sparkle is there! I used alcohol markers on the edge of the die-cut and the pot..
Using vellum, I stamped the sentiment with the same Versafine and embossed with clear powder.
To assemble the card I used liquid glue to adhere the pink panel to the embossed panel. I added the vellum sentiment strip by gluing it to the back of the pink panel. I added foam tape to the back and adhered it to the card base. The heart was glued directly down to the embossed panel and the cactus was popped up with foam tape.
Finally, I added some sequins from my stash and called it a day!