card making :: oh so succulent

There’s a great stamp set by Stampin’ Up! called “oh so succulent” that comes with a matching die set.  The stamp set follows the new trend of two-step stamping where the outline and the filled in part are two different stamps.  I played around with different ink and paper colors, and mostly just used the stamps by themselves (they are not the easiest to line up correctly because of all the different points on a succulent plant, plus I’m just not that great at it!).  It became quite meditative to stamp and cut them out without actually thinking about what to do with them later.  But I knew eventually they would come together to make some sort of card.

Another thing I like about this stamp set is that it comes with a “happy mother’s day” and a “happy birthday” sentiment so you can use it for more than one occasion.  I cut a piece of grid-lined paper into a smaller rectangle, piled a few die cut pieces into two corners to form the card, then stamped the sentiment in the center.  A very easy card to pull together.

I like how you can change the color scheme by using different inks and papers too.  Happy crafting a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

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