Simply Succulents – Good things Grow

It was a busy weekend, so I decided to combine my two weekend challenges to create a single card.

WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Color and/or Theme (I chose to concentrate on the Colors) and SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS007

Here is the result:



  • Focal Image: (2¾” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.  The large Succulents image from the Simply Succulents stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  I am treating the greens as a Neutral and the colors chosen were Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron and Soft Succulent.  I introduced a number of the challenge colors on the Tips of the Succulents.  Pale Papaya, Mango Melody, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry.  The image was then die-cut with the coordinating die from the Potted Succulents Dies set.
  • Accent Block (1): (2½” x 3¼”) Cinnamon Cider cardstock dry-embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder that was inked with Craft Whisper White ink.
  • Accent Block (2): (3¾” x 3¾”) Fresh Freesia Gingham patterned paper from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Fresh Freesia cardstock dry-embossed with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to give a little texture.
  • Cross Strip: (½” x 4¼”) Rich Razzleberry cardstock also dry-embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to look more like a fabric ribbon.
  • Sentiment Label: (approximately ½” x 2⅝”) Basic White cardstock,  The sentiment, Good things GROW, from the All Squared Away stamp set was stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink and then die-cut with one of the label dies from the Potted Succulents Dies set.
  • Flags: In lieu of actual flags, I chose to use the three hanging Succulent plants to represent the flags.

To complete this card, I chose a Rich Razzleberry card base (8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”).  All of the elements were adhered to match the sketch but skewed a little to the left to allow room for the sentiment.

I always find it interesting to see what happens when you combine a number of ideas.  I loved the colors in the photograph as well as the sunset.  However, today I really didn’t want to recreate the sunset sky.

I think this card looks fresh and the gingham gives it a cottage-like feel.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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