Slim Succulents - Ashleigh Newton-Spence

April 12, 2021

Slim Succulents - Ashleigh Newton-Spence

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Card Size:

9.5cm x 21.5cm

Uniquely Creative Products Use

UC1837 Succulents Stamps, UCD1957 Succulents Stamp, UCD1967 Slim 3 Circle Window Die, UCD1972 Slim Stitched Nesting Rectangle Die (Largest Used), UCD1956 Cut-A-Part Essentials #4 Die. 

Other Products Used

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink, Misti Stamping Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Oxides – Stormy Sky, Shabby Shutters , Shaded Lilac and Hickory Smoke, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Minis -Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint and Shaded Lilac, Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes, Plain White Cardstock, Water Spray Bottle, Blending Card, Paper Trimmer, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Masking or Washi Tape, Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue, Foam Tape, Score Board.



1.Stamp out the four large Succulent images from the stamp set using black copic friendly ink . Ashleigh used multiples of each of the image to make sure there were plenty to tuck into my circles.

2. Colour in the images using Copic markers. Colour them all in differently to ensure there were lots of different looking succulents for my card. Succulents are awesome for this because you can use the typical greens, but there are also teals, blues, purples and even orange!

3. Use a white gel pen to put highlights on the images. Look at where my lightest colour is and put the highlight there. Then, cut out the succulent images using the matching dies.

4. With the Slim Circle Window die, cut out the back piece. Use the largest of the Slim Stitched Nesting die to add the stitch detail to the outside of the panel too. Use Stormy Sky, Shabby Shutters and Shaded lilac with blending brushes to colour the background. These pretty pastel shades blend really nicely together. Use a water spray bottle with plain water to add some texture, before adding splatter with the corresponding colours of distress ink. 

5. Cut a piece of cardstock to be 9.1cm x 21.3cm for the base of the card. Use masking tape or washi tape to mask off the middle of the front of the card so you still have the white edge around the card front. Use Hickory Smoke distress oxide to colour the background in and give it a water spritz to add in some texture. Add foam tape to the back of the circle panel.

6. Stick the circle panel to the card base.

7. Using the Cut-a-part essentials die #4, cut out some sentiment strips. I used the longest of the flag ones so that my sentiment fit on it. Then, using black ink, stamp the sentiment. 

8. Add in all the images to the card. Try tucking some in underneath the circle, and leaving some others hanging over the edge. Blend purple with the blue ink at the top and the blue with the purple on purpose to spread out the colour.

9. Mount the sentiment strip onto the card using foam tape.

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