Sunday, February 12, 2017

Succulent Slider Pop Up Mother's Day Card

This card was inspired by a slider pop up card made by Dawn as well as several other cards I have seen on Pinterest that featured Succulent die cuts.

I love making flowers and succulents are no different although I must admit I never particularly found them "pretty". There are succulents in my flower bed in the front, but I use them as fillers and because they require little care.

In doing a little bit of research about this plant, I found that they are drought resistant because their  leaves, stem or roots have become more than usually fleshy by the development of water-storing tissue.

This gives them the ability to survive in arid and otherwise unhospitable environments.

The Mint Macaron base was randomly stamped with various stamps from the "Oh So Succulent" stamp set- using Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Garden Green inks.

In the above picture, the pop up mechanism is closed.
When it is popped up, the art piece stands up like in an Easel card.

Art Piece:  The background of this Whisper White piece is randomly stamped with some of the smaller flowers and leaves of the stamp set.  Two smaller two layer die cut succulents were adhered on the lower le

ft and on the right side just below the sentiment.
A metal rimmed rhinestone was placed in each of the plants.
Plant 1: This is the larger of the two.  Only 2 petals (the 3rd and 4th largest)were die cut using Mint Macaron card stock.  Each petal was sponged with Old Olive ink, followed by Crumb Cake.  Finally Rich Razzelberry ink was sponged only on the petal edges.  A stylus was used to shape each petal and then the petals were glued together with Tombo glue.
Plant 2: Two of the smaller petals were die cut in Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and sponged in the same manner as the other succulent.
Both plants were kept relatively flat.

The art piece was matted with Sweet Sugarplum card stock and adhered to the pop up portion of the card.

When the card is fully set up, a hidden message is revealed.

The message is from Suite Sentiments.  A stamped sweet succulent with greenery is stamped above it. (Unfortunately the stamp fell off the block right onto my work just as I finished the card - ugh!!)

Two of the smaller Sweet Sugarplum succulent petals grace the lower right corner of the card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Oh So Succulent, Suite Sentiments
Inks: Black Memento, Tip Top Taupe, Garden Green, Rich Razzelberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron
Papers: Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories: Succulent Framelit dies, Classic Label punch, Metal rimmed rhinestones, rhinestones, dimensionals, 1/8 hand held punch, White tassel from Cupcakes & Carousels embellishment kit, hand held stapler

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