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Simply Succulent Terrariums | Caly

Simply Succulent Terrariums | Caly

Hi, Friends!

Caly here and I'm sharing two cards using the Simply Succulents stamps and Terrarium dies.  I love succulents - I think most people do!  When I saw this set, I begged to have it and I can't tell you how awesome they are!  The dies cut such thin and delicate lines and I was blown away!   

I stamped the soil and succulents directly on a blank piece of A2-sized cardstock.  I laid down the dies to make sure my spacing is right and used my MISTI so I could do multiple images at once.   

After stamping, I lightly ink-blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink around the stamped images to give the panel some color.   I die-cut the terrariums using gold foil cardstock and careful adhered them over the stamped images.

I also stamped some extra hanging foliage and fussy cut them out so I could adhere the outside the round terrarium.  I used a black pen to add some lines to give them the appearance that they are hanging.   I stamped the sentiment by masking off the area I didn't want to use and stamped it directly on the stamped panel.  I decided at this point that I wanted to give this card a decorative edge, so I die cut the entire thing using a scallop frame from my stash.  To complete this card, I added dew drops to various areas on the card.

For my second card, I decided to do a single terrarium - but I wanted it to be interactive.  I  envisioned a floating terrarium, so I've added some invisible thread so that this terrarium swings back and forth.  I started by stamping the soil and succulent and fussy cut this image to glue behind the hanging terrarium die that I cut out.  I then threaded invisible thread behind it and used foam adhesive - without removing the backing so that it doesn't stick to the card and can float and still glide with dimension.

For the background, I ink-blended Distress Oxide Inks using Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers.  I added water splatters and splatters of white ink to give the background some texture.  I die cut the stitched frame and positioned the floating terrarium on one side before adding foam tape to hold the terrarium in place and trimmed off the excess thread and added this to the ink-blended background and trimmed off the excess cardstock.

To complete this card, I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and created a banner.  I cut very thin strips of gold foil cardstock to accent the banner and again, added some dew drops to fill in open areas on the card to balance it out.

I hope you enjoyed both my terrarium cards today!  They were so fun for me to make and I really love how delicate these terrarium dies are!  


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2. Oct 15, 2018

So loving this set and the crafts you made! Wicked cool!

Christine Kiehl
1. Oct 04, 2018

Just too beautiful!!

Kirsty Vittetoe

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