Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Oh So Succulent window box card & hexagon box

Today I'm sharing more sweet succulent projects using the Oh So Succulent stamp & die bundle. I'm still in shock that this lovely bundle is NOT carrying over to the new catalogue. It's so fun & easy to create stamped succulent clusters and lifelike versions too. These projects were class projects in March.

Window box tri-fold card

How cute would a sweet-sugarplum coloured house be? I don't think I could convince my darling man, but I can create pretty card versions at least.

I've created a vellum lined window & window box using the Hearth & Home die set then filled the box with pretty succulents. All line images are stamped in tip top taupe & solid stamped in mint macaron, sweet sugarplum, pear pizzazz, & sahara sand. I'm a huge agave plant fan too so I added a partial one on the ground to complete the scene.These are all 'clear Wink of Stella'd but hard to see in pic.

To make the tri fold base, I started with a full A4 sheet of sweet sugarplum card, cut it down to 15cm wide, then scored at 10cm & 20cms to make 3 panels. These measurements means the last panel is slightly smaller & folds perfectly back inside the card without overlapping the main fold.
On the middle panel I added a piece of the truly gorgeous Succulent Garden paper - another big fave (& a total bargain now  for just $11.55).

Opening the middle panel reveals more pretty succulents & plenty of space for a message.

and open, viewed from the back.

You know when you finish a card & it just makes you happy? This was one of those. :)

Succulent hexagon box

After catching the paper succulent bug with my succulent  pop up slider card, I wanted to share the fun with my class lovelies too. So I made this hexagon box decorated with succulents. 

I just love hexagons - don't know why, I just do - so I was very excited to see the Window Box thinlits bundle I used to make them are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue in June. The hexagon box base is made with crumb cake card, wrapped around with some more Succulent Garden dsp. I also cut a hexagon of white card to strengthen the lid to support the succulents. Here's another view.

Succulent Recipes
Large: 6 succulent dies (1 of each size) cut in mint macaron, sponged over with mint macaron ink & edges sponged in rich razzleberry ink
Medium mint: 5 dies (all except largest) cut in mint macaron, sponged in white &edges sponged in sweet sugarplum.
Medium sugarplum:
5 dies (all except largest) sponged in sweet sugarplum ink.
I burnished all succulent edges & centres to add dimension & separated the largest 2 layers with dimensionals.

 So, are you a succulent convert yet? If you are, you'll be pleased to know that the Oh So Succulent stamp set & Succulents die set are each 20% off, & the Succulent Garden dsp is 40% off  during our Retiring List offers.
All these items are only available while stocks last so get in quick

Leave me a comment if you have any questions about these projects. Follow the links below to order anything I've used.

Back soon with more ideas.
Inky wishes, Di

Project Supplies

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Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.


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Karren said...

Wow, both your trifold card and your hexagon box are just amazing! Beautiful window scene and the 3d succulents on the box look so real. Fabulous job, Di.

Anonymous said...

I do love the succulents idea's I've seen. And yours was so very cute, using the box. I'm going to have to give that a try. Thank you or sharing your creativity as well as the 'recipe' for the paper & ink colors.


Anonymous said...

Diane, this is truly beautiful and a work of art. The fact that you added the instructions and details makes it truly special as that is attention to detail and takes up a lot of time. Thank you for all your effort and sharing this with the crafting world. Elsona