Oh So Succulent for GDP081

I’m trying to get a little ahead this week since tomorrow I’m going to run to Pittsburgh to see the “King and I’ with my daughter.  She’s been waiting since the beginning of the school year for this.  It’s one of her favorite musicals!  I’ll just be gone overnight.  I do love that I have someone who enjoys going to a variety of performances. We’re taking full advantage of the opportunity!!

For today’s card, I kind of CASE’d yesterday’s card.

Oh So Succulent for GDP081 from theartfulinker.com

Changing up the colors and some of the embellishments

and voila — new card!


I used the color combination from GDP081

which was Night of Navy, Whisper White plus one.

My “plus one” is Delightful Dijon.

After creating my background paper with the Oh So Succulent stamps,

Oh So Succlent for GDP081 - detail - from theartfulinker.com

I moved on to some small layering

starting with a Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate banner.

Then, I added a strip of Delightful Dijon followed by a partial strip of Basic Pearls.

Next is a piece of Floral Boutique washi.

Tip: I like to add the washi to a piece of cardstock first (usually Whisper White).  The cardtsock gives it a little more body.  And in the case of using Whisper White, it keeps the translucent areas of the design light.

Using the Succulent Framelits, I cut four flowers from Night of Navy and another four from Delightful Dijon.

After curling the petals gently with my Bone Folder, I adhered some of the layers with Multipurpose Glue and some with Dimensionals.

The flower was finished with a large Basic Pearl.

Before adding the flower to the card front, several loops of Gold Metallic Thread were adhered to

the back of the flower using Glue Dots.

To finish the card front, there are a trio of gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.

Oh So Succlent for GDP081 - inside - from theartfulinker.com

Inside is a piece of Whisper White on which

has been stamped a couple of the Oh So Succulent flowers

in Night of Navy and Delightful Dijon.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Oh So Succulent card for GDP081.

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  • Reply
    Natalie Lapakko
    April 10, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I love your card, Sara! I saw yours early in the week and was totally inspired. I thought I left a comment before… but it is possible that I saw it and ran straight down to the craft room without hitting the send button. Congrats on the GDP win!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 10, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Thank you Natalie! I love that it sent you running to your craft room!!

  • Reply
    Cheryll Miller
    April 10, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Congratulations Sara! A well deserved win … this card is just beautiful!! xx

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 10, 2017 at 6:58 am

      Oh Cheryll, Thank you!! I had no idea I had won!!

  • Reply
    Valgerdur Rodriguez
    April 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Really beautiful card! I love all the elements you used on your project from the colors, background stamping, focal bloom, and layered strips! Just lovely!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 8, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much Valgerdur! So glad you enjoyed the composition of my card.

  • Reply
    Global Design Project Design Team
    April 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Such a beautiful card Sara. Your Delightful Dijon “plus one” is a fab choice for this weeks colour challenge. The 3D flower adds a special touch. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge!
    We love you playing along with us.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 6, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks GDP Team! You’re my “go to” for Monday mornings.

  • Reply
    Michelle B
    April 6, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Wow! This is so striking! Love your unexpected color combo (for succulents). Such a nice change of pace.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 6, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Thanks so much Michelle! So many colors, so little time!

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