Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cups of Kindness, SIP87 & CTD431

Hi friends! I am guilty of staying up a wee bit too late last night. There were a few challenges I really wanted to play along with, and wanted to finish up my card and post it while the inspiration was still fresh. I used the retired Simon Says Stamp stamp set Cups and Succulents, which I've only ever used once before, and it was happy to see some ink. This video by Sandy Allnock was very helpful in doing some partial die cutting of the images as there are separate dies for the foliage and the cups.

The challenges that inspired me are the kindness theme at Stamp Ink Paper, the colors and inspiration at Color Throwdown, and at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge it's Anything Goes with an emphasis on Simon products.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Cups and Succulents (Simon Says Stamp), Just a Note (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black, Fog (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Neutrals Stack (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic, Tuxedo Black Dual Marker (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Garden of Succulents Dies (Simon Says Stamp)

Thanks for stopping by!


~amy~ said...

Super pretty!

Crystal Komara said...

I love this card, Sandy! Succulents have recently become something I think are so unique - both in gardens and on paper! But, I love that these are in little teacups. Too cute. Hugs, Crystal

Caroline said...

Lovely design! So pretty.

Darnell said...

This is such a sweet design, Sandy! Your colors and your shading are wonderful! Hugs, Darnell

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandy. Your colouring as spot on as usual. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

Jaydee said...

Sandy your coloring is beautiful and thanks for the tip on the partial die-cutting. I love the way you ground the pots with the piece of washi tape. I never think to do that - but really need to remember that technique. Absolutely gorgeous and worth staying up for :-)

laurie said...

This is so the arrangement of succulents!

LeAnne said...

WOW....what a stunner! Your coloring just keeps getting better and better....and it was fabulous from the start! I love this layout, sentiment and that fabulous washi! Just sweet all round! Thanks for sharing this with us at SIP this week! :)

Vickie Z said...

It's wonderful!! Love those pots and cacti!! So happy you joined us at CTD!

paperkicks said...

Love the stamp set you chose...beautiful card!!

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card, your colouring is amazing
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x