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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Mixes Stripes and Succulents


Hi peeps! You may have noticed that stripes have been featuring in my cards lately. I love the fresh, modern feel they give, and you don't need to add much more - a focal image, a sentiment and you're done.




I had a stripe-painting session a few weeks ago when I was preparing my samples for the Layered Watermelon and Layered Citrus cards. I used a broad water brush with either Distress Reinkers or Stains and I literally sloshed the stripes on. I didn't measure or try to keep them perfect - some of it's going to be covered up anyway. I usually start with a card-sized panel then trim it down so there's a bit of leeway there for correcting anything that's glaring.



I stamped some succulent images from the Succulently set on scrap card and coloured them with Distress Inks...



...then die-cut them using the coordinating dies. If you mis-align the die with the image, don't discard it; just cut a smaller border round the image.



I chose a sentiment and frame that would fit into the space on my card layout and swiped some colour through the 'fancactus' word.


And then it was just a case of assembling my card.



Don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off all stamps, stencils and dies in the store. Happy stamping!

9 comments:

  1. Love the caed Shirley, the stripes are a great idea

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  2. TFS your stripes description and photo tutorial for your finished CASE succulent card, Shirley. I love the clean, crisp and fresh look of your fun card. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  3. All the greens work great together and I also like the stripes!

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  4. I love your stripes-they
    are so fun and bright and
    make an awesome background!

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  5. Fun, vibrant and fabulous card and love the freehand stripes too x.

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  6. Very cute succulents and I love the watercolour stripes!

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  7. Those stripes are perfect --- this is one of my latest favorite idea for backgrounds!

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