Simple can be beautiful and we’re going to show you exactly what we mean! Sometimes you need a card quickly. Or other times, you’re feeling that creative block but still want or need to create something great. It can be so easy to do with just a handful of supplies like this succulent card we’re sharing here.
The first step is to pick a color palette that matches the message or tone of your card. For our card, we are keeping it calm and soothing to match our miss you message. We chose a base of River Stone Cardstock, then added in Cool Pool, Pool Play Pretty Amethyst and Oatmeal Cookie cardstocks to layer our succulent leaves. We’re actually using our Sweet Succulent die set that is a host exclusive. (You can host a Make It Party and earn Journey Dollars to purchase these exclusive items!) However, you could make some similar looking blooms using our Summer Bouquet steel rule die set. We love this set anyway, it’s so versatile and pretty. But creating a succulent inspired card is so incredibly easy with a few simple die cuts.
Here’s one way to create a cluster! A hint of Oatmeal Cookie peeking out from behind really adds dimension to the two layers which is all we really needed to balance out the card. [Because, you wouldn’t want all three to be the same! All of our favorite blooms and plants have variations so we’ve included that here on our card, too.]
Now, keeping with the theme that blooms are all varied – we adopted the Oatmeal Cookie layer peeking out of the bottom, but added three layers of Pool Play leaves to keep this card feeling extra beautiful. All of the simple leaves make it easy to add the simplest of sentiments, one that really needs no fanfare. [And heck, use any sentiment you want! There are so many that you can take your pick.]
Supplies Used: Black Licorice Cardstock | Whip Cream Cardstock | Cool Pool Cardstock | Pool Play Cardstock | Pretty Amethyst Cardstock | River Stone Cardstock | Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock | Summer Bouquet Steel Rule Die Set | Journey Thread Lemon Grass | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Journey Sequins Bloom Time
Can you see yourself creating something this simply stunning to send to a loved one? Try it out and make sure to share it on on Instagram with the hashtag #funstampersjourney so we can see it!