Stamp Focus: Succulents

by Therese Calvird

Hello! Today we are focusing on Succulents.


I am so excited to get to share this amazing stamp set as my focus post.  I had so many ideas and today I have three cards that I would like to show you, starting with a bold panel.  My original idea for this card was quite different and now I can't even remember what it was even meant to look like, because when the idea of a Succulents panel took over that was it, I couldn't focus on anything else until this one was made.  So lots of masking and some simple copic colouring using the Succulent stamp set and a bold white embossed sentiment from Beautiful Lady and this card came together very quickly and just I had imagined (the second time).

Happy Birthday - Detail copy

Happy Birthday copy

My second card is very clean & simple, do you remember the retro macrame plant hangers?  Well, I have a memory of my mother making them and hanging plants about our house.  Originally I made a version of this card using some twine but changed focus a little when I got the idea to use the Modern Deco Alpha to stamp my own ‘macrame hanger'.  The potted plant came from the Succulents stamp set and I added a simple black sentiment from Thinking of You, there are so many beautiful sentiments and fonts in this set.

Thinking of You - Detail copy


Thinking of You copy

For my final card I decided to get out my Kuretake watercolours and masked out the Succulents without the pots to create my little desert scene.  I popped it up on a card front and added some wood sequins and a sprinkle, then finally a sentiment from Sketchy Cities America 2.

You are amazing - Detail copy


You are amazing copy

I've had so much fun with this Succulents stamp set and I can't wait to see what you create with it too, I just know you will have as much fun as me!   Hope you have a great and crafty day,



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Holly Saveur November 22, 2015 - 9:08 AM

stunning your coloring!

Celeste Goff November 22, 2015 - 10:02 AM

What beautiful cards Therese!!! Love how you created an all over background on the first card!

conil November 22, 2015 - 10:31 AM

All three of these cards are so well designed and colored. The idea of using the Art Deco alpha set for the macrame hanger is brilliant. The one that knocked me flat was the first card…amazing masking and coloring. Just beautiful

Shari November 22, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Wonderful cards, and coloring. ♥

Virginia L. November 22, 2015 - 10:50 AM

3 gorgeous renditions with the Succulent!! Love them all, Therese. The first one is so simple yet so very sophisticated!

Debbie Peysen November 22, 2015 - 11:43 AM

Therese, I love all the cards. The first one really is a show stopper. Thanks for sharing you talent. Thanks to Altenew for wonderful stamps.

Maureen Reiss November 22, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Soooo Pretty!!

Aileen November 22, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Therese, I love how you have used this stamp set, your cards are all wonderful. Particularly in love with the first one, amazing the layering of the succulent plant you have done here. total perfection.

TracyM #6773 November 22, 2015 - 9:02 PM

BEAUTIFUL cards Therese!!!
WOW – your colouring on the succulents is GORGEOUS!!!
Your birthday card is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING – your stamping and shading a DELIGHT!!!

Barb Ghig November 22, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Absolutely stunning creations, Therese! I love how you colored the succulents so much…very realistic! Lovely crisp, clean designs, too!

Shelly November 23, 2015 - 10:37 AM

These are AWESOME!! Love them!

Di Ayers November 23, 2015 - 3:48 PM

Fabulous colouring, your card designs really make me hanker for this stamp set…

maria f. November 24, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Such creativity! I love, love, love that first mass of succulents.

coffeegoddess42Lisa August 17, 2019 - 6:47 PM

These cards are stunning.

Therese Calvird August 18, 2019 - 2:34 AM

Thanks so very much


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