Punched succulents birthday card

 I have been watching people create their beautiful succulent flowers with the lovely sponged tips.  I had the opportunity to make a few a couple weeks ago when I made the succulent Vertical Garden Kit.  It was fun to make, and I sponged a few flowers, but it just wasn't enough.  I yearned to make more.  So when I saw the colors for the Color Throwdown Challenge #431, and the photo of the succulent garden, I was inspired to make this card.  I don't have the flower dies, so I used what I had, flower punches to make some "faux succulents".  I know they are not as authentic looking, but they were fun for me to make, and I think this card turned out great.  I added a birthday greeting from Big On Birthdays, then I masked it off before I stamped a hardwood background.  I got the idea to use a wood background from the Addicted to CAS challenge 105 to use wood this week.  Love that look!  As I was arranging the flowers, I decided to add some linen thread for some texture.   Another fun birthday card ready to tuck in the mail this week.   Hope you like it too.

Mary Alice


  1. Beautiful card!! Great interpretation of this challenge...colors as well as the succulents!!

  2. What a great "bouquet" of flowers! Love the shading on them! Thanks for joining in at the Color Throwdown this week!


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