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Plush Narrow Succulent and Stitched Rectangle Layers
by Jean Okimoto


Looking for a way to feature the Plush Narrow Succulent on your cards?  Hi there - Jean Okimoto here - sharing a simple, flat version of another Plush Felt Flower diecut.  Simple and flat...sounds exciting, doesn't it?


Diecut the 4" x 3" Stitched Rectangle Layer from watercolor paper.  Press the Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolor inkpad against a large acrylic stamp block to create a palette of inks - keep the inks separated so you can work with the individual colors.  Brush the colors onto the paper and set it aside to dry.

Cut 5 each of the 2 biggest Plush Narrow Succulent single petals from chartreuse felt.  Cut one each of the 5-petaled centers from felt.  Cut one of the small centers from black cardstock.

Punch a 1-¼"  circle of scrap cardboard.  The circle serves as a base for attaching the petals - and adds a bit of dimension too.  Attach the petals to the circle - working from the largest to the smallest - with a small dab of liquid adhesive.  Overlap the largest petals just a  bit to prevent gaps.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Hope and Thanks Clear Set - with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  

Attach everything to a side-folded A-2 card of textured green cardstock.  Add green sequins.  Extra postage will probably be required because of the flower's thickness.


Special thanks to everyone who took the last Saturday's SUMMER BLISS CLASS at Impress.  Big thanks also to Shari and Erin for finding the supplies we 'needed' to supplement our stashes!    Missed the first class?  Join us for another session at 11:00 AM on July 4th.  We're making a bunch of 5 happy, colorful cards - including a slider - with a shiny red car,  plush felt anemone, flip-flops and watercolored flourish flowers.  Don't worry...they're not all on one card!

Thanks for stopping by - see you again this evening...





I love these flowers. I cut some out and stiffened them with fabric stiffener then sewed them on my dogs collar. Super cute and very versatile die.

Thanks Sar Tann...flower-powered dog collars? My dogs wish they could be your dogs too!

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