Guest Designer: Kelly Griglione

Hello! I’m Kelly Griglione from Notable Nest, and am super excited to share two different cards using the very on-trend Succulent Banner Stamp and Succulent Banner Coordinating Die sets!

For the first card I used this wonderful succulent image as it’s intended, with that adorable banner on the bottom holding all the cacti. This space is also perfect for one of the several different scripted sentiments included in this set. I appreciate that there is a sentiment for a new baby included, as not all parents are into the more cutesy designs you see on many baby cards. 

I did a very simple watercoloring for the succulents, and after it was dry I went back with a white gel pen to add some highlights and details. 

As involved as this image is with several different succulents, I was happily surprised just how quickly it took for me to color them all in. The cacti are all in the same family of colors, so there’s not a lot of time spent deciding on what color to use for each different plant.

For my next card I wanted to use this same image in a different way to show how versatile it is. The banner reminded me of a rim of a terra cotta pot, so I thought I would try potting these guys. After snipping off the extra banner pieces and all of the trailing vine, I went around with a white gel pen to cover up some of the stray lines that didn’t make sense for this new image. I also drew and colored in the back of the pot where the banner had stopped, and a bottom for the pot.

And here it is! The rim of the pot still makes a great place for the scripted sentiment.  

You’d never know there was a banner there! Even with a fabulous image like this, it’s always nice to be able to change it up a bit so your cards look a little different each time.

Sure hope you enjoyed this idea! I’m looking forward to coming back next week with another project to share with you! Thanks so much for stopping by.

-Kelly


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5 thoughts on “Guest Designer: Kelly Griglione

  1. Leave it to you, Kelly, to come up with a flower pot! When I first saw what you’d done with that image, I was rightly impressed. It is a fabulous image, and you’ve shown a very clever variant! Love both of them.

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