Hello Crafty Friends!
Today I'm using the fun and festive Cute Cacti stamp set from the Whimsy Stamps April mini release! There is also a coordinating 6x6 paper pad called Festive Desert! I think these would be great for Cinco de Mayo cards!
I started with my background first. I used #80 Neenah Solar White cardstock and ink blended a sky background using Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, and Aged Mahogany. But in the end you really can't see the Aged Mahogany. Then I used another piece of Neenah and ink blended a ground with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxides. Then I used the same Distress Oxide inks with a little water and a small paint brush and splattered the ink over the sky background and the ground. That is such a fun thing to do!
I die cut the sky background with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die and then used one of the Pierced Border Trio Dies to create my ground. For my banner I used green cardstock and and a piece of pattern paper from the new paper pack and die cut them with the smallest die from the Shaker Maker Banner Die Set. I kept the inner pieces of the flags and then I used the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die again to die cut them smaller and have the same matching stitching on them and for my ground.
I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used YG67, YG17, YG03, and YG21 for the Cacti. For the pots I used E18, E17, E13, R85, R83, R81, BG09, and BG57. For the flower YR24, YR23, and YR31.
To assemble the card I used #100 pound orange cardstock and trimmed it with my paper trimmer to an A2 sized card, 5.5x4.25
I wrapped a piece of thick twine around the background panel and attached the twine with Scotch tape on the back, and used foam tape to pop the panel up. I adhered the flags over the twine with foam dots.
I used a combination of liquid glue and foam tape for the ground and adhered those on top of the sky background. I did the same for the images and the Be Festive sentiment. The sentiment, the middle cacti and the cacti near the bottom of the card are adhered with liquid glue and the other two I used liquid glue and foam tape. I also tucked the top Cactus in the ground.
To finish the card I added white highlights with a Gelly Roll pen to the images and even though the card has stitching from the dies, I added white dash lines or faux stitching around the card and flags with the same white pen. I added shimmer with a shimmer pen, Glossy Accents and three large gold sequins with Stickles in the middle of them.
That was a long post, thanks for sticking with me and stopping by today!
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