27 January 2017

Howdy Cactus

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the fabulous Stamp Your Own Cactus stamp set from Hero Arts. I love that you can mix and match the different cactus with the different pots. I decided to use the solid image cactus for my card today as I thought it looked like he was waving! So cute!

 
To start my card, I stamped the cactus body in Green Hills and Field Greens Shadow inks. I used the Mini MISTI and first stamped the lighter colour, then I added the darker colour directing most of the ink to the bottom of the image, I dabbed the edge off with a cloth to get a smoother blend. I then stamped the lighter colour again. I did the same with the plant pot using Soft Brown and Cup O' Joe Shadow Inks. These were then fussy cut out with scissors.
 
 
I took a piece of white cardstock and embossed one of the circles from the Nesting Circle Infinity Die Collection on to it. I then stamped the sentiment to one side. The white panel was adhered to a 4.75" square kraft card base with tape runner and then I added the cactus and pot on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added Glossy Accents to the pot (it is still drying in the photos) and then a few Doodlebug Sprinkles around the image. Since the cactus is waving, he of course had to have some googly eyes so he could see who he is waving at!
 
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So cute! I am looking forward to using the other images in the set and doing some watercolouring with them. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great weekend!

3 comments:

  1. Your ombre cactus turned out perfectly--love the eyes!

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  2. Ha! I love the googly eyes and he really does look like he's waving! Too funny!! Love the shading you get by using the different inks too. Worked really well. Xx

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