Hi everyone! Have you seen Paper Smooches‘ latest release? I’ve been chomping at the bit to share my samples using the new stamps and dies. Today I have two cards to share using new Cacti dies. Those who know me, know that I love Arizona. I couldn’t wait to create with this set!
The set includes dies to create a few different types of cacti including pots, needles, blossoms and more. I opted for a Prickly Pear and Barrell here.
I sponged a bit of green ink around the edges of the cacti to add definition. The buds and blossoms were colored with Copic markers then adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and a Quick Stik tool. (I highly recommend the Quick Stik tool for picking up and placing those tiny pieces.) The sentiment was stamped from Eco Friendly. I thought it coordinated perfectly. I adhered the bases of the cacti to the paper and used foam squares beneath the upper edges to add a bit of dimension. I finished off the flower by adhering an orange Jelly Gem from Queen & Company.
Next I created a card that is a bit more masculine. Do the flowers make it less masculine? Hmmm… I think it’s ok.
I blended a bit darker green around the edges here and used a Mermaid Lagoon blended background.
Thanks so much for visiting today!
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