Southwest Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great start to your week! Today I’m sharing a card I created for someone special in Arizona.  I love all things southwestern so it’s always a treat to create anything in this theme.

I first created a blended background using Taylored Expressions’ Circle Masking Stencil and a cloud border die. To do so, I taped my card in place then taped the circle stencil over top. I die-cut a cloud border strip (the one I used is discontinued but these cloud border stencils would be a perfect substitute), then  starting at the top of the circle, I blended blue ink against the cloud border edge. I shifted the cloud border down, moving it to the left and right each time, applying less ink as I moved toward the bottom of the circle.

After die-cutting Paper SmoochesCactus from (discontinued) patterned paper, I blended a bit of ink around the edges then adhered it over the circle using clear foam squares. The balloons were adhered with foam squares as well. Lastly, I stamped a bit of confetti from Birthday Bash stamp set and stamped ‘happy birthday’ from Sentiment Sampler. Pretty quick and easy.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your day is sunny. We have another four days of clouds and rain here. Yuck.

1amichele siggy 

Cacti Dies
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Birthday Bash
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One response to “Southwest Birthday Wishes

  1. That is too cute, I love that you cut them all from patterned papers!!

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