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 Smooches‘ Cactus 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.