Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Cactus Card Trio

Good morning friends

I have had this cactus stamp & die set for a couple of years, and I wanted to use it with the Succulent Serenity patterned papers by Lynda Kanase. I made this card trio for my stash.

This first card uses one of Lynda's Instax Photo Frames but with a little stamped scene instead of a photo. Howdy was white embossed on the included label, the frame was matted with white and wrapped with twine before adhering to the card front with fun foam.

Since I enjoy making Gatefold cards, the second card uses more of the pretty patterned paper and a 2D cactus as the front embellishment.

I use my ScorePal on almost every card I make, and have for years. With the markings for an A2 card right on the board Gatefold cards are easy peasy! This one is held closed with a belly band.

Once again I had fun dipping and dragging the Saguro cactus piece through puddles of Distress Oxide inks. I added water colour to each of the 'spines', which were lifted forward with a craft pick for added dimension on the card. I also did some pen work to outline the cactus.

Since I kept the front nice and simple so the cactus would be the focus, I added some fun to the inside.

Finally, since the stamps were out I thought I'd try a 'no patterned paper' card (gasp!).

Below is a peek at the inside. Actually, yesterday morning I was looking at this card and decided to add a black die cut HAPPY inside,similar to the 'because' on the front, and penned Mother's Day under that. Now it is one of six Mother's Day cards I will need in May.

I love the desert, so these cards just make me happy.


Howdy Cactus Card
Photo Frame, I AM Phrases - I AM Phrases, Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Succulent Serenity Paper Pad - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Matte glossy card stock
Green card stock
Cactus stamps - Lawn Fawn
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Dashing rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
1009 Twist Panel Pop-Up (stitched edge) - Karen Burniston
Twine - Stampin' Up
Fun foam
Sun stamp - Recollections
White embossing powder

Cactus Gatefold Card
Succulent Serenity Paper Pad - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Score Pal
Succulents 2D and 3D - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Distress Oxide inks
Woodgrain patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Arrow dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
White card stock
Arrow border stamp - Lawn Fawn
Word stamp - MFT Stamps
Cactus and heart - Lawn Fawn
Blueprints #29 (banner) - MFT Stamps
Black fine point marker
Marvy LePlume II markers
Water Brush

Row of Cactus Card
Matte glossy card stock
White, black and green card stocks
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Marvy LePlume II markers
'because' stamps and dies - MFT Stamps
Blueprints #21 (stitched banner die) - MFT Stamps

Thanks for stopping by today


Anonymous said...

gorgeous cards- Wonderful colors


StampOwl said...

Lots of cacti goodness here 😊