Thursday, 11 August 2016

Birthday Fiesta watercoloured cactus card

I’m loving the cactus vibe of the moment. Have you noticed? They’re everywhere… and you only see them once you start looking. I’ve seen them on pyjamas, a blouse, stationery, a watch, socks, wrapping paper and even pants! (That’s underwear, transatlantic chums.)

I found this background in a stash of watercoloured pieces recently and yes, I think the top half may be painted in a retired colour, Coastal Cabana, but it was such a lovely combo that I couldn’t bear not to use it. Substitute Pool Party and it will work just as well. 

The bottom of the found background wasn’t quite dark enough so I tore some scrap paper to create sand dunes and sponged away. The cacti themselves are stamped by sponging the stamp with different shades of green, to add interest. 

I felt it needed a long thin card so that’s what I made. I think I have some thing envelopes knocking around somewhere, but if I can’t find them, I’ll just make one with my envelope punch board. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

The small print

This is my personal blog and my sole responsibility as an Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. All images are © Stampin' Up!® All content including photographs, projects and text are © Helen Read, unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to copy my ideas for your personal use and inspiration - if you are a SU demonstrator you may use these ideas for your events but please give credit where it is due. Please do not use my ideas for monetary gain, competitions or publication. The images on this blog - including blog buttons - should not be copied and used elsewhere on the internet or on CDs.