Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Hope Your Birthday is on Point

I've had this MFT Lets Stick Together stamp set for awhile waiting for inspiration to strike and Just Add Ink had the right image to play about with...

Firstly I masked and blended antique linen Distress Ink down the right-hand side then over stamped with a wood grain stamp using tea dye and vintage photo Distress Ink to create a background.

I stamped and masked a few prickly friends in pots (they come as separate stamps hence the masking) and coloured with my pencils.  I never buy matching dies because of the cost if I think I can fussy cut them myself and these were easy enough to do even with spikes.

To finish off the card I used one of the fun sentiments from the set, embossed in white onto black cardstock.   No idea who the card is for but these cacti just make you smile :)


Just Add Ink - Photo Inspiration #511
Darnell's NBus - Challenge 15
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes, no Topping 
Crafty Cardmakers - Create Your Own Background

Crafty Cardmakers


  1. Love your card Clair! The woodgrain panel makes for a great background for your adorable cacti! These little fellas would be too cute not to touch! Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Clair, you're a human die-cutting machine! I've never seen such precise fussy-cutting! This is such a fun and funny set of happy cacti and I love how you have potted them and placed them against that great woodgrain stamping! Keep well and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  3. This is fabulously cute! I'm in love with those fun cacti images and lovely design! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  4. Yes they are cheeky little cacti and beautifully fussy cut too...I feel exactly the same and actually find cutting out very therapeutic. the woodgrain panel looks terrific too xx

  5. cute, cute, cute! i have this stamp and MUST use it now -- your card is just adorable

  6. Gorgeous card! The woodgrain panel looks amazing and I love the cute little cacti! Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  7. This is such a cute and fun birthday card and I just love how you created the wood panel! Your fussy cutting is spot on with all those cute cacti plants wearing smiles. Fun for anyone's birthday, and btw, yes please to the pina colada :)

  8. I can't fussy cut like that! It's a talent in itself. I don't buy the dies because I have a Silhouette but it's a bit of a procedure. Anyway, I love this design - lots of fun.

  9. Beautiful CAS card - your woodgrain strip is masterful! Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.



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