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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Blooming Summer Cactus

Hello, today I have two cards featuring the rather lovely cactus and succulent images.

My first card is stamped with Captivating Cacti, which is a large single image design.
I started by stamping onto white card-stock followed by stamping a couple of extra images onto spare card so that I could cut out the flower heads and add as 3d decoupage. The main image has been coloured with Polychromos pencils and the background is Distress inks. For added interest I have stencilled a dotty design in the background using blue and green Distress inks. White paint pen highlights were added as a finishing touch.

My second card has been stamped with Scrumptious Succulents.
The base card has been stamped with the succulent flower head and coloured with Polychromos pencils. I have also stamped the succulent onto spare card, again coloured with Polychromos pencils, before cutting out and adding as 3d decoupage using foam pads. The rest of the background was then coloured with cut n dry foam and Distress inks.
The flowering cactus image was stamped onto spare card and coloured with the pencils as before. Taking a pair of scissors I then cut around the largest flower head, before placing a metal, circle die around the image and underneath the cut petals so that the image could be cut out with a circle surround and the middle bloom looks like it is peeking out of the design.
The circle design was then mounted onto black card-stock and attached to the front of the card.

Thank you for looking and hope to see you again soon for more daily Design Team inspiration.

Julie xx


  1. Beautiful cards, love the sweet colours!

  2. These are gorgeous, love the colours and beautiful backgrounds.
    Linda xxx

  3. Two beautiful cards Julie and love the decoupage on the flowers and the over the edge flower on the second you have cut with a circle die, a great idea and looks so pretty. x

  4. Absolutely beautiful cards,Kate x x


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