Happy Birthday Cacti by Linda

Happy Birthday Cacti by Linda

Posted by Linda Nelson on 1st Feb 2019

Step 1: Score black cardstock at 4 1/4 and fold to create a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 card base. Cut patterned paper to 4 by 5 1/4 and adhere to card base. Set aside.

Step 2: Using a free form style, cut your rolling hiils from the two sheets of brown cardstock, and emboss if texture is desired.

Step 3: Using the distress inks and the piece of white cardstock, sponge your background. To make the stencil for the rising sun cut a 11/4 circle in a small scrap of cardstock and sponge heavily in the hole. To properly place sun and colors in background, you may find it helpful to temporarily

place your hills on the white card stock.

Step 4: When you are happy with your background, adhere your hills and cut your oval piece. Cut a slightly larger oval piece out of the remaining black card

cardstock and adhere the two ovals together.

Step 5: Stamp cacti with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color images with copic markers. Cut out using matching dies.

Step 6: Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp sentiment. Adhere cacti to scene with foam dimensionals. Adhere oval to card front.   

Items Used: 

Avery Elle Stamp Stuck on You ST-18-42

Avery Elle Die Stuck on You D-18-42

Avery Elle Shine Bright ST-17-11

Memento Ink, Tuxedo Black ME-000-900

Distress Ink Fossilized Amber TIM-43225

Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade TIM-21506

Distress Ink Dusty Concord TIM-21445

Distress Ink Faded Jeans TIM-21452

Copic Sketch Marker Burnt Sienna E09-s

Copic Sketch Marker Dark Suntan E15-s

Copic Sketch Marker Clay E44-s

Copic Sketch Marker Lime Green G21-s

Copic Sketch Marker Yellow Green YG03-s

Copic Sketch Marker Putty YG91-s

Copic Sketch Marker Warm Gray No.1 W1-s

Embossing Folders of choice

Foam Dimensional's of choice

Adhesive of choice

Printed Background Paper, Stuck on You by Photoplay

8 1/2 by 5 1/2 and 3 3/4 by 4 3/4 Black Cardstock

3 1/2 by 4 1/2 White Cardstock

3 1/2 by 2 1/2 Medium Brown Cardstock

3 1/2 by 2 Light Brown Cardstock