Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Card Concepts Cacti Cluster Challenge

It's time for the last challenge at The Card Concept before we take a break for the summer. I hope you all have something amazing planned - a vacation with family, a visit with an old friend, some time time at the beach, a wild adventure or maybe some down time with a book and a glass of wine. Whatever your plans are I hope you enjoy them.

When I saw the inspiration photo I was instantly reminded of the first plant my husband ever gave me. 
It was a cactus and I loved it.

My clean simple card was inspired by the cluster of succulents and all the woodgrain you see in the inspiration 
photo at the bottom.

I used a mini stamp set from Flora and Fauna called Stuck on You. First I stamped the plant you see front and center and then I covered it with a mask. Next I stamped the plant on either side of that one and then covered each of them with a mask and then stamped the plants you see in the background. I removed all the masks to see my cluster of plants. 
I used my Prismacolor pencils to add some simple coloring to the plants and pots and then smudged a little gray pencil crayon under the pots to ground them. The sentiment is stamped with versamark ink onto black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder from WOW.

I adhered all of this with some craft foam to a Sand Dunes card base that I had stamped with the Woodgrain Background stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs and some Sand Castle ink. I blended some Icing on the Cake ink over top to darken the whole piece up. Before adhering the panel I did add a little Icing on the Cake around the edges.

Click HERE to see what the rest of the design team has created to inspire you.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

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