This card is for our featured stamper FS742. Martina has an outstanding gallery. I was inspired by several of her cards, for this, I chose Cactus. I created the background with dragging Brushos over the wc panel until I was pleased with the coverage. There was some shimmer spray left over on my mat which picked up paper again. The stenciled windows are from TCW, using Chalk Box Ink 'Charcoal'. It is a double window and I just repeated it a third time. Love how that element turned out.
My succulents came from a book 'For the Love of Paper Botanticals', a gift from &d. They are printed as paper die cuts. I added my sentiment banner by stamping onto Basic Grey 'Marjolaine' and embossing with 'Hammered' ep.
This card is also for the Inspiration Challenge. Amy (Kalla Walla) led us to Shop Sweet Lulu. It is a fun, mod, hip, vibrant small goods site. I was inspired by Crazy Plant Lady.
Enjoy your week in the spotlight, Martina. You have a wonderful gallery. Thanks for stopping by, friends.
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021 GMT Views: 468
The sentiment made me smile, Susan...but that was after being WOWed by the stencilled windows and the Brusho-ed (can I use that as a verb? LOL) background. Love the cacti on the foreground...this is a work of art and heart!
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Mon, Apr 26, 2021 @ 3:46 AM
That background is FABULOUS - wow. I am so impressed!!!! The cacti are equally cool. What a great present from DH!!! Fab case and fab card, Susan. Such a soothing feel to it. Still impressed on that background - wow. Hugz
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Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 21975
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 @ 10:09 AM
I love cacti and succulents! Back in the day I had an apartment that faced south and east and had quite the collection of plants. Your background is so wonderful for that earthy and dry palette of the dessert plants. Great card!