Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cactus Greeting Card



I had my newly purchased (from HM Ben Franklin Crafts) Hero Arts stamp sets laying out on my desk when a funny card popped into my ridiculous brain.  It was simple work to attach (with foam dots )the stamped, colored, fussy cut images.  I used Momento pens for the cactus and porcupine but applied ink pads to color the flower pot.  The background was made by pressing damp watercolor paper to a slick surface that was dabbed with Ranger Distress orange and blue ink.  With an appropriate sentiment inside, this card might make a great Valentine's Day card.

Because of the simple lines, the animal set is  easy to color and cut out....great for kid card crafting. The cactus set is very versatile because it comes with several cacti and flowers along with cute words and planter pots. I was able to cover up a coloring boo-boo on the porcupine with brown Fun Flock (Stampendous) that adds some nice texture....shh-h-h it'll be our secret fix-it tip!
Here is a closer look at the 'fake' WHATTTT???? cacti and succulent from BFC.  They have some realistic looking potted artificial plants which will give hope to black thumbed gardeners like me....yes, I even kill cactus!  Shop at HM Ben Franklin Crafts....you never know what beautiful items you'll discover there.

7 comments:

Annette Allen said...

your card is adorable.. i love those images..

fake cactus... that is for me.

scrapnhawaii said...

Cute cute card, Lynn! It Made me smile!

Niki G said...

Haha, love the scene created! Awesome background and the fun flock is a nice touch (even though it is covering up a boo boo).

Heather McMahon said...

Lynn this is adorable! Such a clever idea!

Creations by Shirl said...

I love catcus, I do have a live one in my yard and amazing it's still doing wonders... great card, love that critter stuck on it.... made me smile!

Cheryl said...

What a fun card Lynn!!! I have those same stamps too. Lol!

Leanne said...

LOL!! This definitely cracks me up! Great fun idea to put this card together with those stamps. The fun flock looks like it's supposed to be there. Great tip! Yes this would definitely make a great Valentine's day card.