Monday, April 16, 2018

Potted Cactus

Hi, Lois here with my Monday post.  My card today uses part of one of the dies from the CottageCutz Llama and Botanicals release, which are currently 25% off.  You might want to check them out.  The die I used, Potted Cactus, actually has two plants included in the set, but I'm using only one of them.

I keep some small notebooks with layouts from Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges.  When I'm stuck for a layout, I pull out one of the notebooks and try to find something that will inspire me.  This is the case today.  I found this layout, which dates back to a 2007 challenge.


This is my card, based on that sketch.


To start my card I cut out the pieces with the die.   I'm not going to use all the pieces that were cut, so I just chose the pieces for the right-hand cactus on the packaging.  I'll save the other pieces for another card.


Using Copic markers, I colored the die-cut pieces and assembled my cactus, succulent and pot.


The paper I used for the card is as follows:

Yellow cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Rust cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4" and 2 3/8" x 3 1/8"
Cream cardstock - 2 1/4" x 3"
Rust checkered patterned paper - 3 3/8" x 3 7/8"
Yellow plaid patterned paper - 1 5/8" x 3 7/8"



I glued the two pieces of patterned paper onto the rust cardstock, using the sketch for positioning.  I sponged a bit of Ranger Rusty Hinge ink onto the small cream piece of cardstock, adhered it to the small rust piece of cardstock and glued on the cactus.


I then placed some foam pop-dots behind the panel and placed it on the card.  I then added three enamel dot stickers, and I was finished.

Here again is my card:


The CottageCutz die used on this card:

http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzpottedcactus.aspx


4 comments:

Jeanne said...

Pretty card Lois. I love the colors you chose - very southwestern!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the color palette for your card!! Such a fun design!

Janja said...

Nice card. I like your choice of colors.

Mary Marsh said...

You used a great layout to showcase this pretty potted cactus- and I agree with Jeanne- your card color's definitely have a southwestern appeal - nice work on this Lois