Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Hop That Wasn't

Flowering Desert, Heart's Delight Cards, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

Normally there would have been a Control Freaks tour today, but life got in the way for too many of us, so the hop was canceled. *Sniff*  HOWEVER, I know there are some exciting things in the works, so be sure to check us out over the next few months!

Flowering Desert, Heart's Delight Cards, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

Since I had my project done, I figured I'd share it anyway. I hadn't had a chance to play with the Flowering Desert photopolymer stamp set, so I thought now would be a great time. Because the southwest got SO MUCH RAIN recently, it has produced what is called a super bloom, meaning the wild flowers and cacti are going absolutely bonkers with blooms! It really is spectacular; I witnessed it several times when I lived in SoCal. Absolutely jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

Flowering Desert, Heart's Delight Cards, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

Since today is the also first day of Spring (hooray!) this card is even more appropriate. I used sponge daubers to add ink to the Marbled background stamp to create the effect of a gorgeous desert sunrise or sunset.

Flowering Desert, Heart's Delight Cards, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

The saguaro cactus, prickly pear cactus, and agave were all stamped and fussy cut so the background would show through. The saguaro and agave were glued in place, but the prickly pear was popped up on dimensionals. You can't see it, but the blooms have some Clear Wink of Stella on them, too.

Measurements

 Image panel: Whisper White 3-1/2" x 4-3/4"
 Mat: Basic Black 3-5/8" x 4-7/8"
 Second mat: Whisper White 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
 Card base: Old Olive 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"

Colors Used

 Marbled background: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry
 Saguaro: Mossy Meadow
 Prickly Pear: Pear Pizzazz with Flirty Flaming blossoms
 Agave: Tranquil Tide with Soft Suede bloom spikes

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2 comments:

  1. I love how you captured our Arizona desert sky in a Van Gogh style! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

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