Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Desert Fiesta

Hey y'all!  I had a beachy card yesterday, and today it's a desert theme with a cactus...

I got Birthday Fiesta because I love Lloyd the Llama (I assume he is a llama and not an alpaca?) and then I only used the stamp set once, which is a crime because it's SO cute.  So today the cactus got to come out and play, along with the coordinating paper.  This was fun to make.

I started with the Paper Players sketch:

I did move my sentiment up to the smallest panel but otherwise stayed true to the sketch.

Add in the Retro Rubber challenge:

I did the top row, with patterned paper, green, and heat embossing, which gave me a great excuse to try out the new sparkly embossing powder.  I got both black and white, and tried them both; the black was actually easier to read but I felt like if I did the sentiment in black then I'd have to add black mats to the card and I just didn't wanna, so I went with the white.  Anyway, Birthday Fiesta is at least two years old.

Finally, here's the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge:

I think that might be the only cactus stamp I own, but I could be mistaken.  As my husband would tell you, my stamp collection is quite vast :p

Fiesta like there's no manana, peeps!  Today is Harry Potter's birthday, if you need an excuse to celebrate.

Supplies, all SU! (some retired)
Stamps:  Birthday Fiesta
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Versamark
Paper:  Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Thick Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP
Accessories:  Fiesta Time Framelits, Shimmer White EP, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella (on the cactus)


Wanda Cullen said...

Christy, I love these bold happy colors and that sentiment is just too adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Players!

Angelnorth said...

This is great fun, love the bright zingy colours and that graphic cactus is fabulous!

Anne Marie Hile said...

So bright, happy and FUN! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

Sandy said...

This card is so bright and fun! Makes me smile. Thank you for joining us this week over at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

LeAnne said...

VERY cute... and I just ordered that sparkly embossing powder, I can't wait to give it a go myself! Adorable, fun creation! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

Claire Grantham said...

I love this. I really want to Fiesta like there is no Manyana :) So bright and cheerful. Thanks for playing with us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Indy's Designs said...

Such a festive card! So glad you shared it with us at Cupcake Inspirations!