Things are Lookin’ Up

The Saguaro Cactus is the third in the Doveart September release through Whimsy Stamps.  I personally am a huge fan of Cacti stamps.  I would much prefer to look at them, stamp them, color them then to touch them.

Have you seen one of these tall prickly things in person?  If not then you must put it on your bucket list.  Makes sure to do it when they are in bloom.  These amazing cacti are beautiful inside and out.  Their skeleton is amazing!  It is crazy how they can stand under their own weight and the length of time without water is insane.

This is the third card we will be creating at The Paper Collage in Peoria, Arizona on October 5th.  You can find class and kit details under the Classes tab above.

Creating this Card

This card was another simplistic layout.  Sometimes we don’t need all that extra fluff, and sometimes we just don’t have time.  For this card I layered the chevron paper on the dark green cardstock and placed it on there card base.  Once the image was colored I layered it onto a green mat and popped it up for a bit of dimension.  I added the cool zigzag strip to the left side to break up the pattern a bit.  The last thing was to add a fun sentiment of which I popped up as well.  I adhered 3 brads to the top right to create more of a balance.  Done…and done!  I love detailed stamps because they color up so easily!

Copic Markers:
YR31 YR04 R14
YG61 YG63 YG67
E40 E41 E43
W1 W3 W5 W7

Saguaro Cactus rubber stamp

Beaucoup Bouquet sentiment clear stamp set

The Stamp Doctor:  ZigZag die set
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2 thoughts on “Things are Lookin’ Up

  1. Jennifer, Love the cactus! You can take the girl out of the desert, but never truly take the desert out of the girl! So happy to see you back in the Valley of the Sun!

  2. If I’m not mistaken, these are hollow on the inside and the grow to a ripe OLD age like up o 200 years. I took a desert jeep tour once in Sedona and our guide told us all about these interesting plants and how the Indians used to use them. They store their own water and sweet nectar inside. They can grow many arms and I don’t think they bloom until about 15 years. That’s all I can remember. Anyway, your stamp is a beaut. A perfect replica in that image.

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