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Adding Easy Layers

by Amy Tsuruta May 29, 2018 9 Comments

Have you seen the new Paper Layering Desert Cactus and Paper Layering Prickly Cactus dies? Today I'm featuring the Paper Layering Desert Cactus in a scene.

Isn't it a fun way to add an element to a card design? I used the outline die in my design so that I could place it into the window. I love the dimension that it has, don't you?

I teamed it up with Fennec The Fox. I just love his facial expression! The sentiment is from the Stamp Your Own Cactus set.

The background was made using Strawberry and Dandelion Liquid Watercolors. I used the smooshing technique. I did a couple droplets of watercolor and spritzed a bit of water and 'smooshed' my watercolor paper panel on top. I repeated the process until I had the desired effect.

The window panel is from the Midnight Mixed Layering Papers. I then used a Nesting Oval Infinity Die for the window.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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9 Responses

KathyR
KathyR

June 04, 2018

Fennec looks pleased to be center of attraction. Adorable!

Judy
Judy

June 02, 2018

What a cute "critter! I’ll have to try your background technique.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

May 29, 2018

Great card Amy!! Love that watercolor background.

Eliece Edge
Eliece Edge

May 29, 2018

I love your background. For many, many summers I went to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico for calligraphy seminars, and this reminds me so much of “Chimney Rock” or “Kitchen Mesa”. Beautiful!

Marlena M
Marlena M

May 29, 2018

Love the smooshed background!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

May 29, 2018

I love cactus cards as much as I love coffee cards. This card is just so cute. Smooshing technique is just the best for creating backgrounds that enhance but don’t take over I think..

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

May 29, 2018

Cute card. Love your background.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

May 29, 2018

Delightful card, rich in texture. I agree, the fox’s expression is so adorable.

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

May 29, 2018

As always, so cute, Amy! Love the sunset colored sky!