Saturday, July 6, 2024

Birthday Scorpion

 I have another desert themed card to share today! This one features some cute little scorpions... perhaps perfect for the Scorpio in your life?

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Here's a little step-by-step of how I shaded the landscape of the card. I die cut the scene from Lawn Fawn's Cactus Hillside Border, then die cut the matching hillside to create a mask. I lined up the hillside mask on top of the cactus scene, taped it on the edges, and inked the cacti and succulents only. Using my mini blending brushes, I inked the cacti with Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive. The succulents were inked with Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers. I then removed the mask, and carefully inked the ground with Scattered Straw.

For the sky rays, I die cut the largest Lawn Fawn Large Mini Slimline Stackable Die and inked the Tim Holtz Rays stencil. I first inked it in Squeezed Lemonade, then slightly rotated the stencil so the yellow portion was covered and inked again in Spun Sugar.

How cute is that little scorpion?!? He was die cut from the Desert Canyon Backdrop set and inked in Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke, and just a bit of Festive Berries on his stinger. I saw some of the samples from the LF design team add a hot air balloon, which is just perfect for Arizona, so I added one, too! The hot air balloon is from the Fly High stamp set, I colored it with Copics, and then cut it with my Brother Scan n Cut machine.

Lastly, I combined some sets to put together the little speech bubbles. The bubbles themselves are from Simply Celebrate Pets - I believe this was a special free set at one point, so it's not sold anymore (but you can get this speech bubble set, still!). The sentiments are from Simply Celebrate More Critters and the "meep" is from Critters in the Desert.

Have a great rest of the weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!

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