Friday, July 5, 2024

I Will Never Desert You

 I hope you all had a happy and safe 4th of July holiday! Yesterday, Matt and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. So today I wanted to share the card I made for him.

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When I saw the desert-themed drop from Lawn Fawn I hit that Buy Now button as fast as humanly possible. I love it all! Matt and I grew up in Arizona, and is where we met and got married, so a desert-themed anniversary card definitely fit the theme.

I started with smooth white Hammermill cardstock which I used to die cut the Desert Canyon Backdrop die. I've recently switched to the Spellbinders Platinum die cutting system and I am loving it!

I ink blended the background with these three Distress Inks: Tea Dye first, then Walnut Stain around the edges, and Aged Mahogany around the top. I wanted the hint of red so it looked like the red rocks in Sedona. (If you can't tell, Tea Dye is the first Distress Ink I bought over a decade ago... it's well loved and I have never ever reinked it!)

Next I inked the sky cut-out. To create a desert sunset, I blended with Kitsch Flamingo, then Fossilized Amber, and lastly a hint of Abandoned Coral.

The cactus die and succulent die (also in the Desert Canyon Backdrop Die) were blended with these handy mini brushes that I found on Amazon. They are great for small images like these! The succulents used Salvaged Patina and Dusty Concord, and the cactus was blended with Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters.

The stamped images are from the Critters in the Desert set. I save money by cutting the images from my trusty Scan n' Cut machine rather than purchasing matching dies. All stamped images were colored with the Copic Colors shown below. Aren't those little fennec foxes so sweet?! They were always my favorite animal to visit at the Phoenix Zoo when I was little :)

(Some of these colors will show up in the next Lawn Fawn card I share tomorrow)

Thanks for stopping by! Happy making!

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