I just love that photo and knew I had to try and create a fusion this challenge! I also filmed the making of this card so if you want you can check out the video below. In it, I show how I go about random stamping a background, plus I do a wee bit of Copic coloring. Now onto my card:
Obviously, I kept the cactus theme but I also pulled in the pale blue from the photo as well as sticking to the sketch. I randomly stamped various cacti in pots onto a white panel using Fog ink to give a very pale image. Once that was finished, I adhered some pale blue gingham paper to a cardfront-sized vellum piece and then adhered that to the stamped background and added a thin strip of black cardstock to separate the layers.
I white-embossed the sentiment onto a banner of Cactus cardstock and behind that I added a black banner, cut thicker and angled the opposite direction. I wasn't planning on adding the cactus, but the card looked too plain, so I pulled out a cactus image and pot from the same stamp set and after stamping with London Fog ink onto X-Press It cardstock, I colored them with Copics and added them to the card.
As I mentioned earlier, I would love it you would take a few minutes to watch the video over on YouTube or by clicking below.
Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the challenge blog and see how the rest of the DT were inspired. You'll be glad you did.
I'm adding this card to the repetition challenge at MFT Stamps Summer School and the Anything Goes challenge at Just Us Girls
Stamps: Sweet Succulents (MFT)
Ink: Versamark, London Fog, Fog
Cardstock: White, X-Press It, Black, Cactus, Homespun Gingham (MFT), Vellum
Dies: Sweet Succulents, Slanted Sentiment Strips (MFT)