Hello everyone – Vicki Wizniuk here!
Today I am sharing a few cards I created using the new Prickly Pear papers from Close to My Heart! I love the fresh and funky colour palette in this pack. For my first card, I paired the Prickly Pear papers with the Prickly Pear Cardmaking stamp set.  I love that these new stamp sets have matching Thin Cuts dies, making creating even that much easier! To add colour the stamped and die-cut cactus, I used my inks and small waterbrush to simply paint the colours on. Tip:  I like to use Black Memento ink to stamp the image, as it dries quickly and it doesn’t “bleed” when I use my waterbrush to add the colours. I added a few sequins from the Prickly Pear Sequins pack.  I love how easily you can combine everything just by going by the name of the product line, because it all matches perfectly. Even though the theme of the paper pack is cacti, here are a couple of cards I made using the June Stamp of the Month set, Hello Foxy.  A great example of how versatile these papers really are. On this card, I used the Thin Cuts Basic Circles die to cut the circle shape.  (This is a set of 4 circle dies, sized 1”, 1 1/2″, 2”, and 2 1/2″.  I used the 1 1/2″ circle on my card.) I seriously love this little fox!   He his just so cute.  After I watercoloured him, I trimmed him out with my scissors and used Thin 3-D Foam Tape behind his head to give him some dimension.  I did the same for the flower piece on the bottom of the wreath. The Hello Foxy stamp set is only available for the month of June, so don’t delay.  You won’t want to miss out on this one.
If you don’t have a copy of the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations catalog or the Seasonal Expressions 2 (mini catalog), be sure to contact your local CTMH Independent Consultant.  Or if you don’t have a Consultant and you live in Canada, let me know and I will get one to you!  I would love to be your Consultant!
Vicki Wizniuk, Close to My Heart Independent Consultant, Fort St. John, British Columbia.
You can check out even more artwork on my blog:  www.wizardshangout.blogspot.com , or on my Facebook page:    www.facebook.com/vickiwizniukatwizardshangout
Happy creating!
Vicki

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  1. What wonderful cards! I love the examples of using the same paper pack to make completely “non-cactus” type cards! Excellent work!

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