Hi Crafty Friends,
I have a birthday Slimline card to share with you today using a cactus die set from Mama Elephants. This uses the Cactus Builder die set which includes the cacti images and the pot.
To create my slimline card I started by creating the background. I die cut a piece of blue cardstock using the largest rectangle from the Picket Fence Studios' Slim Nesting Rectangles die set. I added extra color to the panel using Distress Oxide inks in Broken China, Faded Jeans and Prize Ribbon. I added a small rectangle to the base of the card, colouring it with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. This was then adhered to a side folding Slimline card that measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.
I die cut the pot and base from ochre cardstock adding ink along the sides of the pot. I decorated the pot using dies from Whimsy Stamps Slimline Zig Zag Edger die set.
I die cut the cactus from green cardstock and shaded the edges using Mowed Lawn & Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide inks.
To finish off the from of the card I added a sentiment from MFT Stamps Let's Stick Together Stamp set.