FotorCreated-cac2You can't move for cacti and succulents at the moment, how do these things gain momentum....answers on a postcard please!Yes that's right, cactus is the new Pineapple when it comes to funky modern design and Sizzix as always, is one step ahead with the gorgeous Thinlits Cacti set designed by our very own Debi Potter.

Below is a 'how to' for three cards using a cute stencilling technique.

FotorCreated-cac1I used one of the cacti dies and the plant pot die to cut an aperture into a rectangle of thin paper, this will be my stencil. For the cacti, I inked onto white card using two shades of Distress Ink, Crushed Olive and Peacock Feathers. For the pot I used Fossilised Amber and Vintage Photo.

After stencilling I spritzed with clean water to create some mottling before placing the dies over the stencilled images. As you have no doubt noticed, the dies are slightly and deliberately offset so that when they cut they create a highlight.

once cut, I mounted the elements onto the pre-printed base card using foam pads.

Hope you like them, We'll have some more cactus creations coming up soon

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.