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Sat 24

Beautiful Things with Flowering Cactus
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this lovely cactus stamp and die set called "Flowering Cactus" from the newest Memory Box release.  It's a pretty large image with lots of gorgeous details.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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I stamped the image in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white on watercolor paper. I watercolored it with Distress Inks and re-inkers. Once it dried, I added colored pencils to it for more depth.

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Next I used the coordinating die and cut the watercolored image out and added it to a piece of Memory Box cream color woodgrain paper.  The woodgrain paper comes in white, cream, and kraft and has a very subtle texture that adds so much to your cards without distracting from the main focal image.  Below you can see the woodgrain pattern better:

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I heat embossed the sentiment and the 2 butterflies from the set in white on black card stock.
I used a black mat cut slightly larger than my woodgrain paper and then added that to a 5" by 7" card base.
Lastly I added Pastel Fairy Jewels, also from Memory Box. Here's one last look at my card:

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I had a lot of fun stamping and coloring this image and creating this card. The new release is full of amazing products, including dies, stamps, and embossing folders. I hope you will check them all out HERE!

I'll link my products below and thanks so much for stopping by!





Gorgeous card Angie. I love all the detail created by the stamp and adding the subtle texture to the background is perfect for interest without detracting.

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