Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prickly Pear Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to My Heart Prickly Pear Blog Hop! Over 10 CTMH Independent Consultants are showcasing items they created using the Prickly Pear collection available in Seasonal Expressions 2. You will find the collection on pages 24 through 33 of the Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book.

If you are visiting from Crafting with Carol by Carol Loftus then you are on the right track. Carol is also our hostess and her blog is the beginning of our hop.

For our Prickly Pear Blog Hop I created this card.

I was inspired by the Happy Birthday card in this Prickly Pear photo featured when you visit your Consultant website.

I really like the simplicity of the card created by the Corporate Artists, but I added a die cut cactus and stamped a flower on the cactus on the patterned paper. I colored it in using the ink pad and blending pen. Using the Thin Cuts I cut a cactus from and stamped the greeting on the ombré paper in the paper pack. I stamped the cactus in Emerald and colored it using Emerald and the Blending Pen. The cactus flower is stamped and colored with Tangerine.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant Website.

Before you click to visit Kathleen Androlewicz's Bowl of Stamps, please take a moment to let me know what you think of my card. I love to read your comments. I hope you are finding many ideas for using the Prickly Pear collection.

Here is a copy of the blog hop list; clicking the link will take you directly to each person's Prickly Pear post.

Carol Loftus
Brenda Lapp - you are here
Kathleen Androlewicz
Gerri Baker
Haley Dyer
Erica Haskin
Julie Scott
Ramona Temple
Brittany Allred
Laura Moss
Diana Saunders
Elly Habets

Thank you for hopping with us today!


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