Stampin’ Up! Desert Details for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The Stampin’ Up! Desert Details is a wonderful southwest theme cling stamp and die set with unique images and sentiments. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it and experimenting with different techniques, so I decided to use three cactus flowers as my centerpiece for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketc challenge this week featurinng three flowers – here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I stamped three of the large cactus flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Desert Details stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink on Basic White. After the ink dried, I used a Crushed Curry watercolor pencil to add shading around each petal and the center. This really makes the flower pop. I cut them out with the coordinating die and put them aside. I used the long agave (or are they aloe?) die to cut two leaf frond clusters from the Soft Succulent Dry Brush Metallic specialty paper.

I used the diamond and triangle die from the Stampin’ Up! Desert Detail dies to cut three sections of a Soft Succulent Panel of Delicate Desert DSP. I used a sponge dauber to apply Gray Granite ink to the long diamond stamp and stamped it all over the panel. This gave it a light, splotchy look. I finally ran the panel through the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder to give it texture. I adhered it to a Cajun Craze panel of Delicate Desert DSP and then adhered it to the front of a Soft Succulent card base with liquid glue.

I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots and looped some gold trim around the card, adhering it with glue dots. I adhered the three cactus flowers with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Desert Detail stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Delicate Desert DSP. I cut the sentiment out with the largest banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies using the two step die cutting method (to shorten the label) and cut a Basic White white label the same size. I adhered the DSP label to the Basic White backing with liquid glue and popped it onto the card with dimensionals. I finished the card with gold adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the small cactus flower from the Stampin’ Up! Desert Details stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink on a Basic White panel. I accented the center and petals with the Crushed Curry water color pencil to get some contrast. I cut the top with the diamond and triangle die. I stamped and embossed a strip of Soft Succulent Delicate Desert DSP to match the front background and adhered it to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Cajun Craze Delicate Desert DSP mat. I adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal. Finally, I adhered a panel of the Cajun Craze DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed it with my paper snips.

It’s fun to see the Cajun Craze peeking through the die cuts on the card and gold sequins are the perfect trimming for anything with the Dry Brushed Metallic DSP.

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Dry Brushed Metallic paper – 1-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut agaves)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (die cut cactus blooms), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label backing)
  • Delicate Desert DSP – two 4″ x 5-1/5″ panels (front and inside mats), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), 6″ x 2-1/2″ (envelope flap)

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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Desert Details for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Akiko, I think this is one of my favorite cards that you’ve created. All the elements you incorporated make me want to order this bundle and paper!

  2. Stunning card! So many things to comment on… the embossed and die cut background are perfect! The cactus color is on point! 10 out 10! TFS

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