Musical Cactus – a Birthday Fiesta

Australian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Carolyn Bennie.

ATCAS - code word music

So this weeks theme on the Addicted to CAS blog challenge site is MUSIC! So I thought, what’s more musical then a cactus? 😉  Teehee.

There is something about this little cactus from the Birthday Fiesta stamp set that is just adorable. I showed my boys and they went nuts for it. They’ve all insisted I make them cards with this little dude.

Birthday Fiesta Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie

I’ve teamed up the cactus with the co-ordinating Designer Series Paper called Festive Birthday. It’s the Festive Birthday paper that has the little hats, guitars and maracas. So my trusty paper snips have been busy but it was totally worth it.

I’ve used my new Sponge Brayer and some masking to create the bright ink blending in the background. I’ve chosen the colour but just picking up my Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, turning to the Designer Series Paper page where there is a list of all the colours in each paper group. Super easy to co-ordinate your project that way.

Birthday Fiesta - 3 cactus band Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie

I’ve added some goggly eyes and I’m done!

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We have a wonderful Guest Design Team member playing along with up this week on the Design Team for ATCAS Cat Craig. Wowsers… amazing work. Thanks for playing along with us Cat. x

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7 thoughts on “Musical Cactus – a Birthday Fiesta

  1. You always come up with the most fun cards, Carolyn! I love your paper piecing, and that you chose all those fabulous colors to go with your Cactus! LOVE those googly eyes, too! Great job on the Code Word, as always!

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