I'll have to admit, I didn't much care for this when I first saw it, but putting it together was really quite fun, fast and easy. I assembled it while watching The Amazing Race. Do you watch that? Who are you rooting for? I know the team I'm pulling for, but I won't tell (just yet).
Below you will see the wreath and a card I made from the leftovers. I'd seen this on Stampin' Up! and from others who have shared this idea. I have to admit, being from Arizona and the desert, this really appealed to me. These little petals make the perfect Prickly Pear Cactus.
Now, for the FIRST. Since I joined Stampin' Up! in 2010, I haven't used anything but SU products. But this fabulous cactus called for an old stamp I bought in the beginning of my cardmaking days. I just couldn't resist putting it with my Arizona Sunset and Cactus.
Somewhere, I also have the word "Arizona" and it should have been with my "Greetings from" but it wasn't there! When I find it, I'll add it to the front of this.
To make the background I simply took my Aqua Brush and ink smooshed onto the lid of the Calypso Coral ink pad. Then just swished the ink onto the card to look like one of our Arizona sunsets. We have such beautiful sunsets here. Irresistible!
Thank you for looking in today. It's going to be a busy day, but I'm looking forward to it. With any luck we'll have some sprinkles from the sky. We only have one more day for April Showers or we'll have no May Flowers!
Happy Saturday! ~ Donna