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Clean and Simple Cacti


Hello Crafters!

This month’s challenge theme is Clean and Simple and since that’s kind of my deal I thought it would be shameful if I didn’t make a clean and simple for you guys 🙂


I did some stamping and masking to keep my card one layer with lots of white space. Your “white space” doesn’t have to be white I just prefer mine to be. I stamped the smallest cactus first knowing I wanted it to be in the front. With one layer cards you stamp back to front to create some depth. I also masked the pots to make sure I didn’t have overhang when I stamped the cacti. it probably wasn’t necessary but I didn’t want to have to start all over again.


After I stamped my potted Cacti I added some doodles of Southwestern designs I found on Google to give the pots some interest. I colored with my copics using a different combination of yellow-greens and green for each cactus. After the coloring was done I outlined my images with a copic multiliner and added little dots with a white gel pen to help the needles stand out. The sentiment is from the same set.

Thanks for visiting us today!

We hope to see you playing along with our Clean and Simple Challenge!


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Stamp Your Own Cactus

Memento Tuxedo Black  Ink

Copic Markers

Copic Multiliner

Sakura White Gel Pen 

Author: Kelly Latevola

Hi guys! I’m Kelly. I’m married to a wonderful man named Craig and we have a gorgeous two year old son who is the light of my life. I can’t leave out our boxer/mastiff Molly who is my little one’s best friend. I’ve been cardmaking for about seven years and running my blog for around five. I am loving every minute of it! I’m a huge fan of clean and simple cards. I adore a good one layer card or building a scene. Also glitter, and lots of it

9 thoughts on “Clean and Simple Cacti

  1. Wow ! Such gorgeous colouring! Love it!

  2. Fabulous card, Kelly. Your coloring is bright and bold. Thanks for sharing how you achieved the look of depth. I also really like how you add some doodling to create more interest. Everything works so well together to create a truly visually appealing card. 🙂

  3. Absolutely STUNNING!

  4. Fabulous card! Your coloring is spectacular 🙂

  5. Fabulous card! Your coloring is spectacular 🙂

  6. Awesome looking cactus and I love what you did to the pots Kelly!!

  7. As usual…I LOVE this card and your fantastic coloring! Super as always Kelly…makes me SMILE!!!

  8. Wow – awesome job adding the patterns to the pots! {yeah I caught that] 😉

  9. Just BEAUTIFUL! Love the coloring.

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