I am having a crafty long weekend, as per this post and this post, and this post, and this post, It’s been a really good couple of days so far and I’ve been really enjoying crafting without an agenda.

c9 to the point cactus fringe card

You might remember these Turnabout backgrounds I did back in April but didn’t use at the time, when I was using the #EverydayBouquet turnabout kit to make thank you cards. I didn’t use them then because I didn’t want to cover them up with a big label diecut, so I put them in my stash for later.

to the point turnabout

I had this idea to use my C9 Stuck on You cactus die to make a fringed cactus using the C9 Fringe Frenzy kit as shown on their Instagram post.  They used their lightweight paper pack to cut the fringe but I wanted to use tissue paper and have multiple layers.

c9 to the point fringe frenzy die

I cut multiples in lime green tissue and glued them on to the white card so that they were overlapping.

c9 stuck on you cactus fringed

Then after the glue was dry I ran it through my Big Shot using the Stuck on You cactus die and roughed up the tissue with a craft pick – it’s so cute!

c9 to the point fringe frenzy diec9 to the point fringe frenzy die

I tried the cactus on top of both backgrounds to see which colour combo I liked better, and decided to use the one on the right.

c9 to the point cactus fringe card

I stamped “I’ll never desert you” sentiment from the same stamp set, and then matched up some Gina K cardstock to make the card.

c9 to the point cactus fringe card

As I said above, I really didn’t want to hide this background too much, I wanted to be able to see it, so I made a taller card so that I could place the cactus off the edge of the stamped piece rather than on top of it. I glued everything down and left it to dry.

c9 to the point cactus fringe card

And here is the finished card with my frilly fringed cactus which I am really loving and will definitely do again.




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