Flowering Cactus Medley and Blending Brushes

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post! I love the Flowering Cactus Medley. The Designer Series Paper is stunning. I decided to try my hand with the new blending brushes. This was only my second attempt. Definitely a learning curve for me, but those brushes are amazing!

Let’s make this card:


Pear Pizzazz cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11″. Score @ 5-1/2″ This is your card base

Whisper White (or Basic White) cardstock @ 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″. Cut two. One is for the inside of your card

Crumb Cake cardstock @ 4-1/8″ x 5/8″.


Using the beautiful DSP, diet cut out the large cactus and the double flower. Next, grab the cactus die and cut 2. Lastly, use the long, rectangle die and your Crumb Cake cardstock to make your ground cover.

Blending and Stamping:

The colors I chose to use for my background are: Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight and Calypso Coral. I’m wondering if a touch of Cajun Craze wouldn’t add a hint of richness. What do you think? Blend your colors on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Start with your lightest color and add color as you like. As I said, I’m a bit new to this technique.

Next, stamp your sentiment on the cardstock.

Let’s put this card together:

Place your cacti as you like. I adhered in place using the multi-purpose glue. Then, glue your ground cover in place. I used two of the die-cut felt flowers on top of the taller cacti. Those look so cute!!

Add some bling and twine and this card is done!

Can you believe I did another Facebook live video showcasing this card? You will get a lovely view of my ceiling (hahaha), but hang in there for a few seconds. I do turn the camera around:) Check out the link :


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I did make a few other cards using this medley. Isn’t this DSP fabulous?

Happy crafting…Colleen

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Colleen Light Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and DIY Crafter I love all paper crafting and I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! Independent demonstrator since 2018. I also do a bit of Quilling (that is fun), cross-stitching and I love to cook! So, it is likely you will see a bit of everything pop up on my blog. Please follow along as I share Stampin' Up's latest products and my current projects. If you are in the United States, I would love to be your demonstrator or have you as a member of my team. Check out the details of becoming a demonstrator at my on-line store (the discounts are definitely helpful). Feel free to drop me a comment. I love to answer questions and talk all things crafty.

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