I keep some small notebooks with layouts from Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges. When I'm stuck for a layout, I pull out one of the notebooks and try to find something that will inspire me. This is the case today. I found this layout, which dates back to a 2007 challenge.
This is my card, based on that sketch.
To start my card I cut out the pieces with the die. I'm not going to use all the pieces that were cut, so I just chose the pieces for the right-hand cactus on the packaging. I'll save the other pieces for another card.
Using Copic markers, I colored the die-cut pieces and assembled my cactus, succulent and pot.
The paper I used for the card is as follows:
Yellow cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Rust cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4" and 2 3/8" x 3 1/8"
Cream cardstock - 2 1/4" x 3"
Rust checkered patterned paper - 3 3/8" x 3 7/8"
Yellow plaid patterned paper - 1 5/8" x 3 7/8"
I glued the two pieces of patterned paper onto the rust cardstock, using the sketch for positioning. I sponged a bit of Ranger Rusty Hinge ink onto the small cream piece of cardstock, adhered it to the small rust piece of cardstock and glued on the cactus.
I then placed some foam pop-dots behind the panel and placed it on the card. I then added three enamel dot stickers, and I was finished.
Here again is my card:
The CottageCutz die used on this card: