6 19 2023 Creativity Unlocked Header ImageHi there, everyone! Erum here with a new project and video for the Creative Coloring with Erum video series. Today I will showcase the Prickly Pear Die Set on my project and share a bonus card with you too!

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6 19 2023 Creativity Unlocked Projects Collage Prickly Pear Die Set

Prickly Pear Die Set

The prickly pear cactus boasts colorful blooms in a variety of warm and cool tones. Their delicate petals are a contrast to the thick and spiny green pads. This die set will help you create a unique arrangement of prickly pear flowers!

Prickly Pear

  1. Die cut the bigger flower from the Prickly Pear Die Set out of Sea Shore Gradient Cardstock Set, the smaller one, and the leaves out of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  2. Die cut the flower centers out of Gilded Glitter Cardstock and Brushed Gold Metallic Cardstock.
  3. Use Eastern Sky, Ultramarine, and Azurite Crisp Dye Inks to ink the layers of the smaller flower. Follow the layering guide on the packaging.
  4. Use Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, and Emerald Crisp Dye Inks to ink the edges of the die-cuts.
  5. Use Bamboo and Moss Crisp Dye Inks to ink the leaves.
  6. Adhere all the layers together with liquid adhesive.Prickly Pear
  7. Die cut Burlap Texture Die out of Gilded Glitter Cardstock. Set aside.
  8. Apply fine black splatters from Jet Black Ink Spray on a kraft cardstock panel on 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  9. Next, apply gold paint splatters from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set.
  10. Cut and adhere the Burlap Texture die-cut with liquid adhesive.
  11. Then place the florals with Instant Dimension Foam Tape without pressing too hard.
  12. Tuck in the leaves and then press the florals to adhere them properly.
  13. To finish, adhere Antique Gold Sequins.

VIDEO: Gilded Accents on Prickly Pear

You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

Bonus Pricky Pear Project

Prickly Pear

Die cut Prickly Pear Die Set out of 9×12 Watercolor Cardstock. Use Cherry Blossom and Red Cosmos watercolors from the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set to color the flowers and color each layer using a different color concentration. Pick any yellows for the flower centers. To color the leaves, use Tropical Forest and mix it with a bit of Rock Collection to increase the concentration and depth. Once dry, adhere all pieces together.

Prickly Pear

For the background, apply a light color wash of Sea Shore watercolor on A2 Watercolor Cradstock, concentrating mainly on where your floral arrangement will be. Once dry, add a few splatters of the same watercolor for interest, and then dry the panel completely before adding fine black splatters. Arrange and adhere the floral arrangement. Add sentiment from the Elegant Sayings Stamp Set.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new stamp and die set!

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It's a celebration indeed! Look at how festive the Prickly Pear Die Set is with these colors and embellishment.

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This die set is perfect as a “pop-up.” Look at how Tenia added sequins and a dotted background to make the Prickly Pear Die Set really pop!

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Nathalie incorporated a solid color and an intricately cut stencil background to highlight the beauty of the Prickly Pear Die Set.

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Aside from making the Prickly Pear Die Set as her focal point, Tina's decision to set it against an oblong cardstock (instead of the typical rectangular ones) makes the whole card a unique one!

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Every petal and leaf of the Prickly Pear Die Set is colored in rich hues in this elegant card made by Therese.


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1 comment

Michele F June 19, 2023 - 3:07 PM

I had a blast layering up these Prickly Pear blossoms over the weekend, Erum – but I always find beautiful lessons in your videos… off I gooo…


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