Scraps of thoughts, photos and art

Prickley Pear

Today was one of those days that Prickley Pear was perfect for my projects!

This card was fun to create since I combined heat embossing with dry embossing. The orange panel is vellum dry embossed then colored with Copics on the back for a stained glass effect. The stamped image is by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and heat embossed using 2 different colors of embossing powder. The image is stamped once then sprinkled with one color in one area first, then the 2nd color is added after shaking off any excess of the first powder. A fun effect especially when an image is perfect for it like this one.

Prickley Pear


Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Sizzix embossing folder

Ranger embossing ink

P K Glitz Pumpkin and Pine Forest embossing powder

Copic markers


CPS Sketch #190

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps has a great collection of Floral images showing beautiful brush strokes of delicate detail.

For the card shown below, I’ve used selective coloring to match the colors in the paper. The bright pink and chocolate tones really made the detail pop in this image. Using a die cut floral border coated with P K Glitz glitter really adds a nice touch.

Prickley Pear


Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Ranger ink

P K Glitz glitter, chocolate

Creative Imaginations floral ribbon

Making Memories paper

Get Sketchy #60, GS60

I’ve long been a fan of Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. The style is flowing and somewhat whimsical with a vintage flair. Such detail and beauty in each image!

This image, Bird with Floral Trail, is wonderful for card making. It’s a great size for the front of a card. I’ve heat embossed it here with P K Glitz embossing powder for a little extra dimension.

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps


Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Ranger embossing ink

P K Glitz Orient Express embossing powder


Get Sketchy #61, GS61

For Fun challenge

I’ve used Prickley Pear stamps for years. Always great designs with beautiful brush stroke artwork.

The team at P K Glitz has teamed up with Prickley Pear for the next couple of months to showcase each other’s products. Rubber Stamps are great to use with glitter and embossing powder!

Prickley Pear

P K Glitz Light Blue Glitter Glitz

Prickley Pear and Ippity rubber stamps
Quickie Glue Pen
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Ranger Distress  inks
Spellbinders dies
Border Punch
Mojo Monday sketch #151



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