This was the card I submitted for a local card swap earlier this summer. The theme was “Southwest” and living here in Arizona, the first things that always come to mind when I think of our beautiful desert life, are: saguaro cactus, rolling hills and mountains, clear blue skies, abundant sunshine, and American Indian art. So, I started designing in KNK Studio and created the card above.
Everything was cut from Bazzill cardstock with the exception of the rolling hills. I do have them in my design, but then decided to hand tear the tan cardstock instead of cutting those shapes. I inked along the torn edges and then also applied ink to the cactus and a little bit to the sun. The Indian border was all cut as one piece and applied as the top layer.
The background card is 4″ x 6″ and I used a sky blue Bazzill cardstock so that I wouldn’t need to apply a background sky.
If you would like the free cutting file, I’ve uploaded in three different formats: