I grew up in San Diego, where avocados grow abundantly, and learned to love them as a child. When the avocados were mashed into guacamole, my brother called it green butter. Yum! All this to say, I was excited to create my first card using the Taco Fiesta Stamp Set, featuring avocados!
I began with a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. Then, I used an Around The Bend Die to cut the right side of the card front to add interest, and make the birthday card look festive.
After preparing my card base, I stamped six avocado halves in Memento Black Ink. This was followed by stamping three more avocado halves on Basic White Cardstock, which I fussy cut, and colored with Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive and Soft Suede. Do you see the cute faces in the stamp set? I had to add the “wow” face to one of the avocados!
Next, I used another Around The Bend die to cut leaves from Old Olive Cardstock. Then, I glued the leaves, and attached the three, colored, avocados on Dimensionals.
The sentiments in the stamp set are so fun, and “Holy Guacamole it’s your birthday” worked perfectly for this card. I stamped it in Memento Black Ink, used a Harvest Die for cutting, and attached it with Dimensionals. I think a guy would really appreciate this card, don’t you?
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This is a really cute card, cute set and makes me rethink it. Thank you for showcasing the Around the Bend die, I haven’t seen a lot of samples using them, and this pops the card to another level.
Thank you, Lynne! I’ll be showing you another Around the Bend Die tomorrow!
I wasn’t sure about this stamp set but now I have to have it. I grew up in Riverside, CA and we had a huge garden with many fruit trees that included two avocado trees. My siblings will now be sent cards with avocados on them.😸
Thank you for telling me, Donata! I know your siblings will appreciate your cards!
Thank you for the inspiration! I will be casing this card for my brother-in-law’s birthday. His party is tomorrow and my sister is having it catered with Mexican food.
Happy to inspire, Marianne! Happy Birthday to your brother-in-law!
This is really cute, Su! I hadn’t seen that Around the Bend die used before and I love it! And what a fun stamp set Erica has created 🙂
Thank you, Karen! This is a great stamp set!