Wild Birthday Card

Wild Birthday Card

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This card is being entered in the Perfectly Rustics – PR Design Challenge No. 39 – Animals, where we are to “go wild” with animals in our creations. (http://perfectlyrustics.com/2015/01/12/prdc-no-39-animals/)

In addition to the animal fur prints on the outside of my card, I also included some giraffes on the inside.

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For this card, I used the “WILD” stamp from the Playful Posh Jungle set (retired?).  This “Wild” stamp is vertical, and all the letters are attached on the same stamp.  This was problematic because each letter had a different, solid animal print so each letter needed to be a different color.  I could have done a bit of masking I suppose, but I ended up just inking and stamping it four times in the colors I needed.  Then, I hand cut the one letter from each of them (and the black mats) and adhered them to my banner pannels.  Additional stamps used came from the Gina K Designs “Stamp It Big” set, “A Beautiful Life” set, “Keep Calm” set, the “Frame and Filler” duo, and the exclamation point came from a Gina K grab bag (I think from the “Little Tees” set – retired?).

The banner was made with dies from the Sizzix Triplits Pkg-Banner Dies.  I stamped my images and inked my edges with Gina K dark chocolate, warm cocoa, and honey mustard inks along with Memento tuxedo black and potters clay.  The “have a” and “birthday” were stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed using the Recollections champagne embossing powder.

The card stock I used was Gina K warm cocoa, sandy beach and black.  The giraffe printed paper on the inside is Hot off the Press Paper Pizzazz Wild Things Giraffe.

The cool zebra paper on the front of the card was purchased in a store near me called Tuesday Morning where they sell a variety of discounted and closeout items, including crafting supplies.  This particular paper was in a pack that did not have an original label so I have no idea where it came from, but their store label said it was handmade paper made in India.  It has such a cool texture and looks amazing in real life!  I love stopping into this store periodically because you never know what they will have on any given day, and I usually find neat things at a great price.

Since I’ve never used this handmade paper or the WILD stamp (or anything from the set) before, I am also entering this card in the NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) Challenge at djkardkreations.com. http://www.djkardkreations.com/2015/01/happy-new-year-2015-nbus-challenge-3.html

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Thanks for checking out my card project!

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6 thoughts on “Wild Birthday Card

  1. Pingback: Artist’s Birthday Card | I Played With Paper Today!

  2. Ooo Lisa, you are totally thinking outside the box with this one…animal print!! NICE!!!
    Thanks heaps for joining with us at Perfectly Rustics,
    Smiles Sharnee 🙂


  3. That was a bit of work, but so, so worth it, Lisa! The depth and texture and interest you achieved with this design, both outside and in, just blows me away!! Your execution is flawless and you have a real eye for design! I foresee that you will become well-known as lots of design teams come calling and asking you to join them!! Your blog, for being so new, is very professional and so informative!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3 three times!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell


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