Sunday, September 3, 2023

Wildlife Wonder for PP656

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our Theme Challenge.

Oh, how I love a critter card and the inspiration photo just makes me smile! I sure hope you will take this challenge for a spin and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared measurements and a full supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.

Color Combo: 
For my card, I decided to use a stamp set that I have had for a while now…but haven’t used. I got it for something specific and then promptly forgot what I had intended to make with it. Don’t you love it when that happens? Nevertheless, the Wildlife Wonder stamp set is a really cool set. The images in this set are “Dist-ink-ctive” meaning the images will stamp in different opacities on a single stamped image. It really adds a lot of detail without a lot of work. The sentiments are also pretty great in this set, too. I always need masculine cards, so I whipped up a few of these with different sentiments to have on hand. 

I’m a little smitten with the All About Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper right now. I seriously can’t stop using it! This paper will officially be available to order starting September 6th in the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. One side of the paper has coper foil detail and the other features gorgeous photographic imagery. The leaves were the perfect backdrop for the bear taking a leisurely stroll in the woods. I also popped in the new Natural Ribbon and some Linen Thread detail for texture. The two Copper Clay Dots were the finishing detail. 

Card Measurements and Details:
  • Copper Clay Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4"  
  • All About Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (available 9/6/23): 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”
  • Copper Clay Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 2-3/4”  
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3-5/8” x 2-5/8”, stamp images in Pecan Pie and Early Espresso, add Crumb Cake ink around edges with a Sponge Dauber
  • Copper Clay Cardstock: scr to die-cut smallest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies, heat emboss sentiment 
  • Copper & Natural Ribbon Combo Pack (avail. 9/6/23), Linen Thread and Copper Clay Dots
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (card interior): 5-1/4” x 4” 
  •  All About Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (card interior): 3/4” x  4” 

Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a coordinating strip of Designer Series Paper and a stamped sentiment sentiment. Yup, that sentiment is a little crooked. Oops! It just adds to the handmade charm! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our "Four-Legged Friends” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 8th, 2023

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 

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Registration is open through September 20, 2023 for my Cultivated Creativity DIY Paper
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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

Please Note: The following items will be available in the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog starting September 6th, 2023: 
  • 162178 All About Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 162192 Copper & Natural Ribbon Combo Pack

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  1. What a great guy card! This is terrific, Anne Marie!

  2. Oh, I just love this DSP! I can't wait to order it. I love your handsome bear and and the burlap adds so much texture. This color combo is amazing! Great card, My Friend!

  3. Anne Marie, That is such a great masculine card. I love the colors of the bear with the beautiful DSP.

  4. Great masculine card....I especially love that background paper!

  5. Very nice masculine card. We have a bear painting in our living room and that image reminds me of it. - Great background paper as well. I like all the fun texture your card has too.

  6. Hi, Anne Marie! I really like the combination on your card of bear and fall leafy background - it's very appropriate. Masculine cards are always good to have on-hand - and I never do!
    Xoxo, Fran

  7. What a perfect masculine card, Anne Marie! This image looks amazing against the designer series paper. Love it!

  8. Anne Marie I would never have thought to pair that paper with the bear image, yet it works so well - a fabulous card. I even added a pack of that paper to my basket this week (when I had been so sure I didn't need it lol!)


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie