Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's a Jungle Out There!

Hey stamper friends!   I have two cards to share with you today.  I used a stamp set I recently purchased from Papertrey Ink called It's a Jungle Out There on both.

I made my first card for the Queen for the Day Challenge over at Split Coast.  I just had to play as my stamping buddy Karen was the Queen!   I chose to CASE her cute Zebra's Have Stripes card.

I changed the zebra to a giraffe and the colors to tans and browns and added die cut grass as well as a ribbon (instead of buttons)

This giraffe is a fun two step stamp from Papertrey Ink that I just got - I LOVE how it stamps.  First you die cut the shape, then you stamp the solid background giraffe - then you stamp the spots with a darker color!   I also bought the animal dies that go with the set so its easy to cut, stamp and use these very fun realistic looking animals!

My second card was made for today's color challenge over at Split Coast  - Mary, our hostess this week, has asked us to use Pool Party, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip.

I used the sweet little zebra from the stamp set for this card - just stamping the stripes this time (not the solid background) since I wanted the background to be white!  All the sentiments are from the same animal set.
 The leaf is from the Foliage set by Spellbinders and the die for the grass is from MFT!

I embossed a Nestability square on my card than adhered the leaf over it. I embossed the brown panel with Forest Branches and layered the stamped zebra that I cut with zebra die onto the panel with foam tape. I die cut the grass and adhered that with foam tape as well.

Finally I stamped the sentiments right on the card and added a little bling accent.  My dessert option (which could be whatever we wanted this week)  - was to use dies on my card! I used 4 of them!!

So be careful dear stampers - It's a Jungle Out There!!!
Giraffe Card:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - It's A Jungle out there.

Paper: White, Rustic White - PTI, 2 browns - Coredinations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand, Potters Clay, Ranger Distress - Tea Dye
Accessories: wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam tape, fresh cut grass die - MFT

Zebra Card:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - It's a Jungle out there

Paper: white, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Wild Wasabi - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky
Accessories: foam tape, forest branches embossing folder - Provo Craft, rhinestones - Kaiser Kraft, foliage Spellbinders, fresh cut grass die - MFT, zebra die - PTI, square nestability


LaurieJ said...

These are fantastic Julia and the sentiments are so much fun!! Absolutely love the colors on the first card and the layering on the second.

maryr917 said...

these 2 cards are just the cutest-love the animal stamps and die-cuts to match are a perfect combo-

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Those cards are so cute, Julia! I almost got that stamp set and think I just may have to have it now! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline said...

These are fun fab cards, I love the blue zebra and the embossed frame.

velta said...

Julia ~ You are amazing!!! what great images and you put them together perfectly! TFS!!

dpkennedy said...

Aw, these are both adorable! Cute, but not too cute to be masculine! Great cards!