Friday, July 17, 2015

It's a Jungle Out There!

For my card today, I pulled out an older Papertrey Ink set -  It's A Jungle Out There.  I love the animals in this set - they each have 2 stamps so you stamp the background of the animal and then it's spots or stripes - How beautiful is this cheetah?!  There's a coordinating die set for the animals as well.
I watercolored the background on water color paper with Ranger Distress Inks.  I rubbed Mustard Seed, Tea Dye and Spiced Marmalade on my craft mat and used my waterbrush to brush the colors onto the panel.
This card was so easy to make that I made 3 of them while I had all the supplies out! On this one I placed the sentiment along the bottom.  It really makes the card look different.
Here's what I stamped on the inside from the same stamp set - love the mix of fonts.
And here's my 3rd card -  I decided the sentiment at the center line was more visually pleasing (at least to my eye!)  I added 3 sequins to each card as well.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
The Male Room - Song Title (I know you are singing Wild Thing now!)
Cardz 4 Guyz - No Designer Paper
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Stamps:  It's a Jungle Out There - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  water color paper;  Canyon Clay and Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade.
Accessories:  Waterbrush,  It's A Jungle Out There Dies - PTI.


Pamellia Johnson said...

HAHA, that song is completely stuck in my head now! Beautiful cards Julia, I can't believe you made those backgrounds with distress inks, love them! Perfect sentiment choice. hugs :)

Anni said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! LOVE the background!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous card, so simple yet so striking! Love that background and great choice of sentiment :)

Deepti said...


Cazro said...

brilliant, I love your free watercolouring strokes, makes a wonderful background. So pleased you joined us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Joan said...

Striking card, love the watercolour background

Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week


Redanne said...

Julia, the background you created is just gorgeous. Love your card! Hugs, Anne xx

Marybeth said...

Your background looks Great and reminds me of a hot sunset. Perfect for this image. Love this!

Colleen said...

Awesome job with the watercolor background! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Jane said...

Great song choice - it was on my shortlist. #love how the cheetah is camouflaged by your background. Thanks for playng at The Male Room.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love those cards Julia, what a great stamp and die set, the cheetah is wonderful and love the sentiment!

Shari Trumbull said...

All 3 cards are roaringly fabulous, Julia!! I LOVE your water colored background in hues of an African savannah!! Soooo pretty and the cheetah almost blends right in with that background--just like she would in nature!! Love these cards!! XOXO-Shari

Kimbo said...

Fantastic background and I love the stamp set

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

butterfly said...

Ooh, I love the arty watercolour backgrounds - great design for the cards, Julia.
Alison xx

Rocky said...

I LOVE this card, 'you make my heart sing' with this one. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

Deborah Frings said...

Brilliant! Love these cards (and yes, I'm humming it). The cheetah is just fab. Great work. So sorry to be so late commenting (summer holiday!), thanks so much for playing along with our Song Title challenge at The Male Room. Deborah x

Louise van Vuren said...

LOVE this one! Colours, image, sentiment all fab and a great song title too. Thanks for joining us in The Male Room
Louise xx

Glenda J said...

Such a pretty background on this cool card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!


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