Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Raccoon on a Log

I made another card for the February CAS Mix Up Challenge
For this card I used stamps, corrugated paper, stenciling and a die cut.
I just got this cute Little Bits Raccoon die from Taylored Expressions and thought it would make a great masculine Valentine for my husband, Kent.
I stood him on a corrugated 'log' under the tree I made with Wendy Vecchi's Layered Tree Stencil and WV Archival Inks.  I made the log using the Key Tag punch from SU.  I cut the tag in half to give it a flat top.  I used a piece of corrugated paper that I've had in my stash for years and never opened!
I added a rhinestone heart to the racoon and stamped my sentiment from Love Struck by Paper Smooches over the tree.  
This little guy just cracks me up!  I layered him on the log with foam dots.  I sponged around the edges of the raccoon and of the log with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
House of Cards - Love Theme
my card is Clean and Layered
Inspired by leaves and hearts in the photo

Stamps:  Love Struck - Paper Smooches
Paper:  white, Fine Linen, Soft Stone, True Black - PTI, Basic Grey and Sahara Sand - SU, Corrugated Paper.
Ink:  True Black - PTI,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Leaf Green, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.
Accessories: Key Tag Punch - SU, Tombow Glue, Layered Tree Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, foam dots, rhinestone heart - Michaels.

21 comments:

Sue said...

This is adorable, Julia. What a sweet design and a great way to use the corrugated.

Loll said...

Sweet!! LOVE this design Julia ... that raccoon is the cutest!! Great use of corrugated card. xx

Redanne said...

Oh Julia, that raccoon is just adorable! I love how you made the log for him to sit on too - a wonderful design! Hugs, Anne xx

laurie said...

He's SO cute! Just an adorable Valentine. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Bonnie said...

Oh, this is adorable, Julia! I love that raccoon with his sweet heart and that stencil is going on my list!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Such a cute die cut!! Fab for Kent. Give him a hug for me.....and hi from Jay!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Hi there Julia! Your card is totally adorable!

Susan said...

Great use of corrugated cardboard for the sweet little raccoon to stand on! A great card! Thanks for playing along again in my challenge.

Mona Pendleton said...

Pure cuteness Julia! That little guy is adorable!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just as sweet as can be...love your adorable critter.

nancy littrell said...

Love your cute and creative Valentine for your DH, Julia. Your corrugated log is so fun and clever. TFS Hugs...

Jo Manna said...

Oh he's a cutie :D Love this card xx

Christi Conley said...

What a charming card! Your use of the die and the corrugated are very clever. Thank you so much for playing with us at House of Cards ~ Christi DT

Lyndal said...

Super cute Julia!! So happy to see you join in the fun @ FUSION!

Donna said...

This is absolutely adorable! Glad you joined us at House of Cards! Donna HOC DT

Helen F. said...

Oh what a sweet card, Julia. I love the little forest scene :)
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month for the Valentine challenge.

Karen Davis said...

Your cute wee bandit makes me giggle, so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Jeanne J. said...

It's been too long since I paid a visit Julia.. things moving too fast for me right now! Trying to do it all with little success. Your raccoon is adorable! Love the little scene you created and the little heart gem - I''m a sucker for the little details and you got me again!

Lilian YF said...

This is so cute!!!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Eunice Beckmann said...

Beautiful valentine card for your husband :) Love it!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative with Stamps this month!

Katarzyna Ewa said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your project with all of us at House of Cards February Challenge: Love Theme

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