Friday, July 10, 2015

You're How Old?

Here's the card I decided to make for two challenges: The Paper Players Theme Challenge #252, The Great Outdoors, and Aud Sentiments Challenge #135, Animals.

First, the goose was stamped on white cardstock with gray ink and sponged. It was cut with an oval die, adhered to a slightly larger gray scalloped oval cut and then a white oval cut to achieve the picot look. The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock with gray ink, fussy cut, adhered to DSP and fussy cut again.

On a card base of light gray, a panel of gray burlap cut at an angle was adhered with an angled cut of DSP. Textured silver foiled cardstock was adhered to cover the seam. Two banners were cut from coordinating DSP and another from the foiled cardstock then adhered to the burlap.

The focal element and the sentiment were then  popped up with a backing of craft foam and adhered. The card interior was lined with a panel of white cardstock trimmed with a strip of coordinating DSP.

I was inspired by THIS lovely card.

For challenge fun and inspiration, visit The Paper Players and Aud Sentiments.

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated:
Stamps: Moon Lake and Just Sayin'
Ink: Basic Gray, Soft Sky
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Gray, textured Silver Foil from (stash)
DSP: Adventure Bound Collection
Dies: Gina K. Designs Classic and Scalloped Ovals
Misc.: Gray burlap, craft foam


  1. I love your card Melanie!! Great use of the DSP Stack and the Moon Lake stamp set is definitely a favorite. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again really soon!

  2. Brilliant card love the images .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  3. Great mix patterns, terrific masculine card! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. What a nice masculine card, and still bright and have a way with good masculine cards.