Friday, October 16, 2015

The Peaceable Kingdom (using corrugated cardboard)

10/21/2015 Update: This card placed in the Top Three at AHSC!
Living in Arizona is a blessing in the winter but having been born in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, I must admit that I miss the sights, sounds and scents of fall. I always enjoyed hiking through the woods during the fall with the leaves crunching under my feet. Autumn also evokes memories of celebrating Thanksgiving on a chilly day warmed by the love and joy of family.

The card design was inspired by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #129.

On a card base of Mossy Meadow, a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock was adhered, then a panel of Cajun Craze, topped off with a scrap of Birch Bark. Three strips of fall-themed paper were sponged with Cajun Craze and adhered to the green corrugated cardboard cut on the diagonal then adhered to the Birch Bark. An evergreen tree was cut from green corrugated cardboard and cut into three pieces to follow the sketch. Wink of Stella was added to the tree.

The corrugated cardboard gives significant dimension and texture to the card.

The deer was die cut from Early Espresso cardstock, then adhered to Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy cut to outline it. The wood sentiment was lightly sponged with Cajun Craze ink and adhered to the card. The inside was lined with a
panel of Very Vanilla and decorated with a strip of Cajun Craze cardstock and a strip of the fall-themed paper.

Please stop by the AHSC blog and consider participating in the challenge!

Techniques: Die cutting, fussy cutting, sponging
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow
DP: Birch Bark, DCWV corrugated cardboard (green), fall-themed paper (Joann's)
Die: Memory Box "Deer Trio"
Misc.: Wink of Stella (clear), Dimensionals, Little Yellow Bicycle (wood sentiment)


  1. Beautiful card. Lots of attention to detail. Thank you for playing at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  2. I love it!!! The corrugated cardboard is just perfect and I love the designer paper. The birch paper background adds that extra wow factor. Fantastic card Melanie!

  3. Oh I love this! Love the deer cut out and the woodsy feel.. I can hear the leaves crunching!

  4. Wow lots of fun textures and so outdoorsy! Love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda N
    DT member AHSC

  5. Very pretty card, I love the deer and the cardboard Christmas tree! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC