Saturday, September 3, 2016

Happy Camper Birthday - CAS

My card was completely inspired by the requirements of two challenges. I downloaded digital images instead of using traditional stamps so I could reduce the size of the critters in order to keep the card at an A2 size.

On the card base, a panel of white cardstock was adhered. A panel of tan cardstock was embossed with stitched wood grain
using a die. The trees were punched and the tent was a digital image, resized, fussy cut and backed with foam tape. The flaps on the tent were paper pieced. The three deer were also resized and fussy cut and then colored with dye markers. They were adhered to die cut circles backed with foam tape. A smattering of leaves were added. The sentiment was also a digital download. The inside of the card was lined
with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with punched trees and a few die cut leaves.

The card is being submitted to two challenges. Be sure to visit the blogs for creative ideas.

1. Watercooler Wednesday #83 - Tic-Tac-Toe - I chose the center horizontal line (animal, birthday, color green)

2. Pals Paper Arts #316

Techniques: Stamping, stamping w/digital images, punch cutting, die cutting, fussy cutting, coloring, CAS, paper piecing
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stampin' Write Markers: Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Cucumber Crush, Calypso Coral
DSP: Cucumber Crush stack from stash
Punch: Tree from "Festival of Trees" Bundle
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Other Materials:
Digital Stamps: Digi Stamp Boutique "Woodland" and "Teeny Deer" Collection
Dies: Gina K Designs (nesting circles), Lil' Inker Designs: "Awesome Blossoms"(leaves) & "Stitched Woodgrain"


  1. Melanie you've created such a great card by combining the Watercooler Wednesday Tic Tac Toe and the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenges. Awesome. I like your little critters and how the digital stamps worked for you.

  2. Hi Melanie, what a lot of thought you've put into your card! Certainly you've combined the two challenges brilliantly. You've also combined the various stamping products and digi stamps beautifully. Love the way you resized those deer to fit the circles. Such happy colours, too. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. That's awesome Melanie! Love the trees and tent and your creatures down the side are too cute! Great design. :)

  4. Great take on the sketch and it could make a Christmas Holiday card as well for someone living in the South. Adorable card.

  5. Wonderful card, Melanie. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

  6. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  7. My gosh, those little deer are too adorable! Great combination of digi stamping and hand colouring and cutting. Thanks for playing along with our Watercooler Wednesday challenge. ~Deborah

  8. What a fun card! Makes me smile. Thanks for using our sketch this week!

  9. Such cute little deer... and all lined up along the side. This is an adorable birthday card for an outdoorsy individual, possibly even with a Christmas time birthday with the colour choice. So cute.