Monday, April 3, 2017

In the Country - Masculine

My ongoing quest to use up paper from my stash continues with this card. I was inspired by several challenges and did use up a bit of paper.
A panel of vanilla cardstock and a panel of patterned paper were adhered to a cardstock card base. Two tags were created by simply cutting them on the cutter and punching holes in the top. Hemp was added to the top of the tags. The cute bear cub was stamped and colored, then die cut and popped up with Dimensionals foam. The fish was finished off with a white gel pen and clear Wink of Stella. The sentiment was stamped and popped up on the smaller tag. The smaller tag was also backed with foam tape for dimension. a tiny tent was fussy cut from the patterned paper and added to the sentiment. The inside of the card was lined with vanilla cardstock and decorated with a colored stamp of a tent and a strip of patterned paper.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #163
    (Theme: In the Country)

2. Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #314
    (Option: Baby animal)

3. Tag You're It! Challenge #68

4. Brown Sugar Challenge #244
    (Theme: Anything Goes)

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: My Favorite Things "Warm & Fuzzy Friends"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Paper: Photoplay "Hidden Lakes"  (both sides)
Dies: My Favorite Things "Warm & Fuzzy Friends"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam tape, hemp, ZIG Wink of Stella (clear), white gel pen


  1. Love everything about this card...your tags are adorable and all the background selections are right on.

  2. Your card is so cute! I love the use of your papers! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

  3. Good for you to set that goal, Melanie! I'm trying to use more of mine, too! I love your take on Gayatri's tag and your card design!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. What a sweet card Melanie! Love the little bear holding the fist and your sentiment is perfect. Great designer paper background too! :)

  5. Wonderful tag/card, Melanie! Perfect paper pairings, too. Your proud bear is adorable!

  6. I love that sentiment - so cute. Such a great masculine card - something I always struggle to create.

  7. Love this!!!! Many thanks for joining us at Tag you're It Challenge.

  8. I love this darling tag and sweet bear cub! Love the mountain,camping theme too! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!

  9. This turned out so sweet! I just love the way you colored him and love the design!