Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Great Outdoors - Masculine

If you have read my other posts, you may remember I am on a mission to reduce the patterned paper in my stash. I made a little dent in my stash with this card. Two challenges in particular inspired the card - a sketch challenge and a theme challenge. (Click on the photos to enlarge them.)
The bird, hedge hog and mushroom images were cut from patterned paper with a die. The bear was fussy cut from paper. (Cannot be cut in the Scan 'n Cut machine.) A panel of patterned paper was adhered to a vanilla card base. A panel of paper with fish images was backed with foam and adhered at an angle.
The mushroom, hedgehog, bird and bear were all adhered with foam tape. The sentiment was cut from patterned paper and adhered to a banner of vanilla cardstock and added in keeping with the sketch. The inside was decorated with a fussy cut fox with flowers in her hair.

The card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1. Cardz 4 Guyz #167
    (Theme: The Great Outdoors)

2. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #209

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla
Paper: Photo Play Catch of the Day, Woodland Critters, Badges
Die: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); ZIG Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. Fantastic man card! Look at both of us trying to use stuff up... that would be great if we stopped buying new stuff too...lololol! No worries... the men in our lives don't read this... tee hee! Great card, Melanie! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  2. Very cool card! Love the mis of designer papers and the colors are perfect! :)

  3. Very creative Melanie! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

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

  5. Great card, I love the fish. My husband is huge into fishing! And that bear is adorable! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  6. Great interpretation of the sketch and love all the design papers and colors. You made me laugh with your (...) and I know it was meant just for