Tonight, I’m playing with the Paper Players again. This week they have a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge that inspired me to use the Animal Expedition Suite. This is an adorable set with stamps, thinlets, DSP and special embellishments that are perfect for kids cards or whimsical thank you cards as I’ve created. For this card, I used two rows of the grid.
Starting in the upper right-hand corner, I used: green, patterned paper, leaves, ribbon and die-cut. It’s a lot for one card, but when I saw the challenge, I knew the Animal Expedition DSP would be perfect.
I started with a base of Crumb Cake cardstock. I layered some of the patterned DSP over the top. I like the energy the zig-zag type pattern lends the project. I used a two-inch circle punch to create the opening. On the inside of the card, I actually added another “card base” of Whisper White, 8″ x 5-1/4″, scored at 4″. The reason I did this was so that I could use the card for a large group. There is tons of space for everyone to add their message and sign. And, it gave me the layer I needed to add the giraffe and the rhinoceros and their little friends.
Around the opening, I used die-cut leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide to create a wreath. Up the left side of the card, I used the leaf ribbon. I love how it looks like a vine. I popped up the little bird and the frog on the branch with mini-dimensionals. The burlap ribbon anchors the sentiment from the Animal Outings stamp set that I did with Early Espresso ink and then free-hand cut out in a random shape.
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