Sunday, April 21, 2019

Go Wild

My first card for this post is actually two cards! I love the "Twofer Card Challenge" which requires the use of the exact same stamp or die to make two cards with distinctly different designs for two different occasions. For my cards, I decided to use a fun stamp set from Gerda Steiner called "Go Wild." For the first card, I used all of the images from the set to make a fun birthday card. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. I used a clear tropical tag [that I recently found on clearance at Hobby Lobby] plus used various foliage punches and dies and scraps of green cardstock to make an assortment of leaves to create a backdrop for the trio of characters. I used the two remaining stamps, plus another clear tropical tag to decorate the inside of the card.
For the second card, I stamped two copies of the giraffe to decorate a wedding card. I added a bit of tulle for a veil and made a bowtie from a scrap of black ribbon. [I also added eyelashes to the bride... because... photos?!] The sentiments are computer generated. Am adding this card into several other challenges including Bugaboo Bingo [top row: die/punch, sentiment and texture- layers of foliage and slick texture of tropical tag].
Entered into: 
Twofer Card Challenge- #15 Zoo Animals                                                
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 16-Anything Goes                                           
The Paper Shelter- #379 A Birthday Card
Bugaboo Stamps- BINGO                            
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share Your Designs Challenge-April                     

My second card is another wedding card… but this one is quite different. Instead of whimsical and funny, I opted for bold and elegant. I was inspired by a card with a template that I found on Pinterest. You can nab it HERE. I used a few scraps of an embossed wedding invitation to add some texture to the wedding dress bodice. I also added a strip of sheer white ribbon. some leftover tulle and several tiny diamond rhinestones. For the groom, I added sparkly buttons by using tiny black rhinestones. The sentiments are computer generated and decorated with stickers from my scrapbook stash.
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- B&W Only  [photo]                  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #382-#383 Anything Goes                    
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Use Embossing Folder or Die cut              

My final card this posting is a beauty. I upcycled the flowers, jar/vase and lacy border from a card sent to me by a dear friend several months ago. It brightened my day during the middle of winter and now helps me to welcome Spring. Yay. I added a nice butterfly [stamp is no longer on the wood mount but I think it might be from Embossing Arts] that I colored with Tombow markers. The sentiments are from Desert Diva. You can find them HERE
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Spring Mood Board                              
Simon Says Monday ChallengeBeautiful Blooms   
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Think Spring   
Cute Card Thursday- #578 Flowers       


  1. beautiful collections!!!! Love your colorful cards! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  2. Gorgeous black and white wedding card. It's fantastic, so elegant and I am loving that wisp of tulle, makes for a great accent! Your other cards are FAB too.....I simple adore the giraffe wedding card too, we love giraffes in my house!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Double D, Black And White Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  3. WOW what a fabulous wedding card ... so unique and elegant! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Black & White ONLY’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

    P.S. Your other cards are awesome as well! You've been busy!

  4. Wow, all your cards are beautiful! Your talent overflows!! I love all the cards!!

  5. Oh my! These cards are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing with us today!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Bugaboo DT

  6. Oh what a fabulous card. Love the giraffes and sentiment. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  7. Oh, my goodness gracious, that Gerda Steiner set is so CUTE! I'm sure I NEED it! You made two completely different cards with it, the giraffe being the zoo animal in common. Who would have thought to do a wedding card? I absolutely LOVE it! All your cards are outstanding. Just want to say thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer!

  8. Hello again, Marcia. I'm back wearing a different DT hat this time for your black and white wedding card. Now, why didn't I think of that? It fits the challenge perfectly and it's absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad you joined us at Double D!

  9. All your cards are so beautifully layered, Kathy, and they all tell a story! I think you outdid yourself this month with your Twofer zoo cards! I love the set you used and how you've made your first jungle scene by layering your tropical clear tag and leaves for them to stay partially out of sight! So cute! And your wedding card is so fun and adorable with Mr. and Mrs. Weird B. Giraffe! Love the lashes, veil, and bowtie! You think of everything and you do it on the inside as well as the outside!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #15! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Loving all your fab creations, but those giraffe's are adorable. Thank you for joining us over at Polkadoodles challenge - Good luck!
    Suzi Mac xx

  11. These are all so fun and/or lovely, Kathy. Your cards for Twofer are very clever. That tag behind the little safari sweetie is so cool! What a great find, and it really adds to your jungle scene. And how clever is that wedding card?! I would never have thought to make a wedding card with zoo animals, but yours works fabulously! And your sentiment works so well with the 'bride and groom,' too. Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

  12. WOW, I LOVE ALL your fabulous cards...the giraffes made me laugh, they are so cute...your B&W wedding card is beautifully created and I thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  13. Amazing creations!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!

  14. These are all such fun!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

  15. Your Zoo/Safari card is absolutely brilliant! Cute images and love all that foliage you used to make this scene. Fab! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!

  16. What a gorgeous couple of cards. Love the giraffe and the net as her veil. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  17. Your cards are all great; but, I am super impressed with your creative and fun use of the giraffes as bride and groom. What a great idea!


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