Saturday, September 1, 2018

Animal Outing for Three

I have a cute, little card for you today. I got this stamp set, "Animal Outing" at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage in April. This is the second time I have inked it up and I don't know why I haven't used it more. The images are just so adorable! I have definitely got to use it more.

I made this card using three different challenges. A bit crazy, I know, but when I looked at the inspiration picture at Hand Stamped Sentiments, I knew I wanted to use "Animal Outing" and when I was trying to figure out what to do, I came across the sketch at Paper Craft Crew Challenges and it was perfect! 

Here is my card:

And here is the inspiration photo:

And here is the sketch that I used:

Over at SUO Challenges. they had a theme: Babies & Kids, and naturally my card fits this theme. Boom! Three challenges, one card.

Here is the color palette that I used:

I think this rhino is so darling and that bird on his horn, stinkin' cute! The images in this set are so easy to color and add shading as the shading is already done for you! How cool is that? You look like you are a professional when coloring these animals. 

I wanted this to be a birthday card and the sentiment actually says, "Thanks Big Time". I ended up taking my Call Me Clover marker and only inked up the "Big Time" and stamped it onto my stitched circle. Then I took the "celebrate" from the stamp set, "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" and stamped it above the "Big Time" and there you have it. A Birthday card. 

I added a strip of  "Animal Expedition" DSP to the side, a strip of card stock and some Glitter Enamel Shapes and my card was done. I think it turned out very cute. I love the embossed background. I originally made the card with a plain white base, but felt it was too plain. I then took the panel of White card stock and embossed it with an embossing folder to make the little polka dots and that little touch made all the difference. I love it!

I hope you have been inspired to create something for someone you love today. If you would like any of the products featured, Click on my "Shop With Me" link to the right or click on the images below. 


  1. HI Mindy, I absolutely love your jungle themed card! The Rhino is one of my favorites. So excited to see you playing along with the Paper Craft Crew! Pam ~ DT

  2. Such an adorable card! Animal Expedition is the one set that I don't have but have been meaning to buy! I've seen such awesome cards with it... including yours! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week! Blessings, Tina

  3. What a cute card. You should definitely use that set more! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew this week.

  4. I love when challenges can be combined! You rocked all three! Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  5. Super cute card! I love how you colored the rhino and bird and die cut with the circle. They perfectly coordinate with the embossed background. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  6. Great use of both challenges and that animal is just too cute! Thanks for playing along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments team!

  7. This is lovely and one of the nicest cards I've seen using this set - I'm glad you were inspired by our theme and hope to see you joining in again at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  8. Wonderful card and great way to combine these challenges. Every time I see this rhino I wonder why I don't have it yet! hahaha Thanks for another push! Thank you for playing with Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.