Tuesday 17 May 2022

Hippo Hurray!!

Morning all, time for a new challenge at Cardz4Guyz, our new theme is:-


That's a pretty broad theme so it should be easy to come up with an idea, or not as I found!
It's so broad I couldn't decide which stamps to use, but in the end I plumped for the Paper Smooches Zoo Crew set. I did consider my MFT BirthYay set but as I'd used it twice recently I thought I better use another set! So here is my take on the theme.

I used a NBUS slimline die to cut the top panel. It's from Creative Expressions that I got for Christmas last year and not used to date. The die cut panel was attached to a white base card and the die cut sentiment from Hobbycraft, I think, added to the central opening. The top two panels were little scenes created by cutting out with the same die cut from a panel of a Gelli Plate experiment, adding punched grass, coloured with DI, a die cut cloud and a strip of the same Gelli plate panel cut freehand to represent the water for my croc and hippo to stand against. These, I stamped and coloured with Copic markers before fussy cutting out. The top and bottom apertures were filled with the little scenes and the croc and hippo added.

So where will the theme take you, as usual we'd love to see your takes.
There's plenty more masculine wildlife inspiration on the the Cardz4Guyz blog too.

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  1. So cute...I love the cuteness these wild creatures have!! Great inspiration for those who decide to play along with our new challenge....WILDLIFE...over at Cardz 4 Guyz!

  2. Great card with the pair of critters above and below the sentiment - just love the scenes you gave each of them, Julie! Thanks for sharing at NBUS!! Linda W. May Guest Designer

  3. That Zoo Crew never goes out of style and I love how you have given them a modern day take with your slimline dies and gelli plate backgrounds! It's a really fun and creative design, Jules! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  4. You have definitely met the brief with those two wild ones Julie!! Great card!! xx

  5. Fun critter card Jules. Love the layout and design! xx


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