My First Animal Outing For The Paper Players PP396

by Joanne James3. June 2018 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have a fun theme challenge for you to work with - I used the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch and the colour palette at TGIF Challenges as the basis for my card too:


I chose my theme for this challenge ages ago but knew as soon as I received the set 'Animal Outing' in my bag at Onstage that it would have to be my set of choice for my card today - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Animal Antics - I didn't think it was possible for a rhino to look cute, but the chap on my card today with his birdie friend is definitely a cutie to me! Along with a koala-carrying kangaroo, a giraffe and a frog, this pair make up the collection of animals in the 'Animal Outing' stamp set, which forms part of the Animal Expedition suite - a bundle of animal themed stamps and framelits with a range of sentiments that make this set work for a variety of of occasions: thank you, new baby, friend, birthday, anniversary and more. There are also co-ordinating papers, leaf ribbon and wooden frames elements - this is a set that I'm sure I'm going to get lots more use out of in the coming months so watch this space for more projects! I stamped my cute pair onto a stitched circle and coloured them with my Stampin' Blends.

Layered Leaves - I layered my stitched circle onto a rectangle of Old Olive cardstock, embossed with the Lovely Leaves embossing folder - this is a firm favourite of mine, it adds great detail and texture and I really like the way the random leaf pattern. There is just enough detail to add interest behind the image whilst still retaining an overall CAS feel to my card.

A New Trio - My embellishments are minimal, in fact just some Night of Navy baker's twine, but I did want to point out something that you might have missed both on my card and in the new catalogue: I rounded the corners on my embossed panel, as per the sketch, using the new Detailed Trio Punch. Found on page 211 of the new catalogue, this punch rounds corners, creates an oval-shaped eyelet and a pretty trio of petals that will add a subtle detail to your layers. Very useful!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

I can't wait to see how you interpret this week's theme and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
03/06/2018 10:42:29 #

This is a lovely card, Joanne. It's the first time I've used Animal Outing too. I like the leaves in behind the animals and the rounded corners. It's not a set I'd have bought but since it was given at On Stage, I can see how useful it will be. The sentiments are especially nice.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
03/06/2018 16:17:52 #

Joanne, I just love this challenge idea.  I had so many fun stamps to use.  Your card is ADORABLE!  The color combo is rich and vibrant and that rhino makes me SMILE!  The embossed leaves are just perfect.  I bet that rhino would love a bite!  LOL!  Perfect coloring and his little birdie friend is precious!  I hope you have a fantastic week, My Friend!  XXX


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
03/06/2018 17:02:32 #

This is a definite cutie...I love your coloring and that little birdie makes it even cuter!  The sentiment is fun too!  Great sketch...somehow I missed that one!  AWESOME challenge, I loved it!


TamiUnited States
04/06/2018 00:38:20 #

What a cute card!  That rhino is perfect for this challenge and you did a great job bringing him to life.  Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week.


Leigh Penner
Leigh PennerCanada
04/06/2018 10:56:48 #

This is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!


LaurieUnited States
04/06/2018 13:49:40 #

What a fun challenge! your rhino sure is adorable,and the sentiment goes so well. Cute card!!!


sandymUnited States
06/06/2018 22:13:54 #

Joanne, who'd have thought a rhino could be cute, but this one certainly is! Love the little bird perched on his horn, so sweet!


Annie A.
Annie A.United States
07/06/2018 00:30:44 #

I've never thought of rhinos as being 'cute' either but this one sure is!  Very unique too - I don't think I've ever seen one on a card before.  Love the colors that you used and the bright embossed layer behind him (I think it's a boy...LOL).  Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie


Christy Velasquez
Christy VelasquezUnited States
07/06/2018 14:52:12 #

This card is so cute!  You colored the images perfectly with the Stampin' Blends!  Thanks for playing with us at TGIF Challenges!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
08/06/2018 02:04:12 #

Only you could make a rhino as cute as this little guy.  Love the pop of blue in his bird buddy.  Great use of the sketch and awesome coloring too!  Such a fun challenge, this one!


Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
08/06/2018 13:29:23 #

Joanne... Jan used this adorable rhino as well... so cute!  What great use of a new set!


jaydeeUnited States
08/06/2018 21:35:15 #

Joanne - I am in love with your rhino and his little blue friend!  I love that you colored the bird to match the base color.  Fabulous card.


Donna Mikasa
Donna MikasaUnited States
09/06/2018 04:16:59 #

Wonderful take on the sketch--that rhino is definitely a cutie!


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