Hey There Zoo Crew Clean and Simple PP649

by Joanne James16. July 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has a fun clean and simple challenge for us to work with:


I used the sketch over at Try Stamping on Tuesday and also played along with their optional twist of camping/campfire and got fussy cutting with my paper snips and some Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper to come up with today's fun clean and simple notecard - take a look:


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

Today's card is all about the designer paper! I had lots of images fussy cut from the Zoo Crew designer paper so I chose this one of the lion, added some additional colour to him with my Stampin' Blends markers and adhered him and some trees that I also fussy cut from the paper to a stitched oval, to which I'd added some Starry Sky and Parakeet Party inks with some blending brushes to ground my campfire scene (I also added a flick of clear Wink of Stella to give my sky a starry night feel, although it is difficult to see this on the photo). I anchored my oval with a trio of strips featuring some of the black and white patterns from the Zoo Crew papers and stamped a vertical sentiment from the 'charming Sentiments' stamp set:

Whilst you might be forgiven at first glance for thinking I missed the point of Anne Marie's challenge this week, you will see my lion is busy roasting his pink marshmallows over his open campfire. yum - s'mores, anyone?! Fussy cutting the individual images is such a fun way to use designer paper! A little goes a long way and this kind of minimalist layout is perfect for clean and simple cards. I'm also linking today's card up over at CAS on Friday where designer paper is the theme of their current challenge too.

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:

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!

Enjoy your day; it's sun loungers rather than campfires for me, but I'm not complaining! I'll be back on Tuesday with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

Polly Libby
Polly LibbyUnited States
7/16/2023 2:35:43 PM #

Love this card and how you have created such a great background behind the image!  Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!  Smile

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
7/16/2023 6:52:29 PM #

Joanne, I absolutely love your fun card! Such great coloring and blending. You even were able to include our "campfire" theme!! Great use of that jungle paper as well for the stripe elements. Thank you for sharing your card and creativity with us at TSOT!!! -Donna

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/16/2023 8:17:41 PM #

Absolutely adorable little scene you created with your marshmallow-roasting lion!  The background is just perfect and the sketch is fun too!  Very clever!

JaydeeUnited States
7/19/2023 1:27:39 PM #

OK.  I have to start with the B&W strips.  That paper has scared the heck out of me - but you have just shown me a wonderful way to use it.  The strips work beautifully to anchor your fun little lion around his campfire.  I swear I can smell the marshmallows toasting Smile. Such a fun card, Joanne.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
7/20/2023 4:00:40 AM #

Awesome, Joanne! I love this layout so much! The black and white works as a great backdrop. I will admit that I have been on the fence about this bundle, but I am off to order it. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!!!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
7/21/2023 4:12:26 AM #

Joanne, such a great choice for this challenge. Your card is so fun. I love it when DSP does all the heavy lifting on a card. Suzy

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
7/21/2023 4:32:30 AM #

Joanne, I think some the most fun cards to make are cutting out images from printed papers and pasting them together - reminds me of my childhood scrapbooks! I love the idea of a lion roasting marshmallows on a campfire - this is the cutest!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
7/22/2023 5:27:10 AM #

Super duper cute, Joanne! I love the little scene you created and now I'm craving s'mores...without the camping, of course. Haha! Love that pop of pattern in the background, too.

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