Monday, April 29, 2019

Stampin' Up! Animal Expedition DSP Happy Birthday

Hello Stamper! 

For those of you who are into Stampin' Up! and watch You Tube videos, can you guess who is the subject of my Monday Makeover Madness today? The clue is "Hello Stamper". Yes, it's France Martin, a/k/a Frenchie. I've been watching and learning from her since I started stamping and I hope to meet her in person one day. But for now I have to just admire her work from afar. You can view her video on how this mirror image from the Animal Expedition DSP and Animal Friends Thinlits Dies is achieved.


Animal Expedition, animal outing, Petal Palette, Mirror Image, Stampin'Up!, Frenchie' Stamps,

and here's my makeover...


Her technique was amazing but I feel like Manfred Mann is singing "Blinded by the Light" to me! You are welcome for that earworm! and you won't understand if you don't watch the video!!

So, for my card, I used a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of the Animal Expedition DSP. I adhered it to a Whisper White card base. I used my retired Number of Years to stamp the sentiment and number on a scrap of Whisper White. The sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate and the number is stamped in Pineapple Punch. I cut it out with the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered it to the card front with Tombow glue. I adhered the rhinos with mini dimensionals. Because I used words on my card, I'm playing again at  Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge #27 doing Thing 3, babble babble!


 

I'm doing Thing 1 by gathering my stuff (yes, it is easier than folding a fitted sheet!) 

and Thing 3 by linking up to one of their previous partners Creative With Stamps #37


Now for the inside...

I cut the kangaroo out of the same DSP using another die from Animal Friends Thinlits. The Happy Birthday is cut from Mango Melody cardstock using the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die that is retiring in May. I wonder if this 2 year old boy will realize the baby in the pouch doesn't match the momma?

I'm also playing today at Dragonfly Dreams Include an Animal and at The Library Challenge 32 - All Creatures Great and Small where your card has to be based on the cover, title or story of the book the DT chose. I chose inspiration from the title as the rhinos is HUGE and the birds are tiny. Ssh, sneak on over to see what I mean.

I had so much fun creating this card and I thank Frenchie and all the challenges for the inspiration and opportunity to play. I also thank you, my readers and followers, for stopping by and hopefully leaving a comment!

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17 comments:

  1. I'm loving your rhinos and giraffe, fantastic card (at first I thought it was two cards, with the inside being another card - what a joy to open a card and see such fun on the inside). The paper is gorgeous too, I'm in love with that cute chameleon!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jane. When I photographed the inside, I thought the same same thing!

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  2. Totes Adorbs, Karen! This is going to be the hit of the birthday! And - yes. Thank you SOO much for that earworm.... ;)

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    1. thank you, Mary. You and I love to share earworms!

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  3. So sweet! Love the critters all over the paper, cute design! :)

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  4. Adorable card, Karen. Two year olds are so smart, he/she might realize the baby isn't the same as mama. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I agree that 2 year olds are smarter now than they were in our day.

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  5. GREAT cards! I love those rhinos. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

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  6. Lovely effect of sky and ground in your doggie card, Karen. I like the things you've done with Animal Outing, too. That's a set I enjoy using but don't use often enough.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan. I glad that you showed me an easier way to sponge circles!

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  7. I think using a birthday number always makes a card a bit special and I love your big yellow two with the twin rhinos - yes, these are great and the birds are small - well the whole card is great, actually! Thanks for joining The Library.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment, Marina.

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  8. Have never seen rhino stamps before and these are adorable. Love that you used the mirror image and a nice layout of your card. Thanks again for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Creative with Stamps. Love the inside of your card as well. So glad you have enjoyed our challenges and thanks for your support and great use of our clipart.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I appreciate your leaving such a nice comment.

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  9. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble's something, anything and everything challenge. I'm going to have to try the mirror image technique.

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