Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog - Jungle Fever

WOW!  August 1st already?  Where is the time going?

Welcome Back Friends!
Today I'm sharing a few fun cards created for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

My first card to share is this adorable little Lion!

Here I have used the Stampendous Lion Stamp & Die Set.
Stampendous - Stamp/Die Set - Lion

I used Tim Holtz distress inks and a small sponge to create the background colored panel.  To be quite honest, I wasn't sure how this circle die was going to die cut so I actually cut it on a scrap panel of white card stock then when I realized it didn't cut out just the circle, I grabbed a little larger scrap of white card stock, sponged the background colors and popped up my die cut panel using Thermoweb 3D foam squares.
Thermoweb - 3D Foam Squares - White .5" 88/Pkg

Tucking this adorable little lion in between to create my scene.

For my second card 

I've used another adorable Stampendous stamp/die set called 'Giraffe'.

Stampendous - Stamp/Die Set - Giraffe

This time, after die cutting my Giraffe circle panel from black card stock, I used the Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Circles to create my focus panel. 
Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles
 I've actually die cut my first circle panel from white card stock so I could create the background scene.  I popped up my black circle panel, and popped up this cute giraffe.

Behind my black circle panel, I've turned the white scalloped circle panel just slightly to create the illusion of matting.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #197 - 3+ Layers
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #437 - Furry Friends
Crafting Happiness Challenge #7 - Animals
2 Crafty Critter August Challenge - ATG w/critters
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - ATG

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  1. The lion card is adorable but I really love the giraffe ones as they are just so bright and colorful! Well done Missy!

  2. Both cards are FABULOUS...funny I was just looking at these stamps/dies this CUTE!!

  3. So cute cards!!! Beautiful designs!! My fav is the giraffe!!

  4. These are adorable! I especially love the giraffe! The coloring is fabulous.

  5. Oh, wow! These are so stinkin' cute! I love both designs. They are super adorable and sure to bring smiles! You did a great job of coloring them too!

  6. Oh these two are just too cute, I love how you framed them both, such darling scenes and terrific coloring!

  7. You've created a great pair of cards Darlene. Love that giraffe, nicely coloured. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  8. Oh my gosh! These cards are ADORABLE! I love them!! Those circles with the silhouette dies of leaves or trees are really cool. I'm so jealous. I want to live in your craft room. LOL Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Crafting Happiness Challenge. Hope you'll share more of your projects.
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  9. Hi Darlene, your colours are very African and the black diecut frames it nicely. So glad you shared with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  10. Ack! I believe I just mentioned cute critters in my previous comment... See what I mean? I LOVE these cards!

  11. Both cards are super cute and fun. The animals are adorable and I love the colourful papers you used. So bright and cheerful. Love them both!
    Have a great day.
    Big hugs,
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

    You were one of the lucky winners from Challenge #197 3+ layers at the Crafty Gals Corner!
    Please visit the blog to claim your prize :)


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