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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wild For You - CASology Week #202 + Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Animal Magic)

This week's challenge over at CASology is rather simple ... Masculine!

If you're a bit like me, your inside voice just said "yeah, right!". Masculine cards are definitely a challenge for me!

But that didn't stop me from wanting to play along this week, so as soon as I got home I rummaged through my stamp collection and immediately focused on this Deep Red image. Well, that's fine & dandy, but then I had to go on another search & destroy mission to find an appropriate sentiment (you should see my craft room now - ha!). This little gem was hidden away in an old bin of stamps I purchased back when I began this little hobby, and my card idea took hold. I also reacquainted myself with some fabulous stamps I own that I've completely forgotten about :-)

A strip of Basic Grey leopard print DP coordinates with the embossing folder I used on the kraft panel to form the base of my card.

I inked up my stamp image with Distress Vintage Photo, then added black ink lightly with a sponge dauber. The image was then cut with a stitched square die and mounted on black cardstock. The sentiment panel was accented top & bottom with a stitch design to give it a bit of interest.

This week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge also fits the bill for this card: Animal Magic. And since my leopard definitely plays nice, I'm going to send him over there to play along with all the other "animal" creations ;-)

This is the perfect card for my DH this weekend as he celebrates both his Birthday as well as Father's Day!


Stamps: Deep Red Leopard; Michael's Dollar stamp sentiment
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Dies; My Favorite Things Basic Stitch Lines Die-namics


  1. What a perfectly, coordinated masculine card with the leopard, embossed folder, leopard paper and colors. Very manly! lol And of course the sentiment is perfect for this too! I'm sure your DH is going to love it!

  2. Fabulous guy card...love your wonderful embossed background!

  3. Love the wild theme that you chose! Really awesome! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Animal Magic” Challenge! Well done!

  4. So cool, Susi ... what a wonderful image ... fabulous with all the leopard themed texture and dimension! Happy Birthday to your DH! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Love the tie in between the image and the background! BTW, I live in Toronto (near Yorkdale!) - great to 'meet' you! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week, Susi!

  6. Love how you carried the theme throughout various details in your card Susi. Fabulous leopard image. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!


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