Friday, April 19, 2013

What's Up?

Happy Friday, Everyone! 

Hope you had a good week!  I've had a busy week cleaning/organizing to prepare for our move-- blarg.  I did, however, have a little bit of time to make a card for this week's Lawnscaping Challenge

I was inspired by one of the recent Lawn Fawn videos on partial die cutting.  I've tried to do it before, but it never turned out very well.  Kelly Marie gives a lot of useful tips in her video, so it's definitely worth checking out if you haven't already seen it.  

Here's my card using partial die cutting: 

I used Lawn Fawn's Critter's in the Savanna and the matching dies for this card.  I started by partial die cutting the giraffe's head so that he could be extra tall.  The rest of his body is stamped directly on the card.  I used a cloud die to hide his dismembered body :)  I filled the rest of the scene in with other critters, the tree from the same set, and colored them with copics.  I then printed my custom sentiment from the computer and die cut a cloud around it.  

Of course when it comes to wild animals, I've had plenty of inspiration.  Exhibit A: Audie's new favorite perch.  This wonderful little storage item was made by my sweet Dad for Christmas.  It holds all my inks and punches and sits right on my desk for easy access.  I don't think this is what Dad had in mind when the term "dual purpose" is thrown about.  Not that Audie is bothered by this--he looks quite comfortable, doesn't he?  Almost as though he's pointing with his tail at a particular ink he wants me to use... No Audie, a splash of Pumpkin Pie is NOT what this card needs.  Or are you hungry?  Is that what you're trying to say?  It's going to be long wait for Thanksgiving...

Here's one last photo of my card--the one with the best behaved "wild" animals in my house: 


Thanks so much for stopping by! 



  1. This is so sweet! I love the dimension with the grass in the foreground, the layered clouds and, of course, the giraffe!

  2. How fun is that giraffe! So creative and your little scene is adorable!

  3. That is so adorable! I love the giraffe peeking out! And Audie found a beautiful place to perch :)

  4. Hehe... love how you extended the giraffes neck..... brilliant card. love all the details :0)

  5. Wow! Wow! Wow!! This is AWESOME!! Love this wildlife scene!!
    And that loooooong neck!!! So clever!!
    Happy weekend, Lizzy!! Good luck with the packing/organizing!!

  6. This is AWESOME from beginning to end!! It's a show stopper for sure!

  7. LOVE! This is so adorable!! Thanks for playing with us at lawnscaping!

  8. Super adorable for sure! Love it pops off the page!

  9. That giraffe is FANTASTIC! What a great idea! Love, love, love it!

    Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping!

  10. this makes me smile!! super duper cute. love the scene you created. fabulous card, Lizzy!

  11. Ha...!! Cute giraffe..! Adorable scene. Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping challenge..

  12. This is amazing!!! I'm a scene cards lover and you rocked this one!! Love the tall giraffe and the mix with die cuts, so so cute!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping! :)


Many thanks for each and every thoughtful comment! Your feedback is genuinely appreciated--I only hope you enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy your comments!

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