Thursday, June 29, 2017

G45 Safari Adventure #1 - Glossy Parrot Card

Hi, Friends......

I am attempting to post a few cards I made this month but didn't have the energy to blog! I made a series of Graphic 45 Safari Adventure cards for Unstampabelle's June challenge. They asked for a masculine card with the twist of Add an Animal....and, as always, for their challenges with No Stamping. It ends tomorrow so I thought I'd better get these posted!!! Yikes!!!

Are you like I am and tend to hoard those amazing Graphic 45 products???? Well, I have been doing a lot better about using the papers and journaling cards, but I get stymied when I try to add the other little doo-dads like the chippies and stickers. I decided for this series of cards, I would use some of those embellishments whether I knew the right way to do it or not!!   lol.... 

So with this card, I chose two of the small ephemera cards (I think these are designed for pocket scrapping, but I like them for fast card fronts!) and one of the chippies. I inked around the edges of the elements, tied a stray scrap of twine on the chippie, and added Glossy Accents to make the parrot really stand out. I LOVE MY G45!!!
Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Collection: Solids and Prints Cardstock, Ephemera Cards, Chipboard Diecuts
Distress Ink in Black Soot and Walnut Stain
Glossy Accents
Core'dinations Black Cardstock

Thank you for taking a look. I will be back with the others in this series a little bit later!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unstampabelles June Challenge #69 - To the Men in Our Lives w/ Twist of Add an Animal (no stamping)

2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
3. CARDZ-TV Mailbox Smiles Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
4. CARDZ-TV Card Crazy Crafters Challenge #4 - Anything Goes


  1. the cat did it!
    so funny!
    card is gorgeous!
    have a nice day

  2. Great use of the scrapbooking supplies. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

  3. Like you, I'm never quite sure how to use the stickers and chipboard elements from Graphic 45, but you seem to have discovered the secret! The inked edges add to a vintage, artsy look and really make the images look dimensional. Your Graphic 45 safari themed cards are the next best thing to riding through the savannah in a jeep!

  4. hello! what an amazing card, so many wonderful details...fabulous! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  5. Amazing as always and yes, I hoard! Thanks for thinking outside the box and making a card without using your stamps! Well done and welcome back to Unstampabelles. Hope to see you back again.


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