Jungle themed

Hi there. It’s been a few days since I last posted, due to several longer days at work, and working later, but I think I’ve made up for it with todays card. It isn’t what you would call ‘clean and simple’. It isn’t a single layered card. It looks as though I’ve chucked everything at it, doesn’t it? Let me explain…………..

I have been trying to get to grips with masculine cards, and saved a challenge theme to try from ‘Cardz 4 Guyz’ as the theme was Jungle Fun. I bought a bunch of metal stencils from Sweet Poppy at the Doncaster Racecourse craft show, which depicted wild animals, and haven’t played with them yet. This is only one of the stencils, and I am currently waiting for texture paste to dry on the others I have made.

This card is, obviously, using the Giraffe stencil. I used a Cosmic Shimmer texture paste – Chic Pumpkin – on top of black card. A base card of 7 inches square, to which I added a greeny/shimmery card slightly smaller which I had embossed with the Die’sire ‘Tumbling Leaves’ embossing folder. Once I added the giraffe, I played with the position thinking about adding more leaves, a sentiment, wondering what I would put where on the card, and decided to put things a little haphazardly on the card, slightly off kilter, giving an impression of wildness – maybe? Kinda? Sorta? That’s my thought process, anyway.

The sentiment is from Tonic, and I shadowed it with white. In hindsight – as there isn’t any other white on the card – maybe this wasn’t the right choice of colour………

The leaves added to the left of the card are from Sue Wilson – Finishing Touches – Mosaic Leaves. I use these a lot to add interest and dimension to a card, and I particularly like them when they aren’t flat. I have only glued the stems down, slightly bending the branches themselves so they don’t stick straight up, but lie along the card.

And again – away from the clean and simple – I added some bling. Who says a masculine card can’t have some bling? I added some goldy/coppery jewels as you can see. You can also see that I not knowing my colours today – goldy/coppery and greeny/shimmery. I think it’s a new trend…….

Here are the challenges I will entering this card into:

Cardz 4 Guyz – Jungle Fun

Always Fun Challenges – dry embossing (background)

Tuesday Throwdown – texture (background and texture paste)

Watercooler Wednesday – masculine/anything goes

Simon Says Stamp – bit of sparkle (gems)

Crafty Catz – more than two layers





32 thoughts on “Jungle themed

  1. This is fabulous! I love the style, texture, and overall feel of this card! Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week on Watercooler Wednesday!


  2. What a creative and wonderful masculine card you’ve shared. The giraffe is such a stately animal and he dominates in this card, even though the leaves and background offer lots of interest mixed colourings and Texture. It’s a grand card. Thanks so much for joining Judy’s Masculine anything goes challenge this week and linking up to our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.


  3. I love this card and the way you have put it together – what a great image that Giraffe is – we need more giraffes on cards! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week


  4. Where to start…. Your write up had me smiling from start to finish and nodding my head to the new color naming trend. Love the color palette you worked with, even the white which I think makes your sentiment stand out better than a coordinating color would have. I like the layout as lots of texture details and yet it’s not so cluttered my eyes can’t find a spot to “rest” on. This is a terrific card and I am so happy you stopped by the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week to share it. Look forward to seeing more.


  5. This is amazing, I also think the white cardstock shadow on the sentiment works really well and makes it pop. Really fab card x


  6. What a wonderful card! I’m very much into giraffes, anyway, so the image immediately grabbed my attention. I love the texture you’ve achieved by using that stencil and modelling paste. The colours look terrific against the black background. I think placing the leaves haphazardly certainly adds to the “wild” feel. Thanks so much for linking up to our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s