Saturday, June 2, 2012

Wildlife Reserve


Hi everyone! It's that time of year again... the family is gearing up for a HUGE garage sale next weekend so we've been combing the house to see what to get rid of this year. We've already hauled one truck load to my in-laws and it doesn't seem like anything has left the house, funny how that works! There's a bunch of birthdays coming up in the family next month so I'm also working on getting some cards ready to go. This is a birthday card I made for one of the guys in the family.


The image used on today's card is from the Wildlife Reserve rubber stamp set by Stampin' Up.  My husband really likes this set so every now and then I make a bear card to get some use out of it.  The other animal images in the set are very small so I never know what to do with them.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Wildlife Reserve (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Brown and Green Cardstock (Bazzill), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Barrel and Stoked Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Hang 10 Collection)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Copics B0000, YG93, YG95, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Sponge, Small Copper Brads, Jute Twine (Papertrey Ink), Deckled Edge Scissors (Fiskars), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

38 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Karen. Oh wow, this is fabulous and such a brilliant card. Love the image, the different layers of paper and colours. A perfect card for a male.
Thanks for joining in at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Beate said...

Gorgeous masculine card, Karen! I love the image, the layout, the papers....everything!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

cebelica said...

Great card! I'm sure the person who will receive it will like it! Hugs! xx

Tonya H said...

Karen, I love your card. The colors are great and I love that bear. I always find masculine cards hard to create. You did an outstanding job on yours! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments.

Stamps and Paper said...

HI Karen...what a great card just love that bear and your card plan...you are so lucky as your SU catalogue is much bigger than ours in the UK....
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments...

Anne

AllisonG said...

You did an awesome job coloring this and turned out a fantastic masculine card!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I love your card,your brown bear is wonderful and so is your crafting. janex

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great guys card, Karen, are there really bears in your neighbourhood??
The card is very nice, I thank you for becomming my follower, and thanks for your nice comments on my blog, I really like your style too I admire the way you play with different papers it makes always such a beautifull background!!!

Geetings from Belgium and have a nice weekend!!!

Maria

Jac said...

Beautiful card that's a fab image and coloured beautifully, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fantastic. I love the layout and the image. TFS.

jimlynn said...

Karen, this is a wonderful card for a guy! LOVE that image and all the paper you put with it. Of course, I'm loving the twine on here too! Great!
Lynn

pinky said...

Amazing card Karen! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
Pinky

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Karen~
Love this masculine card! Great layering, papers, and the grizzly is adorable... great colouring...

Sandra H said...

This card is beautiful Karen and as always a stunning finish:)x

arjette said...

Oohhh what an awesome card, soooo beautiful!!!!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and thank you for becoming a follower!! I became yours too!

gr. arjette.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful masculine card, the LO with the wonderful DP's make your fabulous image pop! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin this Karen!!~

Adrian said...

Great job, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Sue Nicholson said...

Smashing male card, like your layout. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers Sue N x

Pop's Cards said...

morning sweetie, I love the colour you have used on this fabulous creation, big hugs love Pops x x x

Laura said...

Hi Karen, what a fabulous card! You're so good at male cards! I'm jealous. Great image and the colours match perfectly.
Laura xx

Faye said...

Karen, this is a wonderful and stylish male card. The rich colours are fab too. Have a great Sunday. xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous card Karen.
I am so in awe of anyone who can master the art of 'male' cards, and this one is fantastic! A great image and perfect colours...love it.

Hugs Elaine xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is really stunning, I love the bear image and the colours and layout look fab. I tried to follow your blog but blogger has decided it's not going to let me today so will pop back another time to follow
Lindsay xx

Louise said...

Wow beautiful card and gorgeous card design,thank you for the lovely comments on my blog.
Louise xx

TRACEY MO said...

This is a great man card brilliant image great colours & love the papers you have used
Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Tracey DT

Donna Mosley said...

This is wonderful Karen, the image is amazing and I love the design.

Donna x

Amy said...

Awesome card- Thanks for playing at CTO! :)Amy

Elise said...

HI Karen! What a perfect Male card! Love the vintage/rustic feel to this .. so beautiful!

Hugs,
Elise

Alyce said...

Hi Karen sweetie! Sorry it has taken me so long to get to your blog...I have been so swamped! But thank you for all of your lovely comments :D I absolutely love this!What amazing colouring and papers...such an amazing card! :)

Gitte said...

Wauw what a beautiful card.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Karen!
It's been too long since I've stopped by your blog. I loved browsing through your beautiful cards today. You have such a gift for card making and design, thanks for the inspiration!
Have a great day!
Jan

Esther said...

Wonderful masculine card!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, love the colours and the proper bear image.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

luv

Debby

jackid said...

Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
Jacki xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful card and a perfect card for a man! hugs, Marlies

Alessandra said...

Karen, this is fantastic!!!! Such a wonderful card, I love it!!
xx, Alessandra

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this image- and love the color combo you put together- My hubby would love this!!!