Sunday, 24 February 2013

Out of Africa for Dad

My safari with Zoo Review continued today as I made a card for the new challenge at Addicted to CAS. The cue word is Masculine. These are the hardest cards to make for me, simply because I don't usually see the potential in either the stamps or the paper but with Zoo Review it's pretty obvious.

I started with Naturals Ivory cardstock, which is quite yellow in colour I think- it was the right neutral for the very 'African' themed card I wanted to make. I cut a piece of mountboard ( to give dimension to my card) and covered it in animal print decopage paper  I stamped three images from Zoo Review and placed these on top, after layering them onto kraft card.  Some score lines stop this panel from floating in space on the card.  The 'Dad' is simply inked up die cut letters, made from grunge paper to add depth. The inks I have used are all naturals too.
My Dad never went on safari, and at nearly 80 years of age I don't think he's up for it but I know he would have loved to- may be my card will make up for that.


  1. This is fabulous Louise. I love the use of the neutral and the animal print. Your Dad will love this and he can dream!!

  2. I love this card - great for a man. I definitely need to have this set! - Jacqueline xx

  3. I love this, Louise! Perfect card for your dad and terrific layout and use of that stamp set. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

  4. Your zoo review animals are fab for a Dad card. x

  5. Such a gorgeous card and beautifully stamped, love the design her. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATCAS and good luck.



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