Sunday, May 20, 2012

Born To Be Wild

Hello.  I hope you enjoyed the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company blog hop last week and received lots of inspiration.

Today I am sharing a card I made, even with another migraine, for a couple of challenges.  I mean, when inspiration hits, I have to go with it even with the pain, or there's no sleeping off the headache for me.  My card was mainly inspired by the colors of the picture from this week's For Your Inspiration challenge.

Take a look - isn't this sunset just gorgeous?!  Keeping with the tropical theme, I pulled out some black and orange Stampin Up! card stock to go with my images from MFP's Big Cats stamp set.

Once I had my tiger stamped twice in memento tuxedo black onto snow storm smooth card stock, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and got to coloring before cutting one image out to pop up later and then stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges of the layered tiger.  Then I pulled out my cuttlebug leafy branch embossing folder and dry embossed the card before adding a strip from MFP's Safari Fabric Collection tied in a knot with a tiger charm.  My final embellishments were some Making Memories black baby brads and some Colorbok black metallic stickers before popping up the cut out tiger image.

This card also fits a couple of other challenges I discovered this last week before the migraine set in:

Just Inspirational #29 - inspired by animal globe
For Your Inspiration #30 - inspired by colors from above picture
Tuesday Throwdown #98 - fabric challenge

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Sunday!!

Stamps: MFP Big Cats
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Stampin Up! Black, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Fabric Strip, Tiger Charm, Thread, Making Memories Baby Brads, ColorBok Black Metallic Stickers, Glue Dots


  1. its a beauty! have a nice sunday!

  2. Way to use the colors~ Thanks for joining in with FYI!

  3. Awesome! Colors are fantastic.

  4. Wowie! this is Awesome! Love the bright vibrant colors and the bit of Animal print fabric! Great textures to! Love this! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

  5. WOW this is fabulous - love your coloring and choice of ribbon and love the embossed background! Thanks for playing at FYI!

  6. Love the colouring of your tiger and how well he blends with his jungle.

  7. WOW what an eye-catching card! I love the little tiger charm. So glad you joined us at FYI.

  8. Beautiful card ! Don't know how you do that with a migraine. Love the sentiment, goes so well with the image :)

  9. Wow! This is an amazing card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at FYI!