Sunday 3 June 2018

The Paper Players 396 - Design Team Card

LeAnne's sketch challenge last week at The Paper Players drew out some spectacular cards and it was a pleasure to comment on them ... and much harder to choose just one as a Cut Above. Let's see what you do with Joanne's animal theme challenge this week.

I'm not a great one for animal stamps but at On Stage in April, everyone who attended was given a set called Animal Outing. It features some great critters and some useful sentiment that make it very versatile. There's also a set of dies and some DSP that complete the suite. I chose to use the rhinoceros and his little friend to make a pair of baby cards. I don't make many baby cards but when I do either do a pair, like this, or a trio (male, female, neutral).

They're a simple design but I like the texture that comes from the background embossing and the fabulous Burlap background stamp which I stamped then used like a strip of DSP.

The thing I like the most about this card is the rhinoceros. I set myself a little challenge to do some watercolour pencil work and I'm pleased with how this pair turned out.

We'd love to see what animal you choose and what you do with it. Pop over to The Paper Players and see what the rest of the team have done, then join in with us with your own animal card.

Here's a quick reminder of the rules at The Paper Players.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
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  1. Jan, what a fabulous set of cards! That little rhino is so cute and your coloring is fantastic! That burlap background stamp is great. Now, I want one! LOL! Love the scalloped frame and the sentiment, too! Your rocked this challenge! Have a fantastic week, My Friend! XX

  2. Adorable....I love the Burlap piece and your wonderful coloring...I neglect those watercolor pencils! FUN!

  3. Great set of the embossed backgrounds!

  4. Whether in blue or red, this rhino is super cute and so beautifully colored! Really nice!!
    Rosi x

  5. Your watercoloring pencil is fabulous and what an adorable pair of baby cards. Love that burlap stamp - it's so realistic looking! Every time I visit your blog I want to shop LOL! Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  6. What a cute rhino, with the little bird perched on his horn! Your coloring is just perfect, too. What a great set of baby cards, Jan.

  7. Jan... love this new animal set from SU... so cute! And your coloring is flawless as always!

  8. Fabulous, Jan! Great coloring on these sweet rhinos--who would've thought rhinos could be sweet AND cute! Love your use of the burlap stamp--I thought it was new DSP. Great job!

  9. I love both of these Jan and am rather in awe of your skills with the watercolouring pencils - I think I need more practice with mine! I love the stitched border and the scalloped layer, along with the burlap print and textured background. Lots of small details that make for two fabulous cards!

  10. Jan - these are wonderful. That burlap background is fabulous and I agree with Joanne, wonderful job coloring, them! Hugs