Sunday, April 20, 2014

DP-free at Pile It On

This week at Pile It On! we're challenging you to create your project without any DP (Designer Paper). You may make your own patterned paper, however.

We are sponsored this week by A Day for Daisies, and I was able to use their adorable Baby Giraffe:

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I've had the Poppy rubber stamp set by Sheena Douglass for many years, but it's fairly large so I haven't used it very often. But I thought it would be really fun with this image. Imagine a jungle of poppies! I stamped directly onto the printed image sheet, and colored everything with Copics. I added some detail with gel and glitter pens.

I used this lovely, large die for the card base and orange layer. It's actually a bright orange that I embossed and inked with a lighter orange chalk ink. The cloud was cut on my Silhouette Cameo using a cut file from Bird's Cards (thanks Bird, you always seem to have just what I'm looking for!) and I used a finger dabber to ink the edges with another chalk ink (VersaMagic). The sentiment rubber stamp was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-embossed with two orange powders. I added some bright orange Liquid Pearls to the outer border, and finished the card with some blingy flowers.

For the message section on the inside, I used a smaller die from the same set as the card base:

  1. Crafty Bloggers Network April Challenge: Die Cuts or Embossing
  2. Delightful Challenges: Include a flower
  3. Fab 'n' Funky #212: Flowers
  4. Get Inky! Challenge #12: Die Cuts
  5. Hiding in my Craft Room: Flowers
  6. Just B Creative Crazy: Linky Party Anything goes
  7. Party Time Tuesdays: Die Cuts
  8. Quick Quotes: Project with Stamping
  9. Red Rubber Inspirationals: Back to Nature
  10. Simon Says Stamp: Animals
Update: This was the Prize Winner for Get Inky! Challenge #12!

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. This is just adorable. So love the cheerful colouring and cute giraffe. Great circle design too.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Beautifully done inside and out!! Great colors too! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT host Inspirational #116

  3. This is SOOOOO cute, it just makes me smile! I love the colors you used and the big poppies, I think that totally works with the image, and that giraffe is too fun! :)

  4. wow... love the large poppies! love how you put them on a circle card. amazing card!

  5. Love this card!! I have to get this adorable giraffe - he is so sweet.

  6. This is a really cute card, the baby giraffe is really sweet and I love the way you did the inside.
    Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR.
    Sue - HIMCR DT

  7. Gorgeous zingy colours! Love that ADFD giraffe and so perfectly combined with the Sheena Douglass poppies! Thanks so much for joining us for this weeks Flower Power Challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. I wish you the best of luck! Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  8. This is a gorgeous card! I love the inside too.
    I can't find where you announced your winner. Can you tell me who won your prize for the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog hop please? Thank you. Edwina Brown

  9. Wonderful image and fabulous bright color combo! Thanks for playing along with the Animal Antics Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  10. Pretty colors and I like the non-traditional card shape. Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  11. Super cute and sweet. I love the vibrant colours you used. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT Member
    Lena’s Creations

  12. Beautiful card. It just makes me smile all over my face!! Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Quick Quotes!

  13. Love your beautiful card design! What a fun image!! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Designs!

  14. FUN card! I like your giraffe & it goes perfect with the poppy stamp you had. You did a wonderful job with the coloring, it is bright and cheerful. Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT Coordinator
    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

  15. This is adorable! Love that sweet giraffe and your coloring is wonderfully done.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Quick Quotes for our challenge this month!


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