Hello everyone! Looks like Spring has arrived here in the Rocky Mountain area and I'm ready for a visit to the zoo!
I have always been an avid recycler and I like to save beautiful images of animals from magazines instead of just throwing them in the recycling bin when I am done reading the magazine. Now what do I do with them? Creative Impressions has some beautiful Animal Print Twills which I knew would coordinate beautifully with my photos, so I decided to make some cards with them.
I started off by adhering the images to card stock for added strength. Then I set to work making a variety of cards.
I was pretty happy with the basic cards, but they just needed something to make them pop! Here is the before giraffe card I made with the sentiment "What's Up in Your Neck of the Woods?"
This card is cute, but just doesn't "pop". Now let's add some Creative Impressions Giraffe Print Twill:
What a difference! I am happy with the card now.
Now to create a card with a zebra. I made a joy fold card:
Now the inside of the card:
Again, the card is a bit plain. Here it is with the addition of the Zebra Print Twill, two Primary Metal Rounds and a black Mini Round.
Now the card is more interesting.
Finally, I made another joy fold card using a cheetah on the front. Sorry I forgot to take a before picture. I really love what the Cheetah Print Twill did for this card!
I know all you animal lovers will tell me one image is a leopard and one is a cheetah....I love mixing them up and the twill goes well with both animals!
Next time you see some lovely images of wild animals in a magazine, don't throw them in the recycling bin! Cut them out, adhere to card stock, make a lovely card and add some Creative Impressions Animal Print Twills! Beautiful!