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August 11, 2011

It's a Jungle Out There!

The challenge this week at Meljen's designs is to use black.  As soon as I saw the release this week, I knew what I wanted to do.  An unusual situation for me!  My daughter is leaving for school next week so I made this card for her.  She is moving into an apartment with a couple of friends and will have to wear her big-girl pants from now on!  She is quite nervous and I am nervous for her.

I used Safari Rhino from the new release.  He is colored using Prismacolor pencils and baby oil.  I found some pictures of animal prints on the internet and pasted them into word.  Then I put the sentiment on top of each of the animal prints before I printed it out so I could paper piece the sentiment.  To make that work, you have to make the background transparent.  There is a great tutorial on the Meljen's blog on merging images.  It explains how to make the background transparent if you have never done it before.  I cut a square of each of the animal prints and matted them with black cardstock. 

I don't usually finish the inside of a card until I know what I am going to use it for.  In this case I already know, so here is the inside.

It is important to me to let her know that her dad and I are always going to be there for her.

Card measures 5.25" x 5.25"
Viva Decor pearl pen-black
Ribbon from my stash


JayP said...

What a great card, I'm sure your daughter will love it!
And thanks for the link to the tutorial, you've done the paper pieceing perfectly!

Cheryl said...

Super cute! I love the mix of animal print papers and the map page on the inside.

Thank you for joining our “Use Black” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

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mforquer said...

This is wonderful! I love the paper you chose and the sentiment inside! It's perfect with this image! Always love seeing your designs sweety! Thanks for joining us again this week at Meljen's!

Sprytebyrd said...

This is gorgeous, Rae Ann! Thanks for playing along at Meljen's this week and it's great to have you a guest this month, as well!
Hugs! Dee