Adventure Ahead

I so love realistic wildlife stamps, they are an awesome choice for creating masculine cards.  I am a little bummed though,  I so wanted to share this complete stamp set with you. When I created this card... this stamp set was still available in limited quantities.  Sadly, it is now sold out!

I am so thankful for the sketches at Mojo Monday.  I was in a time crunch to complete this card...and the ever so helpful measurements at Mojo Monday helped my card come together quickly.  Here is a look at the original sketch design-

My card is pretty basic. A few layers with papers from the Hawthorn Paper Collection, which is still available. I heat embossed my elk image and colored with Copics. I then fussy cut and applied to my layered circles. No frills, but perfect for a masculine card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
CC61932 Wild and Free Stamp Set-retired
X7249B Hawthorn Paper Collection
X6034 Sangria Cardstock
Brown Cardstock-Unknown
Colonial White Cardstock-Retired
Z8003 Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Stamp Pad
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Fishtail Dies-MFT
Circle Stax Dies-MFT
Copic Markers-E31, E33, E35, E81

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge-Anything Goes w/ Colored Image
Heart 2 Heart-Full Circle
Incy Wincy Designs-Animals
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Such beautiful work with lots of texture. So glad you shared with us at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

  2. What a fantastic card you have made. Know what you mean about realistic animal images being brilliant for those sometimes hard to make male cards. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

  3. Wonderful color choices, love the image and coloring. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy challenge.
    Billie A
    Colour Crazy Challenge

  4. Beautiful! I love the colours and textures of the papers, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  5. Such a fabulous card! So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!

  6. Love this card!! I am always in need of masculine cards and this one is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart.

  7. I am loving this design! All the guys in my family would enjoy getting this card in the mail. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Heart2Heart. Please come back this week to see what challenges we have for you. I can't wait to see what you create! ☕💙MissC


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