Monday, 17 November 2014

In the jungle

I made this card using a jungle themed stamp set from Woodware and a philodendron leaf punch, which I think is also a Woodware one. I punched the leaves from an assortment of shades of green card, adding veins with a white gel pen.

To make the card, I cut a 6" x 12" piece of white card and scored it at 2", 4", 8" and 12", then folded the sides back and out, rather like a back to  front gatefold card. I stamped and embossed the frogs and lizard on the centre panel then stamped leaves all around to cover the white space - the idea is to have them peeping out from the undergrowth rather than being a major feature of the card. Then I used a dimensional adhesive to stick the leaves down the sides of the cards and rear flaps, taking care not to let any overhang at the top or bottom of the card. This way the card will still stand, and will fit in a 6" square envelope.

Finally I stamped, embossed and coloured  another frog and the butterflies and dragonflies, adding lots of glitter to the dragonfly wings. While I was cutting them out, I wondered to myself why so many crafty representations of dragonflies include long antennae? Dragonflies don't have long antennae, those eye-like bulges on their heads are the antennae. So these must be the rare double-antennaed jungle dragonfly!




folded flat (ish) for posting
 
I am sharing this with the following challenges:
Make My Monday - Glitter
Craft Room Challenge - Anything 3D
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Ooh La la creations challenge - More than one fold

13 comments:

Hayley Kew said...

WOW! I have a little guy who would LOVE LOVE LOVE this card :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More! We sure hope we will see you around again soon :)

Barb Ghig said...

So creative...I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

Anne said...

What a fun and clever take on more than one fold Jane! That philodendron leaf is fab, looks like it will be useful for all sorts of things
Thanks for playing along at Ooh La La Creations
Anne
Ooh La La Design Team

Jacqueline said...

So cool - it must have taken forever to make those leaves! I love it - thanks for playing along this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Gorgeous idea Jane, so fabulous and bright.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

Dawn Lancaster said...

Jane, I love your jungle card! So full of lots of fantastic details to look at!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Joan said...

Super card!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan dt

sue card maker said...

What a great card love it thank you for joining us at OLL Challenge Susan DT xx

Debi said...

Jane, this is so refreshingly fun! love all the funky jungle colours you've used and all that dimension! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi xxx

Christi Conley said...

This is just SO adorable! I like the cute little froggies the best and I learned something about the rare crafty dragonflies we all have! Thank you for entering our 3D challenge at Craft-Room Challenges ~ Christi

CheerDown said...

Fabulous tropical card thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations
Alli x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous creation Jane.
Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday glitter challenge.
Fliss x

Dorothy said...

This is lovely, great use of the Wooodware Jungle set