April 09, 2017

Safari Friends Papers

Hi Everybody,

Last week I did a video using the free gift with  Papercraft Essentials 145 - Safari Friends  and I created a background for the card that was made in the film

But inside the magazine is the chance for you to download six free papers that will compliment the stamps. There are three with Zebra prints on the left ... some have roses on them then there is a grass pattern and the other two are giraffe markings in two different shades

Using these papers and the stamps plus a few embellishments from my stash I have made some cards

For this one I have used the Zebra Print with the roses and it is a 5x7

 I have made into a more feminine design with the  addition of some lace and ribbon to the pattern,

The sentiment and frame are from the free gift with another magazine that I also featured last week
This one is more male themed with both the Giraffe papers layered on top of each other.

I distressed the edges and then inked it with Antique Linen and wrapped the edge of it with string.

The little paw prints are dotted around the front and I added the Lion and Tiger to the sentiment panel

On this card I again used two papers and layered them together.

I stamped the branches onto the background and then fussy cut some of the grass and added it in two payers onto the bottom of the card with foam between the layers

The Giraffes neck has been cut so that I could extend it and add the sentiment

The sentiment divides the two papers here and has been added with foam pads underneath to give dimension

I have used silver mirror card to back the Zebra Paper.

I used a 160 GSM smooth paper to print the papers onto as that gives a better feel to them and layers better as you make the card.

The magazine is on sale in the shops and supermarkets now or direct from this link ...
and the papers are free to download. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, four fab. cards today made with nearly just the papers.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Great card-lovely to have more ideas using the stamps.


  3. Good Morning Christina :) Wonderful fun cards this morning. Enjoy your day. Big Hugs.

  4. Hi Christina
    Four lovely cards and thanks for giving us some more inspiring ideas
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xx

  5. Great ideas. I always have a problem with busy backgrounds. I really like the idea of the zebra pattern with the lace. It works really well.
    Have a wonderful day

  6. What a great use of the free download papers. Love what you have produced with them. Thank you Christina.

  7. Lovely cards Christina. The lace and ribbon certainly softens the zebra paper which would be very overpowering otherwise. X

  8. Hi Christina, cute cards and there seems to be so much in the magazine, thank you for sharing x x x


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