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Saturday 23 May 2015

Tiger Take Two!

Good morning all.

As promised here is hubby's birthday card from yesterday. He used to have a thing about tigers and even made himself a Readicut rug with a tiger's head on it before I met him.

Unintentionally it is very similar to the oldie I showed yesterday! I recently bought a tiger stencil with the aim to use it for his card but after two failed attempts I gave up and resorted to a CD image...luckily I chose a different image from the one on yesterday's card! Image is from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew CD and I've printed onto ice blue decoupage paper then matted and layered onto orange and black card. I do love the images on this CD.

Background has been embossed with the distress folder from Crafter's Companion then inked with DI. The inks used match the original colour scheme and as this part of the card was already made I couldn't add any more ink to it...and at this point I really couldn't be bothered to start again!!
Happy birthday sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, gemstone from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Seize the Birthday - anything goes
Time Out - grunge with twist embossing
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - world wildlife
Creative Card Crew - embossing wet or dry
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Oh La La Creations - pre-coloured image
We Love to Create - anything creative/mixed media goes


  1. Very regal & impressive. I like tigers too (in pictures anyway!) You did a marvelous job on the background. Looks great with this handsome cat. Off to see the one you shared yes'dy. TFS & Happy wkend.

  2. Brilliant card, Carol. I never saw something like this..! Perfect matting of tiger image on card. This is some unique gift for your husband !

  3. Gorgeous card. X

  4. Hi Carol, love yourcard the tiger is fab and great backing using the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope to see you again very soon. Jennifer DT member xx

  5. Beautiful card Carol that Tiger image is awesome such a majestic creature I love it I bet your hubby did as well.
    lorraine x

  6. Well I hope hubby had a great birthday and he was sure to be pleased with his card, this is a gorgeous one with the most handsome tiger image. Lovely embossing folder, subtle but effective, love it. Enjoy your weekend.

  7. This is gorgeous Carol, such a beautiful image and I love the sentiment die.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Sue xx

  8. Hi Carol, I am so behind in my comments, Just loving this awesome card...fab creation Carol, have a lovely weekend.
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  9. Fabulous image. I hope he had a great birthday.
    Linda xxx

  10. Stunning, I love the image and you have done him proud with the matting and layering. Elegant and sophisticated. So pleased you joined us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  11. This is just beautiful,lovely image.xxx

  12. Fabulous card Carol, I do like the image and I'm sur your hubby did too, hugs Kate x

  13. This looks really impressive. Great colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. This is gorgeous Carol I still have four pictures of Siberian tigers I bought years ago that I won't part with such fabulous creatures and I'm sure your hubby loved this huggles Sue xxx

  15. this is beautiful Carol and i'm sure your hubby loved it to bits! Hugs \rachel x

  16. A fabulous card Carol, great image. I hope hubby had a wonderful birthday.

  17. What a fantastic image, Carol - there is something mesmerising about tigers. I could look at them all day! Love the layers and embossing too. Thanks for sharing with us at Time Out :)

  18. What a lovely card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  19. Love this! We’re moving on Wednesday! I hope you’ve had a chance to visit the new blog and become a follower. If you haven’t had a chance yet, remember, it is a requirement to claim prizes at IDCB. If you have, thank you so much for your support and thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
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  20. Fab image Carol and so well displayed with all that great matting and layering.
    Thanks for joining us at Cardz4Guyz too. :)

  21. A belated Happy Birthday to your Hubby!
    I used to have a thing about tigers too! They look so magnificent!
    Your card is a stunner, I bet he was thrilled with it!
    Dawn xx

  22. Another beautiful tiger, love how you've matte and layered it.
    I hope your hubby had a lovely day?

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  23. Very regal and awesome Carol. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  24. What a beautiful design, Carol - tigers are one of my favourite wildlife animals. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys this time.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  25. Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

  26. What a handsome fellow! Beautiful card and the background is perfect. Michelle x

  27. A lovely creation - great work - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  28. Great image! Love the background too! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  29. Great card and I'm sure hubby loved it!! We really appreciate you joining us at Seize the Birthday and hope you will join us again soon!

  30. Very nice masculine card with a great image. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  31. Fabulous masculine card Thank you for entering our use a pre coloured image challenge at Ooh La La Creations Alli x


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