I decided to play with my embossing paste on this card. I mixed a few drops of Gray Granite re-inker into a pile of embossing paste for the background. I also created the mask for the background by using the stones die from the Animal Friends dies.
For the first card at my last Cookies & Cards class, we made a recessed panel card using the Animal Outing stamp set and Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper. Since the animals were cut from the paper and I only had one pack there are two versions.
Today’s card is a little different, I didn’t use exclusively new products nor exclusively Stampin’ Up! products. The patterned paper is from October Afternoon, I got a pack of 25 in a warehouse sale over 5 years ago and I’m still working through it. The “Happy Birthday” on the front is from Cherry Chat that retired in 2007, sometimes you just need to pull out some old stamps set and show them some love. On the inside I used Animal Outing and Beautiful Bouquet. For the card I followed these instructions from Ruza’s Craft Corner.