Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Moxie Fab Horizontal Sketch Challenge

This challenge was so much fun! I had ordered the It's a Zoo stamp set from CTMH a month or so ago for another project I'm working on, but the animals are just perfect for this card.

I stamped each of the animals on white cardstock, and then used a 1" square punch on the monkey, giraffe, and lion to get the parts I wanted for the cages. The alligator I just trimmed around.

For the cages, I used a 1" punch, and then centered that square in a 1 1/4" punch to get the frame. I cut tiny, little slivers of cardstock for the bars (I had debated painting some toothpicks or hemp, but decided this would be the easiest way to do it). Then I ran a strip of tombow mono adhesive on the top and bottom of the cage. This allowed me to reposition the bars until I got the spacing right.

The hubby and I spent a lot of time discussing what the card should say. In the end we settled on this, and the inside of the card reads "We'll Miss You!!!" I think it's a great new job/moving/retirement card.

Hope you enjoy it!

And if you want to play along, you have until September 19th to submit your version of the sketch. For all the details, follow this link: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/08/horizontal-sketch-challenge-in-card.html

CTMH Products Used:
Stamps: It's a Zoo
Inks: Chocolate, Honey, Autumn Terracotta, Topiary
Papers: White Daisy, Black


  1. Love this card. My grandson's birthday is next week and this gives me some great ideas.

  2. Oh my gosh! I adore this!! How super clever and cute!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog today. Your kind words mean the world to me!

  3. Hey Miriam! Thanks for linking this up to the Horizontal Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)