Tuesday, 20 July 2021

In The Wild Suite - three very different looks

Stampin Up In The Wild Suite card ideas

I have some more wild projects for you today, featuring one of my favourite suites in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue, In The Wild. I had a lovely afternoon playing with this Suite, using stamped images and those cut out from the Designer Series Paper. The result was three very different projects.

The first one is one for the avid crafters, with lots of products to create a time-heavy card. Fun to make and, I hope, fun to receive.

I cut the cats out from the In The Wild Designer Series Paper – the sitting tiger was done by hand, but there’s a die for the standing cat. But wait... the die is the wrong way round!

Stampin Up stamping craft tip
If your die fits but the image is reversed, simply hold up the paper to a window or other light source and tape the die in place using washi or masking tape.

Stampin Up In The Wild Suite card ideas

The tigers are set against a Soft Succulent background which I have embossed using one of the Greenery Embossing Folders. I ran the cardstock through twice to get the foliage in different areas – if you look closely you’ll see a faint line from the edge of the embossing folder. But I work on the theory that if anyone looks that closely at a handmade card, they don’t deserve a card!

Stampin Up In The Wild Suite card ideas

The tigers are framed by the very wonderful Diorama Dies. These are brilliant and, while they instantly conjure up seascapes, they provide an unusual frame for all kinds of images. There’s just a hint of Evening Evergreen showing to give it depth, then the top layer was created using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, a favourite of mine as it has lots of really useful neutral designs. Psst, it’s also 15% until 2nd August!

I’ve even used the smallest Diorama Die to create an unusual layer for the sentiment – you don’t just have to use the outer piece, the inners are useful, too. 
Stampin Up In The Wild Suite card ideas

My second card is much simpler and showcases one of my favourite sheets of In The Wild Designer Series Paper (also 15% off until 2nd August!). I’ve used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a frame, although if you don’t have anything similar you could cut a Very Vanilla layer and lay it on top of the Designer Series Paper instead. 
Stampin Up In The Wild Suite card ideas

The tiger is stamped in Crushed Curry and Cinnamon Cider; it’s very easy to line up. Then the foliage is stamped and/or die-cut from Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen, two of my favourite new In Colors. 
Stampin Up In The Wild Suite card ideas
Finally I wanted to try something very different and wondered if I could create a snow leopard using this amazing Wild Cats stamp set. For the body of the cat, I used Smoky Slate, but soon discovered that I would have to stamp off (onto scrap paper first) not once but twice to get the pale image I was looking for. On top of that I stamped in Gray Granite. 
Stampin Up In The Wild Suite card ideas

I used the lovely Tasteful Label dies for my greeting, which I stamped using Biggest Wish.

The strips are created using the Animal Print embossing folder; I just ran it through once and sliced it into three. Alternatively, you could cut your strips then run them all through at the same time, as they fit in the embossing folder. 
I hope you love the In The Wild Suite as much as I do and, even if you don’t, I hope these projects have warmed you to it a little. Which one is your favourite? I had lots of fun creating them and hope to have time to play with again sometime soon... although my new pre-order products beckon!

Stampin Up In The Wild Suite card ideas

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  1. Ooh, I love the snow leopard one!!! I have this suite but I haven't even inked it up yet. Thank you for the inspiration, all three cards are beautiful!

    1. Thank you! I really think this set needs to get more love - we need to get sharing on social media, blogs and Pinterest until everyone sees the light :)


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