Friday, February 25, 2011

CSS Alumni Animal Kingdom Challenge!!!

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to the CSS Alumni blog hop!!  If you have arrived from Linda's blog you are on the right track, if not be sure to stop by Stamp TV to start from the beginning!!!
For this hop we are playing tribute to the animal kingdom!!  Fun!!  I chose to use my Nesting set, I love the whole set but this owl is what sold me!!  A very simple card, I heat embossed the owl, dry embossed the bottom portion of the top ivory panel, scored lines above and below the banner and added nail heads in the top corners.  Melissa is next in the hop, be sure to stop by her beautiful blog!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Gina K Nesting
Paper:  Gina K Ivory & Moonlit Fog
Ink:  Versamark
Tools/Accessories:  Black Nail Heads, Black Embossing Powder, Foam Tape, Argyle Embossing Folder

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120 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Lori! I love the embossed background and the wonderful owl!

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  2. Lori- this is a wonderful CAS card! Great job my friend!

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  3. Awesome!! Love the black and white!!

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  4. Pretty, pretty - I love that you the owl is the outstanding element!

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  5. Gorgeous, Lori. I love the black and white and the design you created with this set.

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  6. Great card Lori - your own is striking in the B&W! Well done my friend.

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  7. Lori your card is so beautiful!! I love the elegant B&W!!

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  8. Such a pretty clean design Lori!! Love the way the black just pops and great embossing!

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  9. Beautiful card - love that owl too!!

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  10. Love the classic look of black & white, nicely done.

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  11. This is so striking in black & white!

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  12. Simply stunning, Lori! LOVE it! I need to CASE this to send to my mom! :)

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  13. What a beautiful CAS card. I love the simple layout and the simple, elegant color combo. Gorgeous results!

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  14. Like the partial use of embossing folder.

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  15. Love the black and whiteand your use of the embossing folder.
    crafty teacher

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  16. Beautiful CAS design, Lori! So elegant!

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  17. Hi lori!! oh wow!! this card is awesome!!! what a perfect color combo for this image!! I would have NEVER thought of that!

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  18. Simple and ellegant! And nice looking Owl!

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  19. your card is a HOOT! loved the design and color combo. plain but very elegant.

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  20. WOnderful CAS card! I love that owl!

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  21. Outstanding card. I love the black and white.

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  22. Beautiful card!



    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Great job on the card. Simple and elegant.

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  24. ...just owl simple is THIS!! so simple and clean lines...

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  25. very majestic looking

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  26. And the wise old owl says "Great Card"!

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  27. That is an elegant card done in black and white. I am challenged by your card to try the black and white. it is aweseome
    Hugs Cathy

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  28. Love the Black and White great combination.

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  29. Great black and white. Works so wonderfully with the owl.
    Marcie

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  30. Beautiful Black & White card! They can be so stunning!

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  31. Beautiful card--love the monochromatic design!

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  32. Beautiful CAS card but lots of detail.

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  33. Beautiful CAS card but lots of detail.

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  34. lovely card, love the black and white combo.

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  35. beautiful card...love the black and white and the embossing is a very nice touch...tfs

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  36. Love the simplicity of your card. Lovely!

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  37. What an elegant owl! I love the CAS design of this card. Black and white are perfect choices.

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  38. Beautiful card Lori, very elegant.

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  39. Ruth Sloan,

    Loved the black and white and the background

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  40. very effective card. simple but beautiful

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  41. Love this cas card very nice!! Love the owl too! RosieG(gramig05)

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  42. That owl certainly makes a wonderful CAS card! Gorgeous!

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  43. Love this card, Lori. I love the embossing and simplicity of the layout.

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  44. That is such a nice card. The way you used colors (or the lack of) made such a nice card.

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  45. Lori -LOVE your color scheme - and the owl - very pretty~ Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Love your card. Clean and simple yet very striking. Thanks.

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  47. Such a cute owl! Love the black & whites!

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  48. This looks so elegant in black & white Lori. I love the embossing and the brads in the corners provide such a nice balance.

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  49. love it! very classy card!
    sandyh

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  50. Simple and elegant - love the simplicity of two colors. The embossing is a nice touch!

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  51. Really super black and white card - the owl looks so cool and collected. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Simple and classy! Would make a great "guy card"!

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  53. I really like the elegant simplicity of this card and the dry embossing makes it perfect for a masculine recipient.

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  54. Owls are always good to have in a stamp collection. Your card--I like the bottom part. I thought at first you had cuttlebugged it. Thanks for sharing :)

    I don't know where to go to see who is the winner of the wonderful stamp set for doing this Animal Kingdom hop. Please let me know--I've looked all over for the list of winners. Who knows, I might be there .

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  55. Black and white always adds yp to classy. Very nice!

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  56. Love the owl. Black & white is always so refreshing to me. Great job.

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  57. what sweet brid I love your card!

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  58. This is a great black & white card - love the gray accents. A very regal owl, indeed!

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  59. what a super card love that owl great job as usual Marie

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  60. A great CAS card. Nice layout, great image.

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  61. The owl done in black and white really makes a statement. Cool
    hugs,
    Brooke

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  62. Very handsome owl you have there!! Wonderful card!! CAS touch. Very nicely done.

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  63. I love the clean look to your card, even though you have details such as the embossing, it looks so clean and uncluttered. Very nice.

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  64. The muted colors really set off the owl beautifully.

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  65. Simply stunning.

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  66. What a great CAS card. The owl image really pops!

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  67. Love the owl! Great masculine card! THX!!

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  68. SUPER cool OWL! It's just striking on the embossed background, would make a wonderful graduation card...
    I just LOVE it!

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  69. Whoooo knew an owl could be so elegant!!!!

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  70. Such an elegant card. The owl looks so regale . Love the embossing.
    Blessings Bernie

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  71. Great card. That wonderful owl doesnt need color!

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  72. Gorgeous card! Love the black/white combo and the partial embossing! :)

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  73. I have a friend who loves owls, she would love this card. tfs

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  74. What a beautiful and elegant card! I love the black/white combo and the embossed owl!

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  75. What an elegant card, it's so hard to make cards for men, I think anyone would like this card

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  76. such a striking card when done in the black and white!! Great job Juanita Cain

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  77. The owl is the perfect centerpiece for this card. Good Job. Pam

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  78. Beautiful card - very simple and elegant!

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  79. Nice card... the black and white makes it striking.

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  80. There's a definite, elegant feel to the card with the use of black and white, along with the contrast of embossed areas to plain areas. Hats off to you!

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  81. Love your owl card.....great texture and lookin black and white.

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  82. I love it! CAS with a touch of elegance!

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  83. I'll hoot-n-holler about your card! Love the owl!

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  84. Can never go wrong with a Black and White card. Love your owl and the embossed background.

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  85. Wowsa!!! CSA but absolutely fabulous!! The owl is great. Love the embossing on the bottom half!!!

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  86. Black and white are always so elegant. Really nice card.

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  87. You say "simple" but I see fabulous!

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  88. Stunning black & white card, Lori! Love your embossing too.

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  89. What a stunner! I love this color combo, and it works perfect with this owl!

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  90. Such an elegant card - love the bit of gray...just the perfect touch!

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  91. Your card is elegant in its simplicity!

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  92. What a beautiful elegant card! Just gorgeous!

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  93. The gray with the black and the partial embossing - so much to love!

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