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Let the adventure begin

May 15, 2023

Hi all, it’s Sylvia here for you today at the blog. Those of you who know me, know that I love to travel abroad to countries with a lot of nature, where I hopefully have an opportunity to spot wild animals. As I cannot travel the whole year I have made a fun safari card with animals as a substitute. It requires a lot of diecutting, so grab a coffee or tea and craft along with me.

Step 1: measure a piece of white cardstock of 21 x 29,5 cm (A4 size) and score halfway to form a A5 card

Step 2: use various shades of green ink (I use distress ink) to ink the front side randomly, leaving a white space in the centre (does not have to be perfect at all).

Step 3: diecut in different shades of green cardstock a whole lot of leaves & foliage, from different die sets and glue them randomly as a border at the front of the card, leaving the (white) centre part open.

Step 4: cut away the white centre along the edges of the glued leaves (see photo for reference)

Step 5: diecut the monkey, lion, giraf, elephant, safari jeep, prince and as many other animal body parts that you like. Assemble the “whole” animals, the jeep and its driver.

Step 6: Arrange the assembled animals on the front of the card, as well as all animal body parts. (see photo for reference). The legs, ears and tails (body parts) can be put anywhere between the foliage, you don’t have to show them in total, just a part will do.

Step 7: Put the driver behind the wheel of the jeep, glue them both on the inside of the card, so that you can see it peeking through the open centre at the front. Decorate the inside with the elephant and some stamps. If needed you can even add more foliage, to both the front and the inside.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment on a large leaf and adhere to the front of the card.

Can you see how many animals are hidden on the front of my card? Just as in real life during a game drive, you cannot always spot all animals through the thick foliage…..

Happy crafting!


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  • Connie Griffin May 19, 2023 at 8:02 am

    so love how you framed the scene, fun!

    • Sylvia May 22, 2023 at 7:44 am

      Thank you! I had lots of fun with this one!

  • Ann DeHart May 18, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Oh, Sylvia, this is MAGNIFICENT! Fun for ALL ages! Thank you again for an amazing idea… yours is PERFECT!!! Hugs and love, Ann.

    • Sylvia Van der Steen May 18, 2023 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you Ann. It turned out to be a sort of a search image card, like “can you spot all bodyparts”. It was fun creating it and pulling so many diesets.

  • Arlene May 18, 2023 at 10:04 am

    What a super fun card. I can imagine the driver deep in the jungle when I see this. Fantastic.

    • Sylvia Van der Steen May 18, 2023 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you very much! It was a lot of diecutting, but it was fun creating it!

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