Wildly Grateful with Like an Animal Specialty Designer Series Paper

Animal prints have been “en vogue” for several years, and they don’t seem to be losing popularity. Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog offers a 12 animal prints in the Like an Animal Specialty Designer Series Paper – and there are so many fun ways to show case them. I simply added a little ink to a silver foil pattern to create this fun card:

Lovely You, Like an Animal Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI did some research to identify the animal patterns on these papers, but the internet comes up with some contradictory answers (imagine that!). As such, I won’t identify the animal represented by this pattern (I’d love your thoughts), but I’m pretty confident it’s not a pink animal in nature.

Here’s a look at the incredible patterns and colors in the Like an Animal Specialty Designer Series Paper:

Like an Animal Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 160841How incredible are these?! I selected the first pattern on the bottom row above for my card (I had to pick one!). With my trusty Blending Brush, I added Polished Pink ink to the center of the panel and worked my way to the edges without coloring the entire panel. Here’s a closer look at the color added and the shine that remained:

Lovely You, Like an Animal Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe sentiment on my card is PERFECT for this animal pattern, don’t you think? It’s pulled from the Lovely You stamp set in the 2022 Annual Catalog. Here’s a look:

Lovely You, Stampin Up!, 152525There’s a lot of pink on this card (the Polished Pink ink, borders, embellishments and ribbon are immediately noticeable), but that pink is supported by loads of silver and grays. If you like this mix of Smoky Slate, Polished Pink and Basic Gray as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Smoky Slate, Polished Pink, Basic Gray

Stamps: Lovely You  Papers: Like an Animal Specialty Designer Series Paper, Polished Pink, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate  Inks: Polished Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Blending Brushes, Stitched Rectangles Dies, 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds, Polished Pink 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Love your card, i haven’t used this set in awhile. It was one of my favorites when it first came out. I need to pull it out and revisit it!

  2. Love the pink ! A WOW card ! I am impressed ! You really put your creative touch on putting a new look to this DSP !!!

  3. You don’t often use ribbon this way in your card-making but trust you to tie the PERFECT bow!
    Such a great idea to blend on color to liven up the design of the animal print. A card as unique as whatever animal is roaming around with this fur 😉
    Love it!

  4. Great use of this paper. And, that ribbon, it’s perfect!

  5. I love the pink blended on this pretty foil paper. And as Linda said, the perfect bow. Beautiful card! Enjoy your day!

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