It was so difficult to capture the entire card. Here is a slightly different angle.
The bonus category in July's Inspirational Card Challenge is travel and Karen, our awesome challenge hostess, added the instruction "let your imagination run wild!". I decided to take the wild part literally and created an explosion box card featuring critters from various Doodlebug design collections.
My dream is to travel to all 7 continents and I wanted to represent that with this card. Since I needed at least 7 sections, instead of cutting the corner pieces off, as is the design of most explosion box cards, I left them on. (Scoring and a few cuts between the sections allows them to be folded up.) I created scenes for each of the continents, starting in the upper left corner is Africa with a lion and giraffe. Next is Antarctica with a cutie penguin and baby seal. On to Asia with the sweet panda. Then Australia with a kangaroo and a koala. Two reindeer represent Europe. A camping scene with a brown bear and a beaver for North America. Last but not least is South America with a monkey and colorful parrot. I had an extra section left over to which I added a tag with the sentiment ‘adventure awaits' and a fun toucan. In the center, I propped up a few more animals in front of a die cut globe and added a sentiment sticker.
I hope you enjoyed this trip around the world. Thank you so very much for your kindness! I appreciate it more than I can say!