Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stampin' Up! Zoo Review and I create a note card for a friend

So, a lot of people know I like giraffes, I have a whole bunch of them in my house, mostly of the stuffed toy variety, including a handmade one from a wonderful friend... When I saw the 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Ideas Book and Catalogue, and noticed there was a stamp set with a giraffe in it, said stamp set practically jumped into my hands! Now, what is a little bit sad is, that stamp set has been sitting looking at me all forlornly, begging to be inked up, and I've ignored it.... until today
I have started with a Very Vanilla card base, which I have layered with some Early Espresso, (which was run through the Big Shot, using a wood grain embossing folder), I then cut some scallops out of So Saffron and have them peeking out behind... I then focused on my image panel. I stamped the giraffe on Watercolour paper and again on a scrap of Vanilla. On the Watercolour piece, I coloured the giraffe using my Stampin' Write Markers and a Blender pen, and very carefully cut him out. On the Vanilla piece, I coloured the grass and created a shadow around my giraffe using a Sahara Sand marker. I then layered the coloured giraffe on to the vanilla piece, and finished off my image panel by sponging the edges on So Saffron and Peach Parfait. The sentiment is from the retired set, Hello, You and has been stamped using More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie Markers. This card was finished off with a piece of Vanilla Seam Binding (I love this stuff) and a bow tied. 
I am entering this into two challenges, the first is the CR84FN Colour challenge, which is Yellow, Orange and Brown. The second challenge is the Mojo Monday sketch. 
As always, thanks for dropping by!
Happy Stamping!


Anonymous said...

OH awesome card. totally forgot I must send you a giraffe one day!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Jess, your FAB giraffe with the wood grain frame is just WONDERFUL! This is such a FUN card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Marie said...

Jess, love your giraffe. It will be a great addition to your collection. Thanks for playing along at CR84FN.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow! That giraffe is gorgeous! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Debgem said...

A lovely card - I really like the woodgrain embossing and the giraffe is just fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!