If you know me at all, you know I am very fond of giraffes. I love their sweet faces so much! In honor of world giraffe day (June 21st) I decided to create a giraffe card.
The giraffe stamp is from “Loved All Over” (Unity Stamps) and the sentiment is from “Giraffing Me Crazy” (My Favorite Things).The die is “Leafy Frame” from Simon Says Stamp.
I first stamped the giraffe and colored him with Copic markers. He doesn’t have a die, so I fussy cut him out. Next I used Stormy Sky distress oxide ink to create the background. I spritzed a tiny bit of water because I love how it reacts with the ink.
Next, I die cut the border out of green cardstock. I decided to die cut another out of darker green cardstock as I wanted to give my card a little more detail. As you can see, I did not line up the two backgrounds. I rotated the darker one so I would have layers of leaves for my giraffe to peek from. I really like how this border turned out.
For the sentiment, I placed my background paper in my MISTI and carefully laid down my giraffe and border. I then figured out the best placement for my sentiment. I removed everything but the background, and stamped my sentiment in Ink on 3 clear embossing ink. Then I sprinkled Ranger Black embossing powder and heated it up.
Finally, I glued all of my pieces down and added it to a card base.
I love how this sassy giraffe is peeking out of the leaves! I’m hoping my son likes it, too. Sending this card to Cincinnati to remind him how much I miss him and love him❤️