Thursday, 17 April 2008

Jolly giraffe

I told you I’d still keep playing with my Home Again Simply Scrappin’® kit – it’s just too gorgeous to leave alone.

Here’s a little giraffe card (9cm square) made using the kit plus my new Wild About You stamp set.

I stamped the image in Versamark® and then used the popping pastels technique – click here for full details. The edges are distressed and then coloured with Old Olive ink, using the direct to paper technique. I added some more chalk around the edges using sponge daubers to add depth.

The border is one of the self-adhesive die cuts from the Home Again kit, layered on to a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Here’s a confession: the kit comes with eight sheets of 12x12 textured cardstock but I STILL can’t bring myself to cut any of them up. It will backfire on me, I know, as I will end up with just the cardstock left over.

Stamps: Wild About You (p32)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark®
Accessories: Home Again Simply Scrappin’® kit (p16), Stampin’ Pastels® (p82), sponge daubers (p81)

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13 comments:

  1. Super sweet! Love you lil' giraffes!!!

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  2. Super cute. Go on, cut that 12 x 12 cardstock - you'll feel better and we'll have more of your fab creations to look at! CC

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  3. This is so cute! I love the giraffe and that paper. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Very cute! It feels very Earthy!

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  5. Cute card! I hate the first cut in 12 x 12 too ...

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  6. Oh, what a cute giraffe card!
    Love it!

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  7. love the sponged edges - and the sweet giraffe. nice job!

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  8. Missed you, Helen! This is a really cute card. Love the theme and colors.

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  9. Darling little card -- I love that giraffe!

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  10. How CUTE!! I love how soft you made it look :) You got it goin' on girl :)

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  11. I never met a giraffe I didnt like! Great card! TFS!

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