Sunday, 29 November 2015

Giraffe Buddies

Hi and welcome!  Today's card was made for the sketch challenge at WPlus9 as well as the color challenge at ColourQ and the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

I've had this Party Animal set since it was released in June and for some reason, I have been totally intimidated by it and scared to color those giraffes!  In the end, and as part of my mission to reduce my NBUS, I bit the bullet and this is the result.


I stamped both giraffes in the set and just decided to color them, without paying much attention to shading.  After they were colored and die-cut, I focused on the card base.  I took a panel of Desert Storm cardstock and die-cut it with Blueprints 24 and the new Homespun Stitched Lines die.  This mimics the shape in the sketch.  I stamped the sentiment then positioned the giraffes, with the standing giraffe popped up on foam tape.  I placed some sequins to represent some of the circles in the sketch and my card was done.


Thanks for visiting.

Products Used:

Stamps:  Party Animal (WP9)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, Desert Storm, X-Press It
Dies;  Homespun Stitched Lines, Blueprints 24 (MFT), Party Animal (WP9)
Accessories:  Copics, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at ColourQ.


15 comments:

Marika said...

You know, Karren, I was thinking of using this stamp set today as well. I finally got it! :) Love the simple design and the kraft background!

Diane Jaquay said...

Those giraffes are so adorable, and I love how you grounded them with those stitched lines, fabulous idea!!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is adorable. I don't know why you were scared to color the giraffes. They look fantastic!

CJ the CraftyDragon said...

How delightful! Oh, and the colours are great! X

Linda Callahan said...

Most adorable card ever! You should get a commission because I am off to buy everything you used! Love it!

Jeanne said...

Totally fun card!

Greta said...

Super cute card, Karren!

Heather said...

An adorable card Karren, a lovely CAS design with the Kraft card........your giraffes are so cute and beautifully coloured!!


Heather said...

Opps - forgot to say .....
hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Jen Timko said...

Totally adore this card! Those giraffes, oh my!! Love them so much.

Gayatri said...

Adorable card. Love the stitching detail, Nice touch! LOVE it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes!
Gayatri xx

Joni Andaya said...

Aww...Karren, so adorable :)

Amy White said...

Soooo sweet!! Your colouring is FAB! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

Michelle said...

Eeek! Such a sweet card!!! Love the design! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

SonjaK said...

This is sooo cute!