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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Are you having a Giraffe? Hope your birthday is as special as you are Son

Here is the card that I have made for my eldest son's 27th birthday (oh that does make me feel old!!).  He has a good sense of humour so a giraffe wearing posh glasses will suit him.

Virtually all of the card I have used the stamp set from Pink Ink Designs called "Giraffe".  I like the way that you have the main image and other smaller images to "set the scene".

For the first mount of the card I stamped various leaf stamps from the set which I also repeated inside the card.  The larger of the leaf stamps I coloured in with Promarkers.  For the top mount I stamped the giraffe (and stamped the head again onto a spare piece of card so I could do decoupage of the head) and then used two of the stamps from the set using 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping of the leaf stamp.  I have coloured the giraffe in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my white Posca pen.

I then decided to do some very intricate work as I wanted the giraffe to have proper "posh" glasses.  My son wears glasses and when he buys new ones he is very particular on the ones he gets.  I have stamped the glasses onto card, cut the lenses out, glued on acetate and left to dry, cut around the shape of the glasses which was quite hard and then added red stripes to the glasses so he ended up with red-white-blue glasses.  Sticking them on proved a challenge as I wanted them to stick up so I glued the frame at the bottom and at the top and when dry just gently pushed up the sides of the glasses and weighed down for some hours with a paperweight.

I then stamped lots of the leaf and flower stamps, coloured them in with Promarkers, cut them all out and used them to decorate inside and outside of the card.

The card is finished off with a sentiment off the stamp set "Are you having a Giraffe?", a happy birthday sentiment with another stamp "son" added to the bottom and some gorgeous gingham ribbon.

The Promarkers that I have used are:

Giraffe - Honeycomb, Pumpkin, Spice, Leaf Green and Bright Green
Flowers and leaves - Leaf Green, Bright Green, Honeycomb, Pumpkin, Spice and Blue Pearl
Glasses - Indigo Blue and Poppy.

Fingers crossed my son likes his card as it took many hours to make.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - 3+ layers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Fully loaded or CAS (fully loaded for me!!)
Get Creative - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Fantasy (giraffes are not orange with leaf and scroll prints over them and don't go around with glasses on!!!)
Double D Challenge - It's a jungle out there
Creative Moments - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of bright (very bright for me!!!)
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes (congratulations on your 100th challenge - here's to the next 100!!)
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Lace/ribbon
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes


Sue said...

Fabulous card Kym I love it! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

Vicki said...

Wow, this is such an adorable card!! I love this giraffe image. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Jungle" Challenge.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at LTCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Petra-loves-paper said...

Such a funny card, sure you're son will appreciate it! Thanks for joining digichoosday challenge, greetings Petra

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Love this image fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge. Good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers
My Blog As I do Rodos

Suzi Mac said...

A fabulous card Kym, great image and sentiments. Thank you for joining us over at Polkadoodles Crafting https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ Good luck!
Suzi xx

Sherri said...

LOVE this image!! How cute is this giraffe! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Elizabeth Hart said...

I am so in love with this giraffe and his glasses - so cool!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Barbara said...

This is a spectacular Giraffe! I could not resist using that word! You have put so much detail into this card of love for your son's birthday. You are very creative and I sure enjoyed the addition of the cute glasses. Good luck and hope to see you again at Double D Challenge.
Barbara DT

KathyA. said...

What a fun card. Love all the colors and textures! Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge this week. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Kym… Thanks for joining our ‘use lace and/or ribbon’ challenge with your fabulous card… I love this giraffe stamp too. Love how you have added the glasses and created your own background. Your card will certainly brighten your son's day, he will love it! Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw!
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Diane said...

Fabulous giraffe card and gotta LOVE those glasses!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Ruthie Lopez said...

Such a cute card1! Beautiful coloring! she is so fun!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Crafting!
Ruth - DT

Jackie C said...

Love it Kym! This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again! Jackie DT member.xxx

OlgaB said...

Wow! This is such an adorable project! Just love the colouring!
Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
💝 from Africa!

Monica C. said...

So cute! I love that giraffe with the specs on.
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Kate 'Rijacki' Ledum said...

Adorable! Fabulous colouring.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Rijacki's Workshop
Through The Craft Room Door

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation Kym, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Judy V said...

Beautifully designed and fun card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Judy

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional distress it” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…