Mr. & Mrs. Giraffe

Mr. & Mrs. Giraffe

Happy Friday stampin' friends!  First off, I'm sorry I wasn't able to make a video for you this week. I had really good intentions but between working 40 hours at work and coming home to watch my Maddi-girl for a few hours, I just couldn't make it happen.  Next week I return to my normal schedule so be watching for a new video on Friday for sure! :)

I did fit in a Facebook Live last Sunday and after my demo, this was one of the cards I shared using the very adorable Animal Outing stamp set.  If you missed it, you can watch the replay of the live by clicking HERE.  I'm now doing them every other Sunday--the next one is September 2nd--at 3:00 pm (PST).  I'd love to have you join me!

Anyway, I thought this card was super cute and thought you might like to see it!  Isn't it a fun anniversary card?  It could easily be adapted to a wedding card as well!

I started by stamping the giraffe image twice onto watercolor paper using StazOn black ink, then watercoloring with an aqua painter and ink from the lids of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and a tiny bit of Blushing Bride (for the girl's cheek).  These were cut with the Big Shot and the coordinating framelit, along with some folilage pieces cut from Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green cardstocks.  I punched the bow tie for the boy from Basic Black cardstock using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  It was a little too big, so I trimmed it down a bit with paper snips, then adhered it with a mini glue dot.  The girl's necklace is made with pearl basic jewels.

The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede ink onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, then punched out with the Pretty Label punch.  I also used a stamping sponge to add a little bit of Soft Suede ink around the edge.

I used SNAIL adhesive, fine-tip glue and Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere all the pieces to a piece of the Animal Expedition designer series paper.

To finish it up, I ran a piece of Soft Suede cardstock through the Big Shot in the Seaside embossing folder.  I love the texture it created...despite it's name, this folder can easily be used for all kinds of projects!  I layered the focal piece onto the embossed background and finally onto a Blushing Bride card base.

 

I have a great sneak peek to share with you in my Simple Sunday post so I'll see you then!

Until next time...happy stampin'!

Dena