Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Giraffe Wars


The giraffe is proof that God has a sense of humour!  Such an odd animal, but generally quite graceful for its height!



I have always thought of giraffes as sweet, graceful and long-limbed, but violent??  I don't think so!  Yet here is evidence to the contrary:

                                                                                                                                                                           

Ouch!  That's gotta sting!


My card today is in response to The Paper Player's Clean and Simple Challenge # 163 this week:

Most kids love animals, so I got out the stamp set Zoo Review, another set that hasn't seen ink yet, and this is what I came up with:


  • Originally, I thought to watercolour the giraffe with the Aqua Painter on Watercolour Paper, but it wasn't suitable for good quality watercolour because of the small designs.  Then I tried Blender Pen and marker, but it still wasn't working as well as I wanted.
  • Then I decided to watercolour the background instead and leave the giraffe black and white.  I was happy with that look because it added to the Clean and Simple (CAS) look of the card.
  • You're My Hero stamp set has a perfect font for a child's happy birthday  So I stamped that in Soft Suede.
  • Knowing my own little grandsons, I was tempted to leave off any embellishments, knowing how they love to put everything in their mouths, but I thought brads and candy dots would work for an older child.

Stamps:  Zoo Review (w128769; c122199); You're My Hero (w130306; c130309)
Paper:  Watercolour Paper (122959); Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650) and Crushed Curry (131199) cardstock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Soft Suede (126978) and Crushed Curry(131173); StazOn Jet Black (101406)
Embellishments:  Candy Dots Brad Bases (132293); Neutrals Collection Candy Dots (130934)
Tools:  Blender Pen (102845)

1 comment :

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, love your giraffe photo and video, thanks for sharing it! Love the subtle shading behind the giraffe. This is a great card for a boy of any age, or any giraffe lover! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players, Heather!