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Monday, June 22, 2009

Blue Giraffe

I was inspired by 2 of featured-stamper Christy's cards. My main inspiration was this card. I used a giraffe image and the basic layout. I loved the way Christy uses color, and the way I used the colors in this card was inspired by this cute dog card.

The giraffe from Wild About You (retiring June 30th!) is stamped in Pacific Point (also retiring June 30th!) on Whisper White cs. The spots and ground shadows were colored with Blush Blossom marker. The adorable red flowers are from the same set. I colored just the flower (not the stem) with a Real Red marker and stamped. This was offset layered on Pacific Point and black cs.

One thing I loved about Christy's card is the background that was stamped with the Patterns Print background stamp and then overstamped with images in another color. I stamped this Sahara Sand background with Sahara Sand then overstamped with dotted pattern with Tempting Turquoise craft ink. Hint: You'll need to use craft ink (which sits on top of the paper like paint) for the true color to show up.

The flower was punched from various circle punches and the scallop punch. Hint: When punching out a stamped image, stamp first then turn the punch over and center the stamped image in the punch and punch away. It is a nightmare to do it any other way! And the Stampin' Up! punches are so great for lining things up! I love, love, love punches!

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Wild About You, #115110, $25.95 USD


Nancy said...

Ooh, you are so persuasive! I WANT that Wild About You set! I want the Zoofari one, too. Do you have that one? So fun, Julie!

Julie Cluff said...

Yes, I sure do and I have some samples I'm going to show later this week!