How to Make a Giraffe Card

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday!

This project was inspired by April the giraffe, who is expecting a new baby! It seems as though everyone I know is anticipating the birth of this new giraffe. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find the live stream by searching for “baby giraffe watch”.¬†Anyways, I thought now would be the perfect time to use this amazing craft stamp from Simply Stamps designed by Karmabee. I absolutely love the intricate designs in the giraffe!

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To start this project, I took a few post-it notes and glued them together. Next, I used the giraffe craft stamp and black ink and stamped the post-it note.

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 I cut out the giraffe impression, creating a mask.2 Happy Giraffes Jeanne_StreiffI then stamped the giraffe onto a white piece of card stock.

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I carefully laid the giraffe mask over the impression on the white card stock.

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Next, I used my Polka from Brutus Monroe stencil and placed it over my image. I used the Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers inks from Ranger Distressed Ink to sponge color over the stencil. I then re-positioned the stencil and added a layer of Twisted Citron. 5 Happy Giraffes Jeanne_Streiff

After removing the mask, I added a little color to the giraffes with my Zig Clean Color markers.

Finally, I stamped my “Happy Everything” sentiment at the bottom-center of the giraffes. If you’ve ever wanted a specific sentiment you couldn’t find – Simply Stamps is the solution to your problem! They make creating your customs stamps easy.

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Here’s what my finished card looked like:

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I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tutorial! Have a great day!


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