Jan 15 2008

Adorable Giraffe!

I was so pleased to receive an envelope in the mail with some images in it fromone of the newly released sets by Gina K. It’s called Just So Hippy and the stamp artist is Melanie Muenchinger, one of the Dirty Dozen Alumni from SCS. Here’s the link to Melanie’s New Blog and here’s the link toher SCS Gallery. This set is available for purchase from Gina K Designs.


When I started this card, I planned to make a baby card. Well, now when I look at the finished product, I think this would serve well as a baby girl card, but I think it could be used for other purposes as well for a girl of any age!!! Isn’t that *Hippy Giraffe* just the cutest?

I colored her with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks and a blender pen, and shadowed her with a Sahara Sand marker. I put her panel askew, just for some added interest. The gorgeously colored papers I’ve used on this are all from the Prismatics line by Prism Paper. They have just the softest, prettiest pastels anywhere — totally love them!! The balloon is up on a Pot Dot, with the string being hand drawn. The tiny white flowers on the right edge are SU Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons (very cool to use!). The brads filled in a dead spot and add interest. The pretty satin ribbon with picot trim is super soft, like the binding on a well worn baby blanket, and it is from Michaels (love it!!!). It is run under the main image through holes made with the Horizontal Slot Punch.

  • Stamps: Just So Hippy by Gina K
  • Paper: Unknown white. Prismatics Paper by Prism in: Sunflower Light, Blush Red Light and Suede Brown Medium.
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Rouge, Bisque and Chestnut Roan. SU markers in Sahara Sand and Basic Black.
  • Accessories: Blender Pen, Ribbon, Horizontal Slot Punch, 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ Round Punches (all punches from SU), SU Eastern Elegance Rub-ons, Pop Dot.

Hint about Rub-ons: I’ve had very little experience with rub-ons until I just recently got my new SU Rub-ons!!! What marvelous things!!! I find having the rub-ons to rely on to fill in dead spaces makes layout a breeze — if something doesn’t fit quite right, just push it over enough to make room for the rub-on of your choice!!! I’ve been using them a lot this past week and I am just loving them!!! If you haven’t tried them yet, you really must!!! Easy to apply, attractive to the eye, and very useful in planning layouts!!!

That’s it for today!!! I’m teaching classes all day tomorrow, so I’m thinking my next post may be an Oldie But Goodie — let me go and see what I can find!!! Thanks much for popping in!!! Hope you are having a great day!!!

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Adorable Giraffe!”

  1. flossie says:

    What a great baby card.

  2. Connie Watson says:

    Very cute Sharon. I like having the image askance a bit. It makes those of us who have a hard time “centering” an image, not quite so off!!…or not so obvious. I need to check out the rub-ons. That is new since we left B.C.
    I am real hopeful for the next challenge. I’m going to do it this time!! Thanks for your site, Sharon. Hugs, Connie

  3. Adelina says:

    Super cute! I think it could be used for a girl of any age. I like how you popped the balloon off the card. It’s a great detail!

  4. Melanie says:

    I love this card!!! Thanks so much for honoring me with your talent and sharing it here, you’ve put a big smile on my face! 😀 HUGS!!

  5. Jacque (SCS: Petals) says:

    Wow, wow, wow! I’m telling you, if the house next to yours ever goes up for sale, I want to know. I promise I’ll only come over once a day 🙂 Of course, once I come, I may never leave, he-he!

  6. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Very cute, Sharon!!!

  7. Donna says:

    I LOVE what you did with the giraffe!! I love everything you do, though!!

  8. I was looking at this stamp set online yesterday and came extremely close to buying it. Now I am regretting not having purchased it. Seeing it inked up, it’s so stinking cute!

  9. Joani says:

    Very nice. Love the giraffe, love the colors! Great job!
    I agree about the rub ons. I’ve used them for a long time and they are a wonderful tool.

  10. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon. I’ve seen it on SCS before and was wondering who sold it. Now I know! 😀 This cutie is very versatile I think, baby card, Velentine’s card and even Birthday cards for bigger girls (thinking about my 6 yr. old:D).


  11. Bonnie says:

    This card is too cute!! I love the hearts on that giraffe and that ribbon does look yummy!

  12. This is so cute! I really love this. Thanks so much for sharing. Take care. 🙂

  13. Love you site Sharon, it always inspires me!! Very cute card!!

  14. Laura says:

    I have to agree, your little giraffe is most adorable! Love your ballon and the brads and the way you used the rub ons, and the slight angle you place the focal image! This is such a fabulous card, I love it!

  15. Lynn says:

    This card is super cute, love the ribbon and the rub ons!

  16. Jerri Jimenez says:

    The giraffe is so adorable! I love re-visiting these cards Sharon, a very creative use of that stamp set! You know what I absolutely love about the Flourishes stamp sets, they always send the little copy right insignia that’s so beautiful. It makes the back of my cards look sooo professional with a flourish!

  17. Pinky says:

    Sharon, I was not going to buy anymore stamps this month, but you have enabled me to want this adorable giraffe! Your card is so cute and it can be used for several different ocassions!


  18. leslierich says:

    This is an adorable image and your card is absolutely beautiful! You’ve managed to bring your elegant style to this fun image in your usual fabulous way. I just LOVE it!

  19. Rose Ann says:

    This is so cute! I just love what you’ve done with Melanie’s set!! That ribbon is yummy too!

  20. StampMom says:

    Such a sweet little card. I have no animal stamps but I cased it with my Artfully Asian apple blossom stamp here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/780569?cat=7207

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