Friday, March 1, 2013

Kiss Me Giraffes

It's been awhile since I've played with my Paper Smooches stamps (especially since I got some new ones for Christmas!) and when I saw this weeks challenge, an idea immediately popped in my mind.  This weeks is a Picture Perfect challenge:

Such a cute picture.  So here's what I came up with:

I took the giraffe from Zoo Crew, bent the neck slightly then stamped it.  I tried a reverse stamp for the first time to get the mirrored giraffe on the left.  It took a few tries, but I finally got one that I liked.  I did some really simple copic coloring then popped it on the houndstooth background from Debonair that I white heat embossed then covered with an ombre of Distress Inks.

Thanks for stopping by,


STAMPS: Paper Smooches Zoo Crew, Debonair, and A Little Lovin
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks - Spun SUgar, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany, versamark
PAPER: Stampin' Up! Read Red, Neenah Solar White, Copic Xpress It Blending Card
COPICS: R24 (heart), Y13, Y15, YR14, YR24, YR27, 0.5 multiliner
OTHER: Black Floss, Glossy Accents, Xmas Red Stickles, Heart Punch, Mini Label Punch, 1/16" circle punch, white embossing powder


  1. Angie - your giraffes are ADORABLE! Such a cute card - and the 'reverse' stamping worked out wonderfully. Must try that! My first two sets of PS stamps - Zoo Crew being one - arrived this week. Can't wait to get them inky! Thanks for the day-brightening, smile-making card!

  2. Really cute card!! I love the curving of the giraffes' necks and am really impressed with the reverse stamping. I've tried it and it is not easy to get a good impression!

  3. OMGee! Angie your card is super adorable! Love that you mirror stamped the giraffe, it really looks fabulous! TFS!

  4. SUPER cute, Angie!! I LOVE the reverse stamping!!! You nailed this challenge:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! There's still time to play along with us and our Trend Watch: SMILES challenge!!!