Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My head is in the Clouds ...

Hello Ai Fans !!
Today my Ai Zoo Crew giraffe sku #4190  friend has his head in the clouds , when I received this new stamp I was so excited, I love the tall elegance of a giraffe not to mention the long batty eyelashes .


I kept this card kind of simple, I used Kraft card stock as my base A2 card and the layer is Kraft also , I ran it thru the Tim Holtz wood-grain embossing folder then tore the outer edges and the sponged SU soft sued ink around the edges and over the entire layer to bring out the wood grain next I zigzag stitched this layer on the front , my clouds are from a sizzix die cut from SU pool party card stock sponged in SU pool party ink and the used pool party marker to make faux stitch lines on them I added the ribbon to the card and then popped up the clouds on foam tape , I placed the clouds and trimmed off the over hang , I then stamped my giraffe on SU Naturals ivory card stock and with brown memento ink and colored him with my copic markers and then fussy cut him out and popped him up on foam tape , I then made a banner to stamp my sentiment that came with my set and faux stitched it with a brown sharpie, I love that Ai sells stamp sets , images with the sentiment that go perfect with them.
 to keep the flow of the front of the card I continue it inside , I  made another big banner and cut a cloud in Naturals Ivory to write greetings inside too
and last but not least... I love to give the mail man eye candy ( don't you think he likes to see nice envelopes , I am sure they make him smile  ), I love to stamp my envelopes to match the card , after all the envelope it the first thing you see when you present the card , if it has eye candy on it you know it's  the first one you will open ..lol
I am going to show you how I colored my giraffe step by step  , step one  color all the spots with E33
next I color the center of all the spots darker with E25
then I shade all the twist and edges  with E13
next I color inside ears and down nose with RV10 and then color entire image with Y21 and blend over entire giraffe
next I shade around entire image with W1
with a cloud stencil I use SU pool party ink and a dabber and create clouds
now I have you covered inside and out , I hope you enjoyed my step by step ,I would love to hear from you ,please take a minute and post a commit and tell me what you think.
Supplies : Ai Zoo Crew Giraffe set sku # 4190 , SU pool party ink and marker , Inky antics cloud stencil ,copic markers , TH wood grain folder , sizzix cloud die , stitched edge ribbon,memento rich cocoa ink , SU soft suede ink
Thanks for stopping by ,see you tomorrow with the Ai Thursday Challenge come see with the Ai design team has whipped up now..

9 comments:

  1. Love this card!! Image, color combo, everything. And the envie is great. I've been too lazy to decorate those for a while, I should get back to it.

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    1. Amy thanks so much , I am so happy you like my card and yes please get back to decorating those envelopes it's a seek peek of what is inside : )

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  2. Super cute! I think the envelope is my favorite part.

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    1. Thx Renee I truly love hearing all the kind commits : )

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  3. This is awesome Crystal, love love love this giraffe and the cloud background, super cool!

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    1. Thx Kerry I do love making clouds .. Hehe

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  4. Love this card, and love how you showed the colors you used step by step. I've gotta get this giraffe stamp! :)

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  5. Tammie so glad you found the steps helpful , I know I love it when I see step by steps too and this Giraffe stamp is a total winner !!!!

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  6. Thank you for sharing , i was having trouble finding the right markers:)

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