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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Geraldine the Giraffe

Good afternoon all. 

Recently I made this card for a friend's teenage son. Unfortunately, 
I sent it off in the mail before uploading the photos in my
computer, not realising I had had my camera on the 
wrong setting, resulting in the blurry result...apologies.
I do not have any giraffe patterned paper or embossing folder, so I 
drew a giraffe pattern freehand on a piece of 'thickish' cardstock,
then cut it out with a craft knife...phew!! I then used my 'stencil'
to emboss a piece of ordinary cardstock for the top half of the 
base panel (it is very faint). I then used my stencil to 
sponge black paint onto the lower half of the panel.

I stamped my giraffe with Versamark ink and embossed it with
black powder. I then used a rectangle die to cut the stamped panel,
and while it was still in the die I sponged the panel with Distress
Ink, thus creating a clear border inside the matting layer.

I adore giraffes, and I have named this one Geraldine...
I know, I know, not very original.

Challenges I would like to enter
Artsystamper #16 - 'Its A Guy Thing'
The Paper Girls #200 - 'All About Boys'

Image - Stampworld Giraffe
Sentiment - Peel-off sticker
Dies - Spellbinders Rectangles (long)
Inks - Versamark; Distress Ink Tea Dye
Twine is from my junk stash

On this very cold, grey, and miserable day I will wish you all well and safe.

Jennifer.  x


  1. Great design and colour combination.

    Thanks for joining us at the Artsystamper Digital Challenge.

    Helen x

  2. I love you you thought outside the box to achieve the giraffe print look!
    Thank you so much for playing along at The Paper Girls Challenge.
    Looking forward to seeing you again next time.
    Love Alex
    Paper Girls Challenge DT


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