Sunday, May 10, 2015

Pilin' on the Cute Animals

The theme this week at Pile It On is Cute Animal. We're sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps, so I used their unique "Head in the Clouds" digi stamp.

I made the "and you in my heart" sentiment using the fonts Zigzag and KBAStitchInTime. In a happy coincidence, both phrases have seven parts so I could use a full rainbow color theme. The scribbly clouds were printed on a shiny white paper and pieced into the scene. I fussy cut the giraffe, colored it with Copics, covered it with an adhesive sheet, and coated it with Apricot glitter. I gave it a quick blast from my heat gun to set the glitter. I was inspired by the giraffe-oxpecker relationship and added a little wood bird that I colored to look like an red-billed oxbird. I covered the bird with glittery embossing powder.

The patterned papers are both by Recollections, and the green/kraft backing papers are from TH/Core'Dinations. I inked the edges of the patterned papers with a copper ink, and sanded the edges of the kraft pieces. I colored the giraffes with a glitter pen.

I made the banners from wood tape. I die-cut the little clouds using an IO die and my bigshot. I inked both banners with different brown inks.

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Mojo Monday: Sketch #396
Penny's Paper-Crafty #226: Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow #103: Anything Goes
Southern Girls #110: Animal Crackers
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Loose Glitter/Embossing Powder
Top Tip Tuesday: Duo (Giraffe/Bird and You/Me)

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,


  1. Fabulous card! thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow
    Shaz DT

  2. Thanks for the blog visit. This is a really cute take on the challenge.

  3. Hi CG what a fun card I love the image and your design is wonderful.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  4. Fabulous fun card, love how you glittered the giraffe and the backing design is great. Nice touch with the little bird. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope to see you back with us soon. Jennifer DT member x

  5. Cute card! I love the sparkly giraffe :-)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday challenge!

    Kat x

  6. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  7. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  8. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

  9. This is such a cute card and a fun theme. Love your glittery giraffe. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.


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