Isn't that a fun card? To make it, I began with a kraft cardstock A2 card base. Then I grabbed some goldenrod colored CS and cut it into 4 panels. I used two and saved two for other projects. On one panel, I inked through the stencil with a dauber using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. I did the same to the inside of the card. I attached the stenciled panel to my card base and moved on to the next step.
I set up my stamp and cardstock in the MISTI so that I would be able to cleanly stamp multiple times without messing up my image. On the goldenrod CS, using Tombow markers to color my image, I stamped the giraffe. I colored the leaves with a green, then stamped; colored the giraffe with brown, then stamped; then colored a little brown on the stems of the leaves, then stamped. With a black fineline marker, I added some detail to the giraffe on the nose, eyes, and horns. I also stamped the sentiment on the CS, then trimmed the pieces down (the sentiment is one stamp, which I simply stamped then cut in half). I attached all three pieces to the card to complete the project.
I love this whimsical giraffe. And this stencil! I've seen it used so many ways (recently I saw it used as a water background).
I encourage you to think outside the box when you look at your stamps and stencils. You never know what great combinations you can think up!
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Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!