Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Born To Be Wild


Love this new set from Lizzie Anne Designs. But, then again, I pretty much love every singe set they make. But still... it's beyond cute. This one was simple, but very fun.

My Aunt sent me some of her rectangle Nestablilities to play with... wasn't that sweet? Well... sweet, but not for my wallet, because now I want them more than ever. Thanks Roseanne! I think. LOL. I'm using up some scraps on my table, before they take over. I love double sided paper, but it's so much easier when you dislike one side. This is the other side of the Imaginise paper with the sparky flowers. You know how I am with flowers, so although I loved the stripes, it was torture to cover up the flowers. The top portion is designer paper from Stampin Up! called Summer Picnic.


The fun part of the card? Did you look close at the giraffe? Look closer... can you guess how I did it?
See the texture? Isn't it cool? Did you guess? When I took the Certification Class with Marianne (My idol...sigh), we all got a little bag with samples of their different markers. One of them was that huge wide Copic.... at first I thought I'd never use that one. LOVE that sucker. I happen to get the color E31, which is similar to Stampin'Up!'s Creamy Caramel. So, I took that wide marker and saturated a piece of card stock until it was completely covered with color. Then, I took a paper towel... you know the kind that is quilted... and doused it with some "magic juice" (otherwise known as Colorless Blending Solution... if you want to get technical), then gently pressed it on to my card stock. When I lifted it up, whala... giraffe skin! How cool is that? I then stamped my giraffe right on the giraffe textured card stock, cut him out, then stamped him again on my bashful blue piece (so that I didn't have to cut out the tail), then glued him down. I colored in the rest of the spots with my Copic Sketch marker E34. Easy Peasy.....

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Born to be Wild, Celebrations Sayings (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Summer Picnic Designer paper (SU!), Imaginise.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Wide E31, Copic Sketch E 34.
Other: Colorless Blending Solution (Copic), Nestabilities, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Janome Sew Mini, Scor-pal, Crafter's Tool Kit.

Have a great day everyone!! Thanks for stopping by!!

15 comments:

Alexandra said...

This is totally cute!! I love that adorable giraffe and it really DOES look like giraffe skin - too too cute Cami!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

2stampis2b said...

Very cool! Oh, how I wish I could take that class and get certified! I've got about 2 dozen Copics that I've gotten one at a time with Hobby Lobby coupons, but they don't sell the magic juice, and so far I've got enough on my table and I'm loving just learning how to color, thanks to your instructions!

Carol said...

very cute! I love how you came up with the giraffe skin - you're too clever:)

Lana said...

GET THE HECK OUT OF HERE! How do I make my font bigger! Cuz I'm screaming this! I LOVE MARIANNE! I LOVE CAMI!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE COPICS!

Cindy Lyles said...

OMW Cami this is DARLING!! Love this little guy!!!

Katie said...

I am so lovin your little tidbits about those copics. Keep em coming!!! Love the giraffe :)

Joan said...

This giraffe is very cute. Love the card. Joan

Janean Campbell said...

I'm lovin this card...Talent...sheer talent I say...

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sweet!! Love all the details, the striped paper, the stitching Oh My!!!!

Michelle said...

Sitting here being amazed at your Copic skills. Your teacher must be so proud!!

Michelle

Keri Jackson said...

awesome card!

Maureen said...

You are GENIUS!!!! The texture on the giraffe is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques with us!!

Heather McNally said...

COOOOOOOOOOOL - and so stinkin' cute!

Anonymous said...

WOw, that Scott towel trick is genius!!!! I love the texture on your giraffe - it looks so great!!!

Cindy

Libby Hickson said...

You are so brilliant - this is absolutely adorable!