If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I love a good pun. So it should come as no surprise when I say I love the Back On Your Feet Stamp Set. At first glance you might think this set is just for get well cards. However, I think the giraffe image and “This is knot good” sentiment could suit lots of different circumstances.
GIRAFFE TIMES FOUR
My project began with the giraffe image and an Early Espresso ink pad.
First I stamped the giraffe on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium envelope in the bottom right corner.
Next I stamped him in the bottom right corner of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the layer inside a Thick Very Vanilla Card base.
After that I stamped the giraffe onto a second layer of Very Vanilla Card and set it aside, and then finished by stamping him onto a piece of Sahara Sand Card.
To create the scene I used some Stampin’ Sponge to sponge some Granny Apple Green ink over the bottom quarter of the card layer. Then I quickly sponged some Balmy Blue ink over the rest of the layer to create my sky. My giraffe was now a funny colour but that wasn’t going to be a problem.
Once the sky was done I stamped the “This is knot good” sentiment using Early Espresso ink. Then I fixed the layer to the front of my card base.
That just left the giraffe I’d stamped onto the piece of Sahara Sand Card.
I used the Sahara Sand Card as the base colour for the giraffe. Then with a Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker from the Neutrals pack I coloured in the ‘shaded’ parts of the giraffe and his hooves. Next came a Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker from the Regals pack and I used this to colour the spots on his coat.
With the colouring complete I set to work fussy cutting the giraffe image. To make things easier I cut off his tail and mane, and just followed the main lines of the image. Then with liquid glue I fixed the giraffe on top of the one stamped onto the background layer. In less time than it takes to catch a cold my project was done.
I love how this turned out. By stamping the giraffe onto the background layer, the mane, tail and shadow beneath him all reappeared in the right place when the other giraffe was glued over the top. It was so much less stressful than trying to fussy cut and glue these fine details into place. Sometimes it’s not what you do, but what you don’t do that makes the difference. What do you think?
For another project created using the Back On Your Feet Stamp Set see my blog post Spending time with a sloth.