Monday, 9 June 2008

Father's Day Card & Stamp Something Challenge

Happy Monday everyone. With Father's Day approaching, I thought that I had better start making my card for my Dad. I decided to make one with a giraffe on it because not only does my Dad like giraffes, he also knows that I absolutely adore them. I figured it was a good connection between the two of us and also showed him immediately who the card was from!

I was a little bit stuck for ideas and so went on to the Splitcoaststampers website and ran a 'giraffe' search in the gallery. I found this little beauty and I totally fell in love with it. Therefore, I really can't take much credit for the card below as it was very heavily inspired by Laura's card!


It's a bit similar huh?! The image is from Scrapnfont's Doodlebat Party Animals set and the paper is DCWV. I added some faux stitching with a fondue fork (who needs a proper paper piercer?!) and some ribbon and buttons from Poppicraft. The sentiment was printed from the computer. Apologies for the slushiness of the sentiment, it's what my Dad used to get me to say to him when I wanted something when I was little. Come to think of it, he still makes me use it now!

P.S. I've just realised that this card fits the latest Stamp Something challenge which is 'Wild'! I think Giraffes can be classed as wild (I couldn't keep one as a pet anyway!), so consider this my entry!

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22 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fab card Stacey and I love the colour scheme. I was naughty and bought my Dad a card but I must make an effort this weeks and make my Husbands. Hugs, Nikki x

Angela K said...

Great card! Love that giraffe!

Hilmarose said...

This card is just too cute! Love the giraffe!

kerry said...

I love it!! Image is so cute & the colours you've used are spot on. Great sentiment too!!
Kerry xxx

Angie C said...

What a great "wild" card, love your giraffe

Sammee said...

Great card Stacey. The image is sooo cute, just off to have a look at the website now! Lovely papers too.
Sam x

Emma said...

Hi Stacey...just popped over from Debs blog to have a nose...and fell in love with this cute card!! Its fab!

Claudia said...

this is so cute, wonderful card

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Stacey, this is the cutest! That giraffe is just adorable! Great color choices and accents. Love the coloring on the giraffe too. Thanks for playing along with us. :)

Aimee said...

giraffes are such awesome animals! i love the colors for the card. Fondue fork? who would have thought--great idea!

made by fifi said...

cute giraffe - bet your dad will love it xx

Beth said...

This is fab! I love the cute Giraffe and the colours are perfect! Thanks for your nice message too!
Re: the Basingstoke trip, it's a bit (very) dissapointing! There's a little art shop at the top of the town called Papersmiths but it tends to be mostly peel-offs and basic craft stuff, if you have time for a rummage you might get a good find. I'd love to open a decent craft shop here and make that my full time job, well, I can dream! Have fun!

LuLu said...

Love your card and the colours are fabby. The sentiment is also just right - it really fits in with your thinking behind your card.

Erin... said...

Stacey, this is just fabulous!! Love that little giraffe, he's colored in beautifully!! Super layout too!! and grreat stitching!! thanks for playing!

Kitty said...

Oooo i love that card, its so cute!!

Zoe said...

This is fantastic, what a cute giraffe! Love your use of colours.

Jenn said...

FABulous card Stacey! The giraffe is super cute and you colored him beautifully!!! The card sketch is awesome and the color combo is perfect. I love the idea of using a fondue fork for piercing...you're too funny!!! :D

Laura said...

Hi Stacey
LOooove this card the colours are fab!
x x x Laura x x x

Sonja said...

Stacey,
What a great card. I love the colors! The stamp is adorable.

Terrie B x said...

Your card is great Stacey..Hope your enjoying your weekend;)

Tara said...

WOW! This is a stunning card, love the giraffe xx

Vicki said...

This card just makes me go "awwww....." LOVE it!

Vicki
SBS16