Wild About You is one of my favorite juvenile stamp sets. However, don't limit yourself to just kids . . . . they are a great birthday or pick-me-up option for an adult, too. "Wheeled" and stamped backgrounds add to the wacky fun of this card and my little giraffe came to life with some special touches, too, including 3-D spots and a wagging tail (OK, gross exaggeration–but it's still cute).
I took my INKSPIRATION from this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #37, from Julee at Poetic Artistry. What a great match for the Wild About You stamp set. The card base (4.25 x 5.5) is Close to Cocoa Textured with So Saffron Card Stock on top. TIP: Please click any photos for a close up.
TIP: Make a custom background with a couple rounds (excuse the pun) of a Jumbo Wheel (Daisy Dash used here in Close to Cocoa ink on Whisper White Card Stock). I just roll mine on the ink pad thoroughly . . . it manages "full strength" of inking about the distance of a standard card width (5 or 6"), without needing a Jumbo Wheel Inked Cartridge. Save your money here, lovies!
A So Saffron Marker jollies up the flower centers in short order.
COOL TOOL: I prefer to use a Stampin' Around Wheel Guide to get things lined up properly. It has lovely little grippy legs that keep things securely in place. It takes a couple "rounds" to get the lining up part down . . . easily resolved with some scrap paper on the first date.
The giraffe was inked in So Saffron and stamped on Whisper White. TIP: A Creamy Caramel Marker takes the spots from white to caramel. BRIGHT IDEA #1: For a delicious texture, I dotted the spots with Crystal Effects. The giraffe was cut out and pumped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. BRIGHT IDEA #2: A snippet of Hemp Twine makes a delightful tail.
Stampin' Up!'s Print Pattern Background (Close to Cocoa ink on Close to Cocoa Card Stock) creates the layer below the giraffe and is matted on Whisper White and So Saffron Card Stock. The vertical banner implements a second Stampin' Up! background stamp–Paisley (ditto on Close to Cocoa on Close to Cocoa Card Stock). It's then layered on So Saffron. So fun!
Using Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Close to Cocoa Markers, I colored each word on the "wild about you" sentiment (one word at a time and cleaning in between) and snipped them out rather haphazardly to play up the design. Hodgepodge Hardware Brads (Pewter), anchor things in place.
Happy "Tails" to You . . . . Mary
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Stamp Sets: Wild About You, Print Pattern Background, Paisley Background, Daisy Dashes Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Close to Cocoa Ink Pad and Marker, So Saffron Ink Pad and Marker, Chocolate Chip Marker
Paper: Close to Cocoa Textured and Regular, So Saffron, Whisper White
Cool Tools: Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle (to drive the wheel :), Stampin' Around Wheel Guide
The Perfect Touch: Crystal Effects, Hodgepodge Hardware Brads (Pewter), Stampin' Dimensionals, Hemp Twine (Natural)