Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Don't be afraid to stick your neck out!

Hi there, 
I'm here today to share with you a card I made using one of the January Reveal Sets 817: Milton the Friendly Giraffe.
I started with the background. I ran a piece of Kraft cardstock through my embossing machine with the Cuttlebug Animal Print embossing folder. Once it was embossed I took the Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad and ran that directly over the raised pattern.
So on to Milton (our Friendly Giraffe!). I took a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and attached it to a piece of white cardstock. After removing the protective backing, I covered the sticky surface with Buff Flocking. Milton was then stamped directly on top of the flocking with the Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I "colored" Milton using Copics (YR02, C7, YR00, E35). When coloring on top of the flocking, you gently dab the image with the side of the marker instead of using the point of the marker. Once he was colored in, he was taped down to the embossed background.
I wrapped a piece of sheer gold ribbon around the right side of the background and added a strip of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape down the center of the ribbon and once the protective backing was removed I applied Golden Wheat Velvet Glitter.
The sentiment was stamped on Kraft cardstock with Versamark and was heat embossed with Teddy Brown. This was die cut using the Spellbinders Framed Tags One. I sponged some Memento Dandelion Yellow ink before removing the die. This was then attached to the ribbon strip with a brass Brad. The card front was then layered to a Kraft card base.
That finishes my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed your visit today. 
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  1. Oh just love this card and loving Milton. Great how you created the background.
    Thanks for joining us over at Glitter 'N' Sparkle.
    Jean DT xx

  2. Milton looks fabulous, and you have the best techniques, learn something every time I visit....wonderful card!!

  3. Lovely card with some fab techniques used

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  4. Amazing, the softness you've achieved with Milton and the flocking. Didn't know you could color over that with copics, so TFS. Love Milton with the animal print effects and this is such a cute and so 'touchable' card. Whomever receives this sweet Milton is going to be smoothing him with love! TFS and for the tutorial pictures as well. Hugs

  5. I love it. That embossing folder works so well with Milton. Great flocking and I love how you added more color to make Milton's coat look great. The glitter looks amazing as well.

    1. I just realized you stamped right onto the flocking. Wow!

  6. This card is adorable!! That giraffe is so cute.

  7. Fantastic card!!! What a nice and beautiful quote , great background and the image of the giraffe looks so lovely on it!!

    Have fun!!

  8. This is an awesome card! Thanks for the tip on how to color on flocking.

  9. You are so very clever, love the animal print and the giraffe is so cute AND the sentiment is awesome too, a Fabulous card with great texture.

  10. I love everything about this card! The stamping over flocking is something I need to try. You make it look effortless! I love the embossed background. The ink makes those giraffe spots really pop. You did an amazing job on this!! Love it.

  11. Fun card using one of my favorite Beccy's Place images! Thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle!

  12. A lovely fun card. I like all the texture and the gold ribbon is a very nice add. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  13. Really cute card! Love the background. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges! - Patti (CWWC DT)


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!