Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Birthday Card for Male Using Pink Ink Designs Giraffe and CTMH products

Hello friends!  I hope you are doing well.  It has already started out as a crazy year.  We have had rain 4 weeks so far (part of Dec) with only a day or two (cloudy) here and there.  It is supposed to start raining again on Friday night.  That will be 5 weeks of rain.  Monday, we received 10 inches of rain.  CA has a severe drought; but now we are flooding everywhere.  I don't think the rain will be enough to make up for the drought.

I haven't really felt like coloring or creating anything; but I had to create a card for my great - granddaughter and one for my grandson.  It took me two days to find the Giraffe stamp set I bought a few years ago; which I have never used.  It took me another two days to figure out what type of card I wanted to make.  

This is my grandsons card.  He has always loved Giraffe's but I never could figure out what to do with this set once I bought it.  LOL!  I love it and I like how it turned out.  

Birthday Card Using Pink Ink Designs Giraffe 

Close Up View

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames - Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Chain Rectangles
Happy Birthday - Crafters Companion
Background front - Tim Holtz Speckles 

Image - Giraffe Fauna Series by Pink Ink Designs
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Lemonade, Lagoon
Distress Oxide Inks - CTMH (Ranger) Salvaged Patina, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint
Sentiment outside - Crafters Companion Die
Sentiment inside - CTMH Slimline Sentiments CC9214 (retired)

Copic Markers
Giraffe - E30, E31, E33, E50, E57
Eyes - B0000
Leaves - YG11, YG17

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - ATG w/option (1 of 8) (Sunday)
We Love Stamping - Favorite Colors (Yellow/Teal) (1 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - ATG (1 of 3) (Saturday)
                              Allsorts Challenge - Something New (Stamp set Never Used                            and first time to use this technique for a slimline/cutting 
                                  out ears to make room for die) (1 of 3) 
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - ATG (1 of 3) (Friday
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - ATG w/option (1 of 3) (Thursday)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - ATG (1 of 10)   (Wednesday)
Digi Choosday Challenge - ATG (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
A Place To Start Challenge - ATC w/option (1 of 8) (Monday)
Crafting Happiness Challenge - Celebrations (No limit noted)
Double Trouble Challenge - Cuddle Up (3 colors/2 layers/1 image) (1 of 3)
Inspiration Station Challenge - Photo Inspiration (This photo makes me smile; and so does my giraffe.) (No limit)
 A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
           Classic Design Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)

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  1. Crazy weather as you say, here in the UK we had drought in the Summer after the driest season on record, then when it started raining it's hardly stopped.

    Your Giraffe is adorable and perfect for a tall DL card, many thanks for sharing at Allsorts Something New theme this weeks and also a favourite colour at our January challenge at We Love Stamping.

    B x

  2. This is a cycle of crazy weather, and what a mess you must have endured on the New Year holiday. I hope thing even out soon and the rain subsides. In the meantime, thanks for sharing your lovely birthday card with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge,
    Donna xx

  3. Oh I love this card - the colors, the image, and the inside sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble!

  4. It's a beautiful birthday card and also loving the sentiment inside. Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  5. Cute and fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts
    and at We Love Stamping Challenges;-))m

  6. A beautiful slimline card, love the Giraffe!
    Thank you for joining in at Festive Fridays Challenge!
    DT - Leader

  7. What a perfect image for a DL card and he's adorable too! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  8. Your giraffe did make me smile. Not so all the rain you have been having. In the Uk it has been raining a lot but not as much. Hope the weather changes soon. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Aww… this is so cute. I just love that giraffe. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  10. One of my fave stamps but it is very large and so I love how you have used it, a great idea and so colourful. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  11. Gloria, you've definitely done the stamp justice... the giraffe is adorable! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  12. Such a gorgeous and cute giraffe Gloria. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us over at We Love Stamping.

  13. Wow Gloria, I can't imagine what so many of you are going through out in Ca. It is hard to "think and create" when so much is on your mind. Your card is adorable on so many levels and I know your grandchildren will be happy to get these cards from you. They are beautiful and special! Thanks for sharing over at the Inspiration Station Challenge this month and I pray for you and your family to be safe! Smiles, Kathy

  14. Hey Gloria! Happy to see you over at Twisted Thursday...sorry it was confusing. We've changed our format to avoid that confusion in the future! As for this giraffe, what a cutie!! So happy he made it into our challenge! Hope to see you again this month! ~Katrina

  15. I love giraffes, too! This one is so super cute and spot on fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at The Outlawz Festive Fridays! Nan, DT

  16. Love your card, the giraffe is adorable, thank you for joining the Festive Friday challenge

  17. very nice map
    thanks for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    dt festive friday

  18. Love the giraffe and perfect for a slimline card. Love the splattered background of colors and the match of colors in the frames. Fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  19. Your grandson's pick of giraffe's is right up my alley too. I love them and all things around them. Super cute card and I know he loved it! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Pam CT

  20. What a fun creation! Kudos to your grandson, he has a great appreciation for G-d's most interestng animals! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!


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