This one was sort of a special request. It was suggested to me to make more birthday cards and when I looked back over the past year at what I had made… I think I saw like two birthday cards! Yikes! So okay, here goes:
This design was inspired by two things, a “Stars” design challenge on Simon Says Stamp’s blog, here, and a new purchase. I had just picked up a Sizzix die set called Baby Jungle Animals (designed by Jordan Caderao) and wanted to use it right away.
With the giraffes’ long neck and a stars theme, I put them together and saw a streaky night sky with falling stars. I used two Nuvo shimmer powders for the sky, saturated the watercolor paper with water, sprinkled the powder and tilted it down for the streaking effect. After it was dry I used a little Black Soot Distress ink and a blender to darken the top of the card. For the sand dunes I had to get creative because I don’t currently have any border dies that make “land” or snow mounds so I used a Pink and Main stitched oval die set and a few different shades of Oxide ink to make sand dune shapes.
The giraffe was easy peasy to die cut, ink up and adhere together. I used a die set from Mama Elephant, that I love so much, called Stitched Sky for the moon. And the stars were from a Sizzix die set called Witchcraft. (If you’re into Halloween crafting, this one has the Best witch!). Glued everything together and called it a day.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have any questions just leave a comment and I’ll get right back to you.