Whimsy Wednesday ~ Giraffe Cuddles

Hey there lovely crafty friends. I am here to share my Whimsy Wednesday post with you tonight. I just love the latest release from Whimsy Stamps, there are the most adorable images in this release and this wee cutie has to be one of my favourites from this current release. It's by Krista Heij-Barber and is called Giraffe Baby Love

I've created a rocker base card, for a bit of fun and whimsy! I've added my layers of matting which includes a lovely circle of digital paper designed by Crissy Armstrong. It's from the Distressed Polka Dots set. My printer is being really naughty, so there's some additional 'distressing' on the left hand side of my circle, which won't appear on normal prints of this paper. But I quite liked the grunge finish, so didn't try to cover it.

This darling image was so fun to colour up. I've used my Copics for this. Adding just a hint of blue around the heart stitch die to make it look like they're little heart clouds. I added a wee cloud from the 'Stitched Clouds' die set afterwards to further suggest the cloudy day theme. That sweet heart stitched die is from the card builder die set Hearts of Love. I really love this die set. I've used it quite a lot lately. The elements are great individually but work so nicely together too. Super bonus, is that it's in our 'Retiring' section right now and is only $10! So grab one before they're gone if, like me, you like heart themed embellies.

I've recoloured this digital sentiment to make it print in brown for my card, as I felt the black would be too harsh and it picked up the brown of my mat page and the giraffes, tying the colour theme together nicely. This lovely sentiment is from our new 'Father's Day' digital sentiment set by Bev Rochester. There are some super sweet sentiments in there for our beloved papas. This image so made me think of our cuddly boy and his daddy, so it was a no-brainer to turn it into a Father's Day card for Greg. It also reminded me so much of the sweetest little bedtime story book we used to read the kiddies when they were small which had a father and son giraffe in it called Just Like Daddy. So I think it will be well received by my hubby when the time comes.

I used the 'Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles' dies to cut the image and the brown mat. I also used it to cut the sentiment panel.

Head on over to Whimsy Stamps to check out the May New Releases. There is such a fun range of gorgeous crafty goodies on offer. Click the banner above for the main release, or here for the Digital Release. I hope you liked my wee rocker card. Thanks for stopping in and visiting my blog today, it always makes my day when I read the comments left. I hope I've inspired you to take a peek at the new Whimsy Stamps Releases and I'll be back early next week with another post for our Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog. Hugs and happy crafting xoxo

Challenge Entries:
The Paper Shelter: #338 ~ Round It Up
Lemon Shortbread: #67 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #18 ~ Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #138 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: For The Boys
Addicted To Stamps & More: #291 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #366 ~ Anything Goes


Dawn Turley said…
this is simply adorable Wendy. Love the idea of a rocker card.
Chris said…
Love this sweet rocker cards Wends, lovely papers and the giraffes are just adorable!
Maxine D said…
What a beautiful card Wends - love the image and you have really mounted it to get the most from the image and papers!!
Sarah said…
Oh my word...This is truly adorable!! Love the design, love the image, and I love the dots...perfect xx
Fikreta said…
Its so nice card.
Jackie C said…
Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.
Marge said…
Such an adorable scene and I love your design in this card. Coloring is so soft and pretty and those stitched hearts clouds add more lovely mood to the card. Thank you for jouning us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Anet van Zyl said…
Beautiful shape card Wendy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx
Marie said…
Such sweet card. Very cute! Love it! Super sweet! Thanks for joining us over at TPS challenges this week.
Love n hugs
Oh, absolutely sweet! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
This is super cute, I love the fold you used. Thanks so much for playing in our Round It Up challenge at The Paper Shelter this week. Hope to see you back again. Hugs:) Audrey DT
mixamatoasties said…
Gorgeous card. Love the giraffes.

Think I'm going to try a rocker card now you've inspired me!

Susan xx
Mary C said…
How adorable, love this image.
Thank-you for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge this week.
Melanie said…
A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional add a sentiment” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

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PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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