April New Release for Whimsy Stamps with Interactive Card!

I’m excited to be sharing this really fun and unique interactive design that I’ve made with one of the cute images called Stretchy Giraffe digital stamp from the new release!

Vicki-Giraffe Flies extended neck-April 2nd

This giraffe is so sweet and was fun to color up with Copic markers!  (See below for the full list of the markers I’ve used.)

I took the extended neck version of the giraffe and made some fold marks in his neck so that when folded, it looks like the “regular neck” version of the image, but when you pull up on the purple balloon at the top, the neck extends up with it! LOL!

Check out this 18 second video below to see how it works:

I’ve used the Whimsy Stamps No-See Kinetic Basics die set along with the Kinetic Straight Basics die set to make the straight track behind the large cloud that is under the flying giraffe.  This way there’s no track behind the giraffe to move the neck which I think is pretty cool with these special WS Kinetic No-See dies!

Because this was a giraffe with a long neck, I wanted to make a tall skinny type of card for this design.  (It measures 3″ x 6″ when closed.)  I’ve used a cloud die cut to hide the interactive track behind the giraffe and then I used a cloud stencil to sponge on some Wilted Violet and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks on the cloud die cut as well as the background white panel and the interactive pull behind the balloon so it all matches.  I thought it would be fun to add some stars, so I took the star from the Snappy Birthday clear stamp set and stamped them with the Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink.  I also took the sentiment from the Dachshund Balloon rubber stamp set and stamped it on the bottom of the white card front panel.  (I thought it was the perfect sentiment to go along with this image!  LOL!)  I’ve rounded the corners of the white panel and cloud panel with a corner chomper.

The giraffe was popped up with the black string wrapped around his left “antler” and then secured on the back.  The other end of the black string was tied around the balloon which is attached to the pull tab underneath the cloud area.  I covered the stars with a clear glitter brush and added some sequins filled with some Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.  I’ve used foam dots to pop up the giraffe over the design.

Vicki-Giraffe flies extended neck-April 2nd-close

Here’s a closer view of the extended neck and the coloring I’ve done.  Here is the Copic list that I’ve used:

  • giraffe body – YR24, YR21
  • spots, muzzle, mail & tail end – E15, E13, E11
  • Hooves & horns – E49, E47, E44
  • ears & belly – R20, R11, R00, R000
  • balloon – V17, V15, V12

I fussy cut the giraffe and the balloon separately from the image so that I could add my own string and make this an interactive card design.

Vicki-GiraffeFliesExtendedNeck-April 2nd-pulled tab

Really enjoyed creating this fun interactive card in a unique way with this adorable new stamp!  I hope you’ve been inspired with it too!  Would love to see what you come up with if you purchase this image!!

Thanks so much for popping in today!!  I’ll see you soon!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  TGIF Challenge – Balloons (TGIFC205)
  2. Alphabet Challenge – ‘A’ is for Animals
  3. Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C477 “Trick Card”
  4. Pammies Inky Pinkies – ATG (PIP1913)
  5. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal
  6. 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes with optional:  create a kinetic card

27 thoughts on “April New Release for Whimsy Stamps with Interactive Card!

  1. You know I love cute – and what is cuter than a giraffe??? I love how you have made it an interactive card – always fun for grandchildren, and adults alike. Coloring is beautiful as always.


  2. This is so adorable, Vicki!! I love this long-long-long necked giraffe!! What will they think of next!!!?? Cuteness overload here!!


  3. Now that is one fun and unique card. Great colouring and fussy cutting and fabulous giraffe image. Thank you for the video and what a stunning card x.


  4. WOW!!! What an amazing card! Thank you for playing along with this weeks TGIF Challenge!


  5. Vicki, this is fabulous! How creative to fold the giraffe’s neck to include a pull tab! That too cute! I love it, Vicki. Glad you added a short video to show how the card works! Great artwork! Hugs!


  6. So cute and fun. LOVE that sentiment and see that it was from the doxie stamp. How did I ever miss that one!!! Going to have to check it out.


  7. What a beautiful kinetic card, Vicky. I have never seen such an idea! Wow! It’s gorgeous. Kisses, my friend.


  8. Such an awesome interactive card! I love that sweet giraffe and the fact that his neck extends is so cute! You colored it perfectly and it is so fun!


  9. What an amazing interactive project, Vicki !! Coloring as always stunning and wonderful colors of the card. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card and video.


  10. Now how cool is this? I always wonder about interactive or fancy fold cards, if the recipient knows to pull the balloon or how to display a fancy fold. Either way, I think this design is fabulous for this image, and him being in the clouds is so fun.


  11. Oh, so very clever,to make his long neck the interactive part of the card! Fab coloring and I adore the purple. 😀


  12. Absolutely wonderful card! Love your adorable giraffe! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.


  13. How clever to come up with a card idea like this for that adorable giraffe! I love how his neck stretches to coordinate with the fun sentiment! Brilliant idea and a sweet and fun resulting card! Love this!


  14. Super cool idea I may be stealing soon! What a stunner! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx


  15. This is mega cute. This long neck giraffe looks like he should be on a height chart! Fabulous project. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT


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