Hello friends! (If you are looking for my “Purple Day” Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop winner’s post, CLICK HERE)
It’s the first of the month for April and this also means a new release for Whimsy Stamps! You can check out all of the new digital release by CLICKING HERE!
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 digtial stamp from the new release!
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.
Here’s a closer view of the extended neck and the coloring I’ve done. Here is the Copic list that I’ve used to color with and you can purchase them at Whimsy Stamps by CLICKING HERE:
- 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.
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!
Here’s the list of Whimsy Stamps Products (with affiliate links) that I’ve used on my card for today:
Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:
- TGIF Challenge – Balloons (TGIFC205)
- Alphabet Challenge – ‘A’ is for Animals
- Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C477 “Trick Card”
- Pammies Inky Pinkies – ATG (PIP1913)
- Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal
- 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes with optional: create a kinetic card