I’m loving my Katzelkraft stamps at the moment and wanted to use the giraffe from the ‘Les Jungles’ set in a safari scene. I had recently made a card with the Altenew ‘Lotus’ layering stamps and dies and realised that one of the lotus solid stamps turned upside down looks like a tree…perfect for what I wanted to achieve with the look of this card.
I first stamped the giraffe then cut a mask to cover it so I could stamp the background images. I used a couple of Altenew stamp sets – the ‘Lotus’ Stamp and ‘Birch Land’. I used ‘Birch Land’ for the branches and the leaves using second generation stamping and different shades of green ink. While I still had the mask on I used the My Favorite Things ‘Cloud’ stencil for the sky.
I then removed the mask from the giraffe and coloured it simply with Inktense pencils. The sentiment was from the WPlus9 ‘Party Animal’ stamp set. The card front was popped up with craft foam and I added a green strip of washi tape. Once I finished these steps I felt like there was something missing and decided to add three hand drawn birds to the sky with the Zig Cartoonist Mangaka 05 pen (The water-based pigment ink in this pen is also smudge-proof with watercolours and alcohol-based markers once dry).
I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: Katzelkraft, Altenew, WPlus 9
Colouring: Inktense Pencils
Stencil: My Favorite Things
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Altenew Crisp Dye Ink
Other Mixed Media: Washi tape
Cardstock: Base Cardstock – Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser
Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, ATG Gun