Monthly Archives: February 2017

Happy Giraffes

Happy Tuesday!

It seems like everyone in my Facebook feed is waiting for April the giraffe to have her new baby. If you haven’t seen the live feed you can see it here. I thought to myself this would be a perfect time to use my Designer Giraffe Craft Stamp by Karmabee from Simply Stamps. Love the fun zentangled design in the giraffes!

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I started by stamping my giraffes onto a post-it note (I used a couple and glued them together so I would have the sticky at both the head and feet areas.

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I used a pair of scissors to cut out my image creating a mask.

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I stamped the image onto a piece of white cardstock with black ink.

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Next I carefully covered the image with my giraffe mask.

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I placed my stencil (Polka from Brutus Monroe) over my image and sponged ink (Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers) and then repositioned the stencil and sponged on a layer of Twisted Citron.

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I removed the mask and added a little coloring to the giraffes with markers (Zig Clean Color). I used my Happy Everything stamp – this is a Custom One Line stamp from Simply Stamps. Have you ever wanted a special phrase and couldn’t find it anywhere? Simply Stamps has your problem solved.

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I hope you enjoyed my project!!!

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Have a great day! Jeanne

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So Suzy Stamps Mirror Image Event!

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Every day in the month of February, the design team members from My Sweet Petunia, The Ton and So Suzy Stamps will create a card using the Mirror Image Stamp.  There will be blog posts, videos and a ton of instructions on how we all use the Mirror Image Stamp.

We will have the entire list with links to everyone’s post on the So Suzy Stamps blog so you can come back and see the inspiration on a daily basis.

It’s my turn today!

I used my Mirror Image Stamp, my Mini MISTI , the Rooting for You stamp set from Lawn Fawn and chalk inks from Brutus Monroe for my project.

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I decided I wanted to add a soft shadow to the super cute radish (Lawn Fawn Rooting for You ) and I went hmmm… I wonder if chalk inks would work.

I watercolored a very simple background and then used a post-it note to mask the area where the radish would be in the ground. 1 Rooting Jeanne_Streiff

I stamped the radish and leaves onto the the Mirror Image Stamp. I removed the post-it note and positioned my paper over the stamp to transfer the ink. 2 Rooting Jeanne_Streiff

Pretty snazzy!!! 3 Rooting Jeanne_Streiff 

Next stamped my leaves and face. 4 Rooting Jeanne_Streiff

I added my sentiment and a little extra watercolored “dirt” around the radish. Every radish need a little dirt, right?5 Rooting Jeanne_Streiff

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Sizzix Thank You Teacher Card

I have a project tutorial on the Sizzix Blog for this card!

Check it out HERE

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