Cardz 4 Guyz #278: Things with Tails

Welcome to another Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Caz chose “Things with Tails” for the theme for #278. I hope you will pop over to the C4G blog to see what the rest of the design team created as well!

Here’s my card:

Sometimes masculine cards for adults can be a struggle.  I have all kinds of animals with tails stamps, but for the most part, they are cutesy.  This giraffe, I hope, can work for a guys card.


What I Did:

  • The Bumblebee base measures 11 inches by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches creating a tent card..
  • The Cinnamon Cider DSP (designer series paper) on the front measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. The envelope flap DSP measures 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches. I immediately adhered the DSP to the flap so I wouldn’t misplace it.
  • When I reached for my Bumblebee blends, I remembered that this color doesn’t have any blends. Next best thing: stamp the giraffe on Bumblebee cardstock. I really wanted the giraffe on white, but the rest of the yellow blends didn’t work for me.
  • I used the Cinnamon Cider blends to color the giraffe’s spots. Then I used the black Stampin’ Write marker for the hooves. His eye really needed to be white, so I used a white gel pen to color his eye. When that completely dried, I added the black eye ball with the black marker.
  • Next, I used a stitched rectangle die to crop out the giraffe.. Then, I used the white gel pen to color in the stitches in the ditch.
  • The Picture This die made the sentiment blocks possible. First, I cropped the DSP using the Picture This die. Next, I cropped the blocks in white cardstock.
  • All the sentiments come from the Back on Your Feet stamp set, along with the giraffe.
  • I popped the Cinnamon Cider DSP up on dimensionals to create a frame. After stamping the sentiments, I adhered them directly to the base using multipurpose glue.
  • I used three dimensionals on the left side of the giraffe panel and multipurpose glue on the right side so the giraffe isn’t going anywhere.
  • Finally, I wrapped some linen thread around the bottom of the DSP and tied it in a square knot.
  • Ta-Da! Done.

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