Friday, 26 August 2016

Exotic......

Hello There......
Today's card is a CAS fun card.
The giraffe has been stamped and then masked so I could use a stencil 
and blending with distress inks.
I thought the stencil from Stamplorations looked like a Giraffe.
The edges have been heat embossed with gold and copper.
I finished off with lightly colouring the Giraffe and stamping the sentiment.
Some smudgy bits but I guess that the Giraffe won't mind!
Thanks for stopping by....
Crafty Hugs x
Fun Challenges I would like to enter......
CASology - Cue Card - Fun
AAA Cards - Blending
Stamplorations - Sketch and  or Theme - Stamp and Markers
Happy Little Stampers - CAS - Masking
Thank you for the Favourite shout out with this card....



42 comments:

*Vicki* said...

I love this design!! I love the giraffe peeking in at the corner of your card and your stencil design goes perfectly with him too!! Nicely done! Hope you have a great weekend! HUGS

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is fantastic. You'll laugh at this one Mac, I haven't got my glasses on and I looked at this when it popped up on my posts and thought.....Mac's stamped a Pineapple. I'm pleased to say that I've now had a closer look and can see that it's clearly not! I love this one. Giraffes are one of my favourite animals and I once got to feed one at South Lakes Zoo, which was an amazing experience. Your colouring is amazing and the stamp works just perfectly with the stencil. Have a great weekend. Sandra :) x

Patti said...

Too cute! I love the Giraffe and Giraffe stencil! : ) but I especially LOVE your beautiful coloring : )

Bravo!

Patti

June Macfarlane said...

Wow i am loving this its a stunning and original card.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mac, what a fabulous card, I love the image and your wonderful stamping, great work, Kate x

Ksenija said...

Great card! This stencil really looks like Giraffe ;)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply fantastic Mac Mable, love your inky blending through the stencil and such a fun and clever looking giraffe peeping through. Super CAS and gorgeous and it's great to see you play along at AAA Cards and Less is More this week. Sarah x

Esther said...

I love this card! What a fun take on our exotic theme at Less is More :) The stencilling in the background was a great way to set off the giraffe to perfection - and isn't it an adorable giraffe?! Thanks for playing!

Erika said...

Hi Mac Mabel and thanks for your visit. Loving your exotic card, the giraffe is beautiful and loving the matching background.

Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Neets B said...

Gorgeous use of neutrals here and you're right, that stencil is perfect for this card, it echos the giraffe's markings perfectly. Great masking too.
Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

Linby said...

This is just fabulous, love the stencil you paired with the giraffe.

Marina said...

They go perfectly together - fabulous!

Susan said...

What a terrific card. That background is just perfect to highlight your main image! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE this Mac! You are right, that stencil does look like a giraffe! Such a great idea and I'm so happy you decided to link it over on the HLS CAS Challenge! Have a great weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sherrie M. said...

What a fun card Mac! The blended background is perfect for your sweet giraffe! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Jane said...

Love how the giraffe is peeking out from the corner, really made me smile. Fabulous blending too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Maxine D said...

Fabulous card Mac - and thanks for the smile this card gave me.
Blessings
Maxine

sandie said...

superb stamping and I love the placement of the sentiment. Thanks for joining AAA

Zoe Sanderson said...

Brilliant, I love the stencil perfect foil for the Giraffe.

Ardyth said...

Love the tie-in between the giraffe and the background - and the placement of the sentiment! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Awesome!! I really love this card - the stencil looks perfect for the Giraffe. So nice to see you using her (yep, it's a She-raffe!), she's one of my fave stamps, you know. Thank you! ♥

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Every your card is beautiful! Great design, excellent use of masks and sweet giraffe !! You're amazing in the creation of new worlds. Thank you for your extraordinary inspiration, the next big!
hugs,
BozenA

Diane said...

Just adorable I love the way the giraffe is peeking out of the corner.

Hugs Diane

Craftyfield said...

Great fun design, she looks like she's in camouflage mode! I love this stamp, she's so cute...

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous!! That stencilled BG looks brilliant for your image! Love the design!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Well who can resist a giraffe!! Fabulous Mac, love the animal print pattern in the background, brilliant idea!! hugs and happy weekend :)

Daffodil Cards said...

This had me smiling, such a clever design and the sentiment is perfect for this giraffe. Love it.
Faith
x

Pat said...

This giraffe is so cute Mac and I love the stencil which as you say has the same look. I love the way you have added the sentiment too. x

Heidi Stamps said...

This is very cute! I love your fun stencil and the giraffe arranged off the page like that is super fun! Great card!

Toni said...

Love your funky giraffe scene--the background reminds me of waffles so now I crave them, of course! ;-) So glad you joined in at HLS!

Ceal said...

Fabulous card, love the giraffes and design. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

Karen D. said...

lOve, love this....super card!

Bonnie said...

This giraffe makes me smile! Great job of stenciling. masking and stamping!

Aileen Ryan said...

Mac love your card, you always seem to be able to amaze me with your clever ideas. Love how you used the stencil with the giraffe, perfect combo. I have a stencil thats very similar and have used it to make some backgrounds that went no where, now I see more uses. Thanks petal.

Julie B said...

Love how the stencil echoes the giraffe fur, do they have fur?, you know what I mean!
Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations this month. :)

LauraJane:) said...

Very clever placement of the sentiment! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations!!

Chrissie said...

My Granny duties over the past few weeks have taken their toll on my commenting time... many apologies for the late visit!
This is super, a giraffe is certanly exotic and you have given him/her a great design!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Linda said...

This is such a fun design ..... love the giraffe! Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx

Suchi said...

Such a fab card with a super cool background! ! Love it Mac! ! :)

Donna said...

Beautiful inking, Mac. Looks amazing. X

Rahmat said...

WOW, this is lovely, I missed it! I am sorry I have been missing a lot on commenting, with some computer issues...trying to catch up now!

maria f. said...

Exotic and oh-so-eyecatching.