Sunday, August 1, 2021

A TEAL card for August

Hello there,
I am so glad you stopped by.
It is August and hopefully, our last month for the temps to be in the triple digits every single day!!! I know it doesn't come down quickly, but it should get a little more comfortable as we get into Fall. We moved here last year in November. And the weather was just beautiful most of the time until we got into the heat in May. So I am really looking forward to the months ahead.

I have been really struggling with my mojo for the last few weeks. Nothing seemed to spark my interest. The color for our challenge is teal... and I just couldn't think of anything that would work with that. I didn't want to do flowers in teal (not that you can't, it just didn't seem to work for me). So I looked, and pondered, and looked some more and then I saw this giraffe!!! What???? A giraffe in teal???
No... a giraffe WITH teal!!! That's the ticket!!! And here it is:

The giraffe is a new digital image from Alex Syberia. She has a LOT of beautiful digi images (and stamps too). I really like digital images because they are so much cheaper than real stamps. Of course, there are many times when you really need a real stamp to work with. But then there's those times that you get a digi image because probably, you are not going to use it that much. AND, it's just too cute!!!

The idea for this card was in my head and it seemed very simple. However, it didn't turn out to be simple at all. First of all, I realized that I couldn't adhere the giraffe under the frame because I had made it thick with 3 die cuts AND added foam tape. That was the first hurdle. 

Then, how do you get the giraffe's head through the frame and on top of it without messing up the frame by it sticking in all the wrong places. 

Other than that, it's a peace of cake...right???

In the end, I got it all together by cutting the giraffe's neck right next to the corner of the frame and then wiggling the frame until it stuck correctly (almost, I had to trim some spots). What started out to be a simple card turned into a frustrating afternoon of trial and error and calling it good!!!

If you know any easier way to do this, please let me know. I am going to practice and practice this card again until I find how to do it better!!!

Thank you for being here,
I appreciate it a lot.


  1. Love the giraffe! This card is awesome! :)

  2. This is such a lovely fun card Elena! I love the giraffe sticking out of the frame. I think I'd just use a piece of card stock to mark up the right angle, trim it with a guillotine and tuck it into the right angle of the frame? Vicky x

  3. What a super cute card! I love that giraffe peeking their head through the frame.

    sue n.


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