Monday, May 31, 2021

Finally...A Bit Creative


Color Throwdown- Yellow, Black, Grey, White-ctd644

Simon Says- Anything Goes

Addicted To Stamps-Markers

Cute Card Thursdays-Anything Goes (Critters theme)

I bought this stamp with my best friend in mind because she loves Giraffes. I have some distress sprays and had some fun spraying the white paper with grey, yellow and silver. I attached it to white cardstock and then stamped the giraffe in black ink and stamped the saying in grey. I coloured the giraffe in a yellow marker. And added the glitter using my stickles.

Animal Friends- Bear

CHNC- Bear

Retro Rubber- Anything Goes-rrcb159

CCAYR-Something that starts with I and/or J-I chose Joy 

I love my dancing bears which I bought, maybe 20 yrs ago. They are the Fred & Ginger of my stamps:). I stamped the bears 3 times, once with white embossing powder and the others in black sparkle. I goofed a little with the black one but the white around the bears looks like snow. I layered it on silver cardstock that I dry embossed using my cuddlebug before layering it on black and white cardstock. I mounted the bears on foam tape to add dimension plus sparkled up the white bears. I finally stamped the saying and snowflakes in black and heat embossed it all with black sparkle. I love my bears!

Finally got a couple done which I'm glad about.


  1. These look great! I especially love the giraffe one- because it reminds me of my best friend- who also likes giraffes.

  2. Hi, Birgit!

    I love your animal themed cards, dear friend!

    The giraffe is one of my favorite animals. When I was a toddler, my dad built a large wooden clothes tree giraffe for my bedroom. He hand painted it, named it Jasper and stood it next to my bed. Every night, Jasper was the last thing I saw as I closed my eyes to sleep and the first thing I saw every morning upon waking. In 2013, Mrs. Shady and I visited the zoo in Naples, Florida, and had fun feeding endive leaves to the giraffes.

    I agree that the white flecks surrounding the dancing bears in the black segment imply snowflakes.

    You did a great job on these cards, dear friend BB. I wish you a safe and happy week ahead!

  3. Those are fun. I like bears, so long as they're not real bears and/or it's not in person. I wouldn't want to encounter an actual live bear.

  4. That giraffe is adorable and your ears are so festive. I looked at that embossing die on Amazon, but decided it wasn't what I wanted. You did a great job with both these, dear Birgit.

  5. I love that giraffe one! It looks so cute.

  6. What a great image Birgit…love the colours on your giraffe….and such a cute Christmas card….hope you are keeping well…take care xxxx

  7. Aren't these wonderful!
    I'm thinking of you.

  8. Your Giraffe card is beautiful, love the colors and the design too but, those dancing bear couples made me smile, fun and sweet at the same time.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  9. Can't go wrong with dancing bears indeed.

  10. Thank you everyone for all the comments. I am glad you like my cards and that they put a smile on your face.

  11. A fun pair of cards! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  12. Great card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! This is a little late, sorry. I apologize for missing commenting on May creations!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Psst, I love your giraffe card too!!! I LOVE giraffes!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    1. Take a look at my blog and you'll see my love for giraffes!!! :)