Baby Giraffe

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
My card today is one that has a lot of elements that I love on it, but I'm not sure how I feel about the card over all...
I really love all the parts of the card, but I'm not sure if I like them all put together...
I tried my hand at paper piecing...I think it turned out okay but I don't think the leopard print pattern paper I used was the best choice.
The black papers are both wonderful papers individually but I think putting them together just made the card too busy.  I Love the damask paper, it was a purchase for some birthday invites I finished a few weeks ago and I've been dying to use it on a card...I'll have to try again :)
Using pink as my alternate color I think was a great decision as it helped to brighten the card up with all the black.  The pink striped paper in the middle was from my scrap pile and it was the perfect size to place as the divider between the two black papers.  I put a small piece of pink ribbon through the middle of it, though it's hard to see...
The heart frame is from My Grafico and I mounted it on a scallop oval cut with my Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge.  I then embossed that scallop oval with my Swiss Dots folder for some texture.
The cute little giraffe I got with my winnings from Sketches by Carly a few weeks at Bugaboo.  It's just such a cute image!!  Perfect for baby cards.  With the paper piecing, I cut out all the little hearts, colored them with pink colored pencils and then put some pink glitter glue over top so they sparkled.  For the large heart and her tail, I spread some pink 3D paint over them and then covered the paint with some tiny beads for their own unique kind of shimmer.
I cut out some flowers in pink and the leopard print paper, swiped my pink marker over the bottom layer from some additional color, and then layered them, finishing them off with a pink gem center and glitter glue.
Cut out a small flourish, added some paint dots for some detail on both the flourish and the upper corner, and stuck a few pins in the flowers and it was done!

The more I look at the card...the more it grows on me :)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Card Patterns Sketch #159
    Craft Your Passion #104- Dots and Stripes
    Cupcake Craft #186-Sewing Box
    Paper Pretties-April Showers Bring May Flowers
    Ladybug Crafts #57-Spots and Stripes
    Party Time Tuesdays #62-Flowers
    Crafty Ribbons #16-Black/White +1 Other Color

Thanks for stopping by!


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  2. Just adorable Emily. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons who have a brilliant special offer on for the weekend and a chance to win £25 voucher!

  3. Fab card Emily love the Giraffe.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    Trish (-:

  4. Very cute image! The black and pink together are so elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at Card Patterns!

  5. Lovely card, Emily. I love your sweet little giraffe image and it is colored so cute. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week.
    Cathy Lee

  6. This is fabulous...thank you for joining us over at Crafty Ribbons xx

  7. oh what a cute giraffe and gorgeous papers
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week for our spots and stripes challenge
    Lisa x

  8. Gorgeous card, love your sweet image and colour combo, thanks for joining us at craft your passion, hugs, Sarah x

  9. Beautiful design Emily and so pretty in black and white! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  10. This is lovely Emily, lovely colour combination. Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this fortnight, good luck. Pami x

  11. Super sweet card! The baby giraffe is just too cute!
    Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Ribbons Challenge!

  12. What a beautiful card. Love the papers and design - really sweet!